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?
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.
"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" zdroj: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.p ... 50501.html
OK I'm lacking those skills to do anything with these scripts 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...