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However... there are many things that can ruin the party, both inside the kernel and in userspace. PowerTOP combines various sources of information from the kernel into one convenient screen so that you can see how well your system is doing, and which components are the biggest problem.
What's eating the battery life of my laptop? Why isn't it many more hours? Which software component causes the most power to be burned? These are important questions without a good answer... until now. The Linux 2.6.21 kernel introduces the so called tickless-idle feature. This feature allows the processor to be really idle for long periods of time, rather than having to wake up every millisecond more»
POWERTOP(1) POWERTOP(1) NAME powertop - program to analyze power consumption on Intel- based laptops SYNOPSIS powertop DESCRIPTION This manual page documents briefly the powertop commands. powertop is a program that shows the power consumption on Intel-based laptops and makes suggestions on how more»
powertop (1.11-1+squeeze1) stable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Fix segfault on newer kernels with large config files. Thanks to Mel Gorman (Closes: #610101) NMU upload prepared with debdiff created by Patrick Winnertz <firstname.lastname@example.org> and found on debian-release mailing list. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2011/03/msg00292.html -- Salvatore Bonaccorso more»
1.11 -- * Fix compilation with PIC * polling hint now refers to /dev/cdrom instead of /dev/scd0 more»
This package was debianized by Petter Reinholdtsen <email@example.com> on Sat May 12 23:22:21 CEST 200 more»