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Old 10-11-2004, 02:49 AM   #1
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Toshiba ACPI, enabling!

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.

Old 10-11-2004, 04:54 AM   #2
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First go to this great site and set up your sources...

as per directions.

Then use the Mandrake "Install Software" gui and search the DESCRIPTIONS for the words LAPTOP and TOSHIBA.

You'll get a bunch of programs that do what you want, including CPU throttling, etc.


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