[Dclug] Linux Mint draining battery
macoafi at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 18:40:42 EDT 2009
On Monday 13 July 2009 5:56:58 pm Kevin Dwyer wrote:
> I looked through the script that they suggest you install and can find more
> things that you wouldn't want. For instance, if you insert a CD into the
> drive, both Vista and Ubuntu will prompt you to do something with it, but
> that powersave script disables it in Ubuntu. Somehow Vista is able to both
> note the event of inserting a CD and provide longer battery life.
Ubuntu by default polls the CD drive every 2 seconds. This seems excessive.
It can be limited to once every 16 seconds instead of disabling completely.
Why 30 seconds is not an option, I am unsure.
I say this having forgotten how the heck I limited it to once every 16 seconds
6 months ago. Something in hal. Though maybe devicekit will make this easier
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