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Saving battery power on Linux

If you're a Linux user and tired of having the Linux side of your dual-boot system suck up more battery power, LessWatts.org might just be the place for you to visit.

If you're a Linux user and tired of having the Linux side of your dual-boot system suck up more battery power, LessWatts.org might just be the place for you to visit. The site offers a wealth of various tips and tricks for reducing the power requirement of your Linux laptop and desktop systems.

Excerpt of the welcome message:

LessWatts.org is not about marketing, trying to sell you something, or comparing one vendor to another. LessWatts.org is about how you can save real watts, however you use Linux* on your computer or computers.

LessWatts is about creating a community around saving power on Linux, bringing developers, users, and sysadmins together to share software, optimizations, and tips and tricks.

Here are some of the tips, helpfully classified by subsystems:

  • Switching off auto association on your Wi-Fi
  • Disabling TV, VGA or DVI out
  • Enabling SATA Aggressive Link Power Management (ALPM) feature
  • Enabling laptop mode

Do you have any power-saving tips that you figured out on your own? Why not share them with us here?

About

Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

2 comments
paulmah
paulmah

Any power-saving tips that you figured out on your own? Why not share them with us here?

shardeth-15902278
shardeth-15902278

But you've got your finger on my pulse. Just yesterday I was whining (to myself) about the fact that my battery Lasts only about half as long under Linux as it does under WinXP. Thanks for bringing this link to my attention.