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Old 01-15-2005, 01:21 PM   #1
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power saving software for notebooks

hey guys i just got my new acer laptop lol this thing rules!!

but on a more serious note.. iam just about to install debian (sarge installer) on it and i just thought is there any software out there that i can view the battery life and manage power saving stuff?
Old 01-15-2005, 06:03 PM   #2
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kde has kpowersave, your mileage may vary.
Old 01-15-2005, 10:34 PM   #3
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cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT1/info
cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT1/state
Old 01-17-2005, 05:29 AM   #4
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PS: Actually it is /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0 unless you are checking a second battery

If you are installing KDE i recommend klaptop.

Klaptop is very useful taskbar applet, as it can adjust the CPU throttle (intel speedstep etc), and it does warn you when your battery will run out, when it's fully charged, etc.

I don't use gnome but i think it is called gLaptop or gnome-battery. (simliar to klaptop)

If you are using other window managers (window maker, icewm...) then i am not sure. Maybe catting data to the /proc ?

Last edited by db391; 01-17-2005 at 05:33 AM.
Old 01-17-2005, 08:35 PM   #5
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^ your signature is big and gay. it's missing giant pictures too.

check out the laptop-mode package.


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