Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 13:43 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Just like Eugenia yesterday, I also upgraded my laptop's Ubuntu Feisty installation to Gutsy a few days ago. The upgrade process went completely awry, though, so I was forced to do a fresh install. Not a bad thing, as it gave me the opportunity to take a look at Ubuntu's soon-to-be-released Gutsy Gibbon with GNOME 2.20
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Laptop battery life
by skylinewrx on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 14:49 UTC
skylinewrx
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2007-09-23

Can someone comment on whether the new changes to the kernel and gnome (polling) have resulted in battery savings? We have now had two reviews on laptops with no mention of this. Thanks.

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RE: Laptop battery life
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 14:50 in reply to "Laptop battery life"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Can someone comment on whether the new changes to the kernel and gnome (polling) have resulted in battery savings? We have now had two reviews on laptops with no mention of this. Thanks.


My laptop's battery is dead (not even 1.5yrs old) so can't help you on this one.

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RE[2]: Laptop battery life
by skylinewrx on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 15:19 in reply to "RE: Laptop battery life"
skylinewrx Member since:
2007-09-23

My battery is dead also, I am considering a new dell, thus my curiosity. Perhaps Eugenia will weigh in.

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RE: Laptop battery life
by leech on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 20:25 in reply to "Laptop battery life"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Well, when I first ran Gutsy, it had the same battery life as Windows Vista (translate, not very good at all) then I put Debian Sid back on there for a while and it was much better. But now It's working much better and I have quite long lasting battery.

Also as a side note, the battery monitor actually works properly now for my Logitech Wireless Mouse as well. If it's low on juice, it pops up (which was working before) but now it actually tells me it's charging and when it's fully charged. Very nice addition ;)

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RE: Laptop battery life
by skylinewrx on Tue 25th Sep 2007 21:53 in reply to "Laptop battery life"
skylinewrx Member since:
2007-09-23

So for anyone who was wondering about battery life, or just saving power in general, the future looks bright:

http://www.lesswatts.org/results/mobile/

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