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Re: [opensuse] Battery expecntancy
  • From: Michal Hlavac <hlavki@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 20:06:48 +0100
  • Message-id: <200702022006.51081.hlavki@xxxxxxxxx>
Dňa Pi 2. Február 2007 M Harris napísal:
> On Thursday 01 February 2007 23:21, Mark Panen wrote:
> > I bought
> > a new one on Monday and it is supposed to get up to 4 hours but i only
> > get 1 hour 40 minutes. I have charged and discharged the battery a
> > couple of times.
> The time you are getting is 'bout normal...
> ... there are many things you can do to cut back on the current drain.
> 1) reduce the cpu operating frequency (bios) if your unit allows for this
> 2) reduce the up-time of the hd drive motor (timer)
> 3) reduce the brightness of the lcd, and up-time of the monitor (timer)
> 4) turn of peripherals when not used... including wan, wifi, modems, etc
> 5) set a suspend timer
> 6) suspend instead of booting
> 7) set lcd to power down (timer) instead of running a screen saver
> You may need to fully cycle (charge-discharge) your new battery several
> times before you will see optimum performance.
> I have never had more than 2.5 hours from my laptop (ThinkPad R30) under
> optimal loading. Obviously this is completely subjective.


on my thinkpad R60 and suse 10.2 is OS writing to disk every cca 3-5 second.
So there is no way to switch to standby mode. I don't know which process. Is
it possible discover process which writes something to disk??? I have 2GB of

thanks, m.
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