Red Hat’s Matthew Garrett has actively been working on improving power management with graphics processors via the various open-source X.Org drivers. There is quite a lot of work involved, but at the FOSDEM x.org meeting he shared an update on his progress. In particular, Matthew is trying to conserve power with the GPU, memory, outputs, and displays. Read on to understand Red Hat’s work on power management.
Improving Linux GPU Power Management
2009-02-16 X11 4 Comments
…my laptop’s 6 years old and uses 1.21 Gigawatts a minute anyway. Right now I’ll settle for a driver that doesn’t leave artifacts all over the screen whenever I scroll in Firefox, or make X fall over like a sack of shit with the slightest breath of wind whenever I’m attempting to do anything requiring 3D or video acceleration.
/Sorry, I know I’m a bit OT, but this feels a bit like rodding the drains while the house is on fire.