Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Increase Your Battery Life

As my laptop is getting kinda old now, the battery isn't as good as it used to be. I came across this handy little application by Intel called PowerTop. Its surprising how much you can extend your battery life with this.

To install:
sudo apt-get install powertop
To Run:
sudo powertop
PowerTop will scan your laptop for 5 seconds, and then report back with the hardware or software that has the biggest drain on your battery life. PowerTop will then provide you with a simple shortcut key to fix the problem. (If you want to make the changes permanent, you will have to edit the right config files. It will explain how to do this at the bottom of the screen!)


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  2. very useful blog,thanks for share the information.