Power Management!

Naitik Shah naitik_83 at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 27 00:37:05 PST 2001


Thanks a lot, I got the power management stuff working, now i can use dpms 
for my display, and put my laptop in stand by and suspend modes. I was 
wondering if there's some kind of hibernate mode or something, basically zero 
power usage and still not switched off.

Thanks again,
Naitik Shah.

On Tuesday 27 November 2001 20:34, you wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 27. November 2001 15:16 schrieben Sie:
> > On Wednesday 28 November 2001 23:21, Naitik Shah wrote:
> > > Is apmd what i need to install to be able to use kde's
> > > powermanagement?...
> >
> > Yes.
>
> Not only. You'll need apmd too. I suggest you look at the kernel
> Documentation about Powermanagement: /usr/src/linux/Documentation/pm.txt.
>
> > > I've compiled powermanagement stuff in the kernel. But i wanna be able
> > > to suspend and standby my system. But the apmd readme says something
> > > like the stuff is over a few years old!
> >
> > That's no guarantee that it doesn't work.
> >
> > > someone must be using a laptop!
>
> I am. But my IBM thinkpad i1200 doesn't like APM. So I'm using ACPI.
>
> > Not me -- mine died.
> >
> > > oh yeah, is there any special software for P-III-Mobile for better
> > > power management and extending battery life?
>
> Not yet, because ACPI4Linux is still under heavy development. There's no
> APM mode to get into the CPU settings.
>
> > That one, I don't know about. I'd just advise you to let things power
> > down after short idle times, even if (disk access most of all) things
> > slow down a lot because of it.
> >
> >
> > rgds,
> > Peter de Freitas
>
> LX

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