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I have a Toshiba A45 Satelitie laptop, and am currently running Mandrake 10.0... I also have the Toshiba acpi modprobbed and whatnot.
My question is this:
In order to maxamize my battery life (something very important to me as I am a student on the go all day long) is there a program I can use to enable the funcanioality of my ACPI. I have CPU throtteling enabled, but am unsure if it does it automatically. IS there a way I can set how much throttling is applied at a given time.. Also I would like to adjust my mintor brighness, as its a beast and sucks a lot of juice... I found a console command that works - echo "brightness:x" >/proc/acpi/toshiba/lcd - which works great, but is kinda pain in the ass to keep doing.
Basically, other than that I am really happy with Mandrake, and prefer it much over SuSE which was a very bloated slow distro..
So, if someone has any good ideas on how to maximize battery life in Mandrake 10.0, using a Toshiba Laptop, I would love any advice you have.