Power consumption with Fedora

Matthias Clasen mclasen at redhat.com
Tue Dec 2 16:50:29 UTC 2014


On Tue, 2014-12-02 at 11:33 -0500, Owen Taylor wrote:

> 
>  * The backlight eats a ton of battery - 4W for the display backlight
> and 1W for the keyboard backlight. If you are getting poor battery life,
> turn off the keyboard backlight and turn the screen down. But how do we
> fix this for all users? We used to be much more aggressive about screen
> dimming in GNOME, and it was really annoying. Can we find some happy
> medium?

Did we ever do a close comparison to OS X' backlight handling ?




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