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Re: Power saving in debian

On Thu,25.Dec.08, 09:55:32, Micha Feigin wrote:
> for the hard disk look into laptop mode, it allows holding writing to disk for
> longer periods (cache disk writes in memory for 20-30 minutes) which allows the
> disk to spin down. Also allows playing with disk power management (look into

But beware, this can be dangerous if you don't have a ups.
> depending on the graphic card and driver it may be possible to underclock it
> (at least the more expensive nvidias have a possibility to overclock, possibly
> underclock as well, with nvidia-settings, don't know about others).
> you can also leave the machine headless (no graphic card) and just log in
> remotely. There is a possibility to play with pci powersave but I don't know
> much about it.

> > As for the graphics card...if you don't use a monitor why not remove it
> > completely? As for powering it down, that won't be possible because of
> > the way computers are designed. The only "computer" that does this is
> > the OLPC.

Unfortunately some computers (at least the older ones) won't boot at all 
without a graphics card and with one card I have you even have to have a 
monitor plugged in.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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