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Re: Bug#262030: ITP: laptop-mode-tools -- Userland scripts for laptop mode, a battery-saving mode for Linux

Bart Samwel <bart@samwel.tk> writes:

> On Thu, 2004-07-29 at 17:26 +0200, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder
> wrote:
>> On Thursday 29 July 2004 15.21, Bart Samwel wrote:
>> >   Description     : Userland scripts for laptop mode, a
>> > battery-saving mode for Linux
>> >
>> > Laptop mode is a Linux kernel feature that allows your
>> > laptop to save considerable power, by allowing the hard
>> ...

This is an example of the age-old problem of creating package with a
couple very small scripts.  However, I don't see a good package in which
these scripts could be integrated.  I'd really like to see them
available somewhere in Debian, so I'm willing to accept a separate
laptop-mode-tools package.

>> Does this thing also work on Apple Powerbooks or is (some of) it 
>> x86-specific?
> It is architecture independent. The only thing it requires is a 2.4
> linux kernel >= 2.4.23 or preferably a 2.6 kernel >= 2.6.6. The package
> is not well-tested on 2.4 but it shouldn't break a lot.
> For those who are interested, a preliminary package can be downloaded
> at:
> http://www.xs4all.nl/~bsamwel/laptop_mode/tools

Please make the source package (.dsc, .diff.gz, etc.) available there

> Feedback is, of course, welcome. Slightly offtopic: I'm looking for a
> sponsor for this package, preferably one who owns a laptop which runs a
>>= 2.6.6 kernel and which has working ACPI. To those who read this, if
> you're willing to sponsor, please contact me.

I'd be willing.  It sure beats the mess I made of my laptop installing
these scripts by hand...

You win again, gravity!

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