Last longer with PowerTOP

Who doesn't want to enjoy the good things in life longer? I'm talking of course about the battery life in your laptop. Intel released PowerTOP this week, a power monitoring tool for Linux. PowerTOP helps you identify which processes on your system keep your processor from going to deeper sleep states. Deeper sleep states consume less power and make your battery charge last longer. Visit and give it a try!


It's great to have a systematic way to determine what applications are hogging power. So far the PowerTOP Known Issues site lists energy-saving patches for GAIM, Firefox, and Evolution. It would be nice to see some attention being paid to KDE apps as well.

By vladc at Sun, 05/13/2007 - 03:28

On my laptop the top three KDE apps that show up on the list are:

knotify : schedule_timeout (process_timeout)
artsd : schedule_timeout (process_timeout)
kicker : schedule_timeout (process_timeout)

Live long and prosper!
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By Jure Repinc at Mon, 05/14/2007 - 04:53