Bug 482787

Summary: battery life on toshiba laptop is horrible
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: vk <vminch>
Component: gnome-power-managerAssignee: Richard Hughes <richard>
Status: CLOSED CANTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: rhughes, richard
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Description vk 2009-01-27 23:50:36 EST
Description of problem:
Gnome-power-manager shows my laptop has 1hour+10 minutes of juice when fully charged. It's almost *triple* this amount on Windows XP, SP3.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.25.2

How reproducible:
A general continuous problem.

Additional info:
-attached

Possible solutions:
- add an option to the gnome-power-manager interface to create battery *profiles* based on;
>> screen brightness
>> cpu level (pick between 1 - 6), or option to use dynamic frequency
>> defining conditions for standby, hibernation, screen dim, screen lock actions

- extending powermgr (http://sourceforge.net/projects/powermgr) and creating a panel applet for it
>> the last update was in 2005, so there would be some serious work involved
Comment 1 vk 2009-01-27 23:51:36 EST
Created attachment 330192 [details]
System information.
Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2009-01-28 03:32:40 EST
(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> Gnome-power-manager shows my laptop has 1hour+10 minutes of juice when fully
> charged. It's almost *triple* this amount on Windows XP, SP3.

Sounds like a kernel problem. Can you try unloading modules and seeing what causes the biggest drops?

> - add an option to the gnome-power-manager interface to create battery
> *profiles* based on;

We've discussed this lots in the past, please see the archives.