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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My bad
by Jack Malmostoso on Sun 13th May 2007 10:42 UTC
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As soon as it landed in the Debian repositories I gave it a spin. (yes, it's there, in unstable, package powertop)

Too bad I have an iBook ;)
I guess the thing works only on x86!

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RE: My bad
by AdamW on Sun 13th May 2007 19:16 in reply to "My bad"
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Could be that, or it could be that it needs a 2.6.21 kernel with CONFIG_TIMER_STATS enabled in the build. Does Debian have that too?

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