Impacts of disabling Automatic Power Management
sridhar at laptop.org.au
Tue Jan 31 23:58:44 EST 2012
On 1 February 2012 15:43, Paul Fox <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
> sridhar wrote:
> > We are considering disabling Automatic Power Management because of its
> > impact on collaboration and 3G connectivity.
> > What kind of battery life can we expect from an XO-1.5 with Automatic
> > Power Management disabled as opposed to enabled? I understand that
> > this can vary wildly with usage, but is there an average estimate?
> he's on a very long plane flight, but i'll try and channel richard:
> "it depends."
> how did i do? :-)
I was trying to head that off with my "I understand that..." statement :)
> you're probably in as good a position to answer this as we are, since
> you have a better idea of your system activity load. with automatic
> power management turned off, a 1.5 is good for several hours of use,
> where "several" is intentionally vague. backlight on full? wireless
> on? continuous cpu activity? etc.
> would it help to disable automatic power management only when specific
> Activities are running? only when certain kinds of collaboration are
> in effect? only when certain drivers are active?
We've been thinking of doing this for when 3G connections are active
. It might be interesting to also tie this into Sugar's
collaboration mechanism and disable power management when a session is
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