[PC-BSD Testing] Tuning power consumptions on notebooks

Lars Engels lars.engels at 0x20.net
Thu Sep 16 05:33:00 PDT 2010

Hey Kris et al.,

I think a pretty low hanging fruit to grab for a longer battery life on
notebook would be to implement mav's howto to tune the power consumption
on notebooks: http://wiki.freebsd.org/TuningPowerConsumption

Perhaps the installer could ask if the installation is to a notebook and
set the right sysctls?
There are also some vendor-specific acpi modules acpi_ibm, acpi_asus,...
The Vendor can automatically determined with 'dmidecode -s
system-vendor', so the installer can ask if the module should get loaded
at boot time.



Lars Engels
E-Mail: lars.engels at 0x20.net 	
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