[Pm-utils] low power mode

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Mon May 1 11:08:24 PDT 2006

On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 10:28 -0400, Peter Jones wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-04-27 at 22:56 +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:
> > The low power mode script is currently included in CVS. It sets laptop
> > mode tools, but I've had feedback that some people want to do mad things
> > like throttling the cpu power and other stuff when on low power mode.
> > 
> > What about a
> > 
> > /etc/pm/lowpower.d/
> > 
> > directory that users/distros can do weird stuff in - for instance
> > disabling services from running and other odd stuff.
> > 
> > To be honest I'm not sure, but I thought I would get the discussion
> > going.
> To be honest, I'm not sure it's worth spending much more time on at this
> point, unless somebody has some examples of things we could do that
> aren't really, really closely tied to user preferences.

Well, to integrate with powersaved people are going to want to do:

/usr/bin/powersave -e Powersave
/usr/bin/powersave -e Performance

and you could imagine wackier things that distros vendors would want to
do -- for example flashing a LED when in low power mode.

It's surely a 5 minute job to add?


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