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Old 06-12-2015, 02:31 AM   #1
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LXer: Saving laptop power with powertop.

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If there’s one thing you*want from a*laptop, it’s*long battery life. You want every drop of power you can get*to*work, read, or just be entertained on a long jaunt. So it’s good to know where your power is going. You can... Continue Reading →

Old 06-12-2015, 02:45 AM   #2
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This guide only applies to Fedora.

The Debian & Arch versions of powertop are not supplied with a unit file for powersaving.

Make your own by creating a file at /etc/systemd/system/powertop.service with this content:
Description=Powertop tunings

ExecStart=/usr/sbin/powertop --auto-tune

Then use this to activate it:
# systemctl start powertop.service
# systemctl enable powertop.service
Use this command to prevent the .service starting at the next and subsequent boot ups:
# systemctl disable powertop.service
And don't expect too much from it -- it adds half an hour to the battery life on my laptops...

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick; 06-15-2015 at 02:40 AM. Reason: corrected path to binary in Debian


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