Fan control (and power-saving in general) on Dell Inspiron Studio 153x
So, I multi-boot my Dell Inspiron Studio 1537 with Windows 7, Debian,
and Backtrack (which is based on Ubuntu, which is based on Debian)...
Windows 7 gets the best battery life out of all of them. I've tried to
get better fan control and sensor data in Debian, but, as I recall, the
prober from lm-sensors never seems to find a way to control my fans,
etc. And, on Backtrack, the fans are on pretty high constantly. As a
result, my battery life is noticeably worse with Debian and Backtrack.
Can anyone share any secrets or tips they have with getting better fan
control or cpu-throttling or battery life on this line of Dell Inspiron
Studio's (the 153x, series)?