kde - power savings
This might sound strange, but some very limited experiments here show....
My hard drive is set up to park after 60 seconds of use.
It does that just fine.
It seems at the moment that as soon as I change the focus from one
window to the next, the hard drive spins up and then parks after another
This is killing my battery savings!
I have debug turned off in the /etc/init.d/kdm
I have most/all of the goodies from the HOWTO ('-' preceeding syslog
entries, noflushd, no irda...). I used to get a routine 6-8 hours on my
notebook and now am down to <4 (It's got two batteries, that's why the
numbers are so high). But with a migration to kde (from gnome) it's
gotten really poor lately.