Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Power management [was Re: Fedora Core 4 on Dell Inspiron 700m]
- theashworld wrote:
>My 700m was getting generating a lot of heat, so I tried -m16 andMy guess is it's most likely the laptop mode stuff... maybe it's doing
>also installed laptop-mode-tools. At least one of the two worked, and
>my laptop is much cooler now (even over extended periods of usage).
>Since laptop-mode is not always on (laptop-mode.conf has a line
>LAPTOP_MODE_ALWAYS_ON=0) and as I am almost always connected to AC
>power supply, I thought it was -m16 which did the trick. Am I missing
some other optimisation that always happens regardless of the
LAPTOP_MODE_ALWAYS_ON setting (i.e.: if it's doing some optimisation
that it knows is ALWAYS safe and good to do, then it might just do it
regardless of whether or not you want your disks spun down, etc.)
>What packages do you use for power management? Also, I haven't foundHrm, I tend to leave my system idle for long periods of time - but it's
>out a way of automatically hibernating the system after n minutes of
>inactivity. gnome-power-manager ( on gnomefiles.org) didn't work. I
>don't use KDE.
always plugged in, so I don't have it hibernate automatically. I just
hibernate manually with a launcher icon. :-P
I would think that you could write up something that would just monitor
your X activity - and at a certain idle time, call suspend. ?