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Re: Fan control (and power-saving in general) on Dell Inspiron Studio 153x



Try installing jupiter or CPU-freq controller. It may help you. But,
please note that, jupiter won't work with Debian. I am not sure of
Backtrack, because, it was stable with Ubuntu.

On 4/4/12, Ivan T. Ivanov <iivanov@mm-sol.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Joe,
>
> On Tue, 2012-04-03 at 12:09 -0700, Joe Emenaker wrote:
>> 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)?
>>
>
> This is not specific to Debian or any distribution, try "Laptop Mode
> Tools" [1], also here [2] you can find reach set of general advises for
> better power management under linux.
>
> Happy tweaking,
> Ivan
>
> [1] http://samwel.tk/laptop_mode/
> [2] http://www.lesswatts.org/
>
>> - Joe
>>
>>
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