Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 13th May 2007 00:35 UTC, submitted by Luis
Intel What's eating the battery life of my Linux laptop? Which software component causes the most power to be consumed? These are important questions without a good answer... until now. Intel announced the PowerTOP tool, a program that collects the various pieces of information from your system and presents an overview of how well your laptop is doing in terms of power savings. A number of apps, like Firefox, Evolution and Gaim have been modified by Intel to help consume less power and hopefully these patches will be integrated to their main trees or by distros.
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The irony...
by Dima on Sun 13th May 2007 00:49 UTC
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Isn't it a bit ironic that the hall-of-shame list contains applications such as gnome-power-manager and S06cpuspeed - who's purpose, as I understand, includes saving power?

Oh, and the ibm-acpi module - required by IBM laptops to check battery, control LCD brightness, etc. - is there, too.

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RE: The irony...
by Hiev on Sun 13th May 2007 00:53 in reply to "The irony..."
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Lets find solutions and not guiltys.

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RE[2]: The irony...
by PowerMacX on Sun 13th May 2007 01:19 in reply to "RE: The irony..."
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Lets find solutions and not guiltys.

Step one is finding where to concentrate efforts, so identifying guilty apps/modules is not idle play. And yes, the OP is right, it's highly ironic! ;)

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v RE: The irony...
by Spellcheck on Sun 13th May 2007 01:18 in reply to "The irony..."
RE[2]: The irony...
by Dima on Sun 13th May 2007 02:53 in reply to "RE: The irony..."
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"Whose" is possessive, "who's" is a contraction of "who is."

And that is a comma splice.

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RE: The irony...
by hughsient on Sun 13th May 2007 14:44 in reply to "The irony..."
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Not ironic. XOrg has a broken DPMS notification system which is being fixed. If we don't poll X, then we currently don't know if the machine is in DPMS sleep or not. When we get the new API, we can remove polling completely.

Richard Hughes (author of gnome-power-manager)

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