Mint Fluxbox - how to improve energy efficiency?

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Mint Fluxbox - how to improve energy efficiency?

Postby daquirm on Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:17 am

I'm using one of may Mint 9 Fluxbox installs in live mode with persistency on may notebook. It lasts running about 3 hours, while with windows vista (which is pretty crappy system by the way) it lasts 4-6 hours, which is really huge difference. I tried to install Granola, but before I managed to test it, it messed my system to the point I had to reinstall it completely.

The question is how to improve Linux Mint to be more energy efficient? It is very light but it gives me worse battery time than windows with default energy saving profile. Any suggestions?
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Re: Mint Fluxbox - how to improve energy efficiency?

Postby kwevej on Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:44 pm

jump into /etc/laptop-mode

edit laptop-mode.conf
look also to files under conf.d
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Re: Mint Fluxbox - how to improve energy efficiency?

Postby daquirm on Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:24 pm

Thank you, but there's no such file in Fluxbox edition....
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Re: Mint Fluxbox - how to improve energy efficiency?

Postby willie42 on Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:29 pm

open a terminal

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gksu /etc/laptop-mode.conf


see what that does
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Re: Mint Fluxbox - how to improve energy efficiency?

Postby kwevej on Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:37 pm

daquirm wrote:Thank you, but there's no such file in Fluxbox edition....


Then install the laptop-mode package

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Re: Mint Fluxbox - how to improve energy efficiency?

Postby daquirm on Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:32 pm

Zdravim do Holadnska :)?

In Mint 9 Fluxbox there's package called pm-utils-powersave-policy it's supposed to be a lighter version of laptop-mode-tools. But which of these two has better results is hard to say though...you have to uninstall one package in order to get the other. This is what I don't wanna do till someone can clearly explain me, why the one is better than the other.
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Re: Mint Fluxbox - how to improve energy efficiency?

Postby kwevej on Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:46 pm

:)

"It's possible to replicate the behaviour of laptop-mode-tools by writing scripts to /usr/lib/pm-utils/power.d/. Of course, that requires more knowledge than editing a few values in /etc/laptop-mode/laptop-modoe.conf"
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Re: Mint Fluxbox - how to improve energy efficiency?

Postby daquirm on Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:57 pm

OK I'm lacking those skills to do anything with these scripts :lol: But I found this project, which is aiming towards what I want to have implemented in linux based desktop OS: http://dynamicpower.sourceforge.net/ With the still growing notebook market, this should be priority for the developers...
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Re: Mint Fluxbox - how to improve energy efficiency?

Postby shengchieh on Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:26 pm

http://www.lesswatts.org/index.php (LessWatts.org)

Enjoy!

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Re: Mint Fluxbox - how to improve energy efficiency?

Postby daquirm on Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:34 pm

This is what I'm talking about...Thank you
I tried this example for tweaking the CPU.
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echo 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/sched_mc_power_savings

Despite I'm running Mint from live USB with persistent mode, it wasn't saved...
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