[Community-news] OLPC News (2008-02-09)

Frank Ch. Eigler fche at redhat.com
Sun Feb 10 12:53:31 EST 2008


"Walter Bender" <walter at laptop.org> writes:

> [...]
> Chris Ball provided Richard with some power readings from our newly
> enhanced power tinderbox running a C2 (mass production) laptop. [...]
> The top auto-suspend power-draw breakdown:
>
> WLAN:	734 mW
> backlight:	362 mW
> memory:	239 mW
> LCD:		218 mW
> EC:		108 mW
> other:		339 mW
> total:		2064 mW
> [...]
> A next step will be to see if the wireless power can be reduced during
> suspend. [...]

Has the following idea already come up?  How about just turning off
the wlan entirely during suspend, if the machine has reason to believe
that its contribution to mesh connectivity is negligible?

- FChE


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