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Old 10-29-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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High consumption on idle with a thinkpad T400

Hi everyone,

My laptop has a very high consumption when running on idle (I mean nothing that write on the disk or video etc..). I read on lenovo forums that people could get 10-12W and I can hardly get lower than 20W. My cpufreq is set to powersave and my cpus are always at the lowest scale.

Im looking for a thread, HOWTO or someone that could help me configure my laptop to save some power. It used to last almost 7h on battery (sadly I don't remember the consumption) on Ubuntu and now it can barely last more than 3h with slackware.

My config is:
T400 intel duo core 3,06ghz
14.1" TFT display with 1440x900 (WXGA+) resolution with LED backlight
Switchable Graphics with Intel GMA 4500MHD and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 (256 MB)
320GB 7200rpm 2.5" SATA HDD
Intel Wifi Link 5300 (AGN)
9 cells battery
Old 10-30-2010, 03:48 AM   #2
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Location: Aveiro
Distribution: Slackware
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Hi there, maybe this help Laptop Mode Tools.
It is a laptop power saving package for Linux systems.

Here, is the slackbuild.


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