Power consumption with Fedora

Nathanael d. Noblet nathanael at gnat.ca
Tue Dec 2 05:30:57 UTC 2014

On Mon, 2014-12-01 at 17:57 -0700, john.tiger wrote:
> Obviously priority is now on F21 bugs but looking beyond that
> I want to work with someone more knowledgeable on power consumption - it 
> stinks on Fedora 20.
> OSX on mac air gets 11-12 hrs  Fedora gets 4
> Chrome OS on Chromebook gets 9-10  Fedora gets about 6
> Tried powertop - see slight improvement.
> Guys at ARCH claim with powerdown scripts they get close to 11 on Mac 
> Air - that's good
> So we need to get the powerdown scripts to work well with Fedora.  I 
> have no idea how much conversion, if any is needed for Fedora - just 
> don't have the knowledge of processes, Fedora scripts, etc.  But willing 
> to help out, test, etc.  (I want 11 hrs on my Mac Air !).

I don't know much about it but I hate how bad my battery life is on my
laptop... I've been considering buying a mac because I thought it was
the size of battery etc (granted that could still be a factor). It truly
is miserable. I'd be willing to work to try to test / package stuff.


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