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Thread: Power plans for laptop ?

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    Default Power plans for laptop ?

    Hello,

    First off, I would like to say that I am a complete newbie both in using Linux and this forum, so im not sure if this is the right place to post this.

    Now, I recently installed OpenSuse 11.1 on my laptop and I was wondering if there is any piece of software out there that would give me something similiar to power plans ? So i can change the performance of my laptop by reducing the battery usage ?
    Because on Suse it only shows me the remaining battery life and thats it.


    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Power plans for laptop ?

    Which desktop are you using? Once we have that info, someone will be able to offer more specific advice.

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    Desktop ? Ah, sorry, I have no idea what that means (as far as Linux is concerned anyway)

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    Default Re: Power plans for laptop ?

    He means are you using KDE, gnome, XFCE, or something else?

    Also might help if you told us a little about the laptop.

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    KDE: 4.1.3 (KDE 4.1.3) "release 4.9"

    As for the laptop....

    HP pavillion dv6000

    Processor (CPU): Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00GHz
    Speed: 800.00 MHz
    Cores: 2

    Total memory (RAM): 1.9 GB
    Free memory: 93.1 MB (+ 1.5 GB Caches)
    Free swap: 2.0 GB

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    Default Re: Power plans for laptop ?

    KDE 4 uses PowerDevil. With KDE 4.1.x, it was a separate kde package, but from KDE 4.2 onwards it is part of the kdebase package iteslf (ie built in). If you left-click on your battery icon, you should be able to bring up the power management user interface. If not, the other way is via menu > configure desktop > advanced power management. Make sure 'Let PowerDaevil manage screen powersaving' is enabled.

    BTW, it is strongly recommended to upgrade the KDE 4 desktop to KDE 4.2 or 4.3, as there have been many improvements, including power management functionality.

    KDE/KDE4 - openSUSE

    KDE4.2.* (How To Add) Guide. - openSUSE Forums

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