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Re: Canonical place to configure power management

On Sun, 01 May 2011 15:36:40 +0200, Kai Weber wrote:

> I use powertop to enable power management for various devices on my
> laptop. I wonder where I can store these configuration options
> permanently. I looked into pm-utils and guess I can use this package but
> there seems to be no documentation how one should use pm-utils.
> Some examples of the options in question like displayed in powertop:
>>> Bad           Wireless Power Saving for interface wlan0
>    Bad           Enable SATA link power management for /dev/sda Bad     
>         NMI watchdog should be turned off Bad           VM writeback
>    timeout
>    Bad           Enable Audio codec power management Bad          
>    Autosuspend for USB device BCM2045B (Broadcom Corp)
> How do you enable these settings? Do you store them permanently?

I think powertop is just giving you some hints on what you can tweak to 
save your battery. You can ignore them or apply them, that's up to you.

Additional info on their meaning:




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