> I have redhat 7.2 installed on my laptop (kernal 2.4.x). The problem
> is that the battery dies after 5-10 minutes. It has a lithium
> Ion...supposed to last like 5 hours or so.
Yes, the batteries I got with my Latitude CPx last a couple hours, at
least. I've only pushed them to the edge once, because I read somewhere
that doing so degrades the battery life.
> Also my laptop freezes if left on for about 9 hours. It used to be
> less than that before I ran xset and having the laptop lcd
> suspended. And since I can only run xset when I have X running, laptop
> freezes in a shorter amount of time when I don't have X running. Any
I'm not sure what you mean by freezing, or exactly which xset option
you're using. So I'll assume (for no good reason :-)) that your
problems have something to do with power consumption.
I think there is a command-line program that you can invoke to suspend
the computer. (But I'm spacing on the name of it.)
And I think you can adjust the display intensity (enter Setup when