Talk:How to make use of Power Management features

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Maybe this page should be restructured: just mention different tecnologies, some words on PRO/CON arguments and then pointing to different pages explaining how to setup and configure?

It might make sense to split the page into 5, according to the 5 main sections we have there now. However, it doesn't make much sense to split it up when the main page would just hold the links to subpages. So far the General sections in APM and ACPI are intended to be used for pros and cons and general explanation. We would then have the following structure...

  • How to make use of Power Management features
    • How to make APM work
    • How to make ACPI work
    • How to make use of Dynamic Frequency Scaling
    • How to make use of Harddisk Power Management
    • How to make use of Graphics Chips Power Management

The "other hardware" section would probably best turned into single pages added on demand.

Wyrfel 02:24, 8 Dec 2004 (CET)

BIOS powermanagment / APM / ACPI

At least at a A31p it is still possible to have powermanagment without APM or ACPI in the kernel compiled (fast test: try this in the bootmanager screen by using the Fn-keys and/ or with the boot parameters apm=off acpi=off). Also other Fn-keys function, but this needs further testing. Of course there are problems with BIOS powermanagment: suspend and hibernation cause the X-server to hang.

(23:22, 23 Dec 2005 (CET))


Everyone speaks about decreasing memory usage, that's useful, but I've never seen any HOWTO, article about increasing usage of memory to suppress spinning up harddrive so much possible after boot using ramdisks, caching of music files before playing, delayed syncing, using aufs and writing changes or something. It would be cool if someone will start page about it, today is memory not so expensive and everyone with 1GB+ memory will probably like this, I don't have so much experience with this problem so I can't start it myself.