PowerTOP tool released; time to fix the wasted laptop power on fedora?

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Sun May 13 21:46:27 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-05-13 at 23:38 +0200, Martin Sourada wrote:
> As kernel says:
> # cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT1/state
> present:                 yes
> capacity state:          ok
> charging state:          discharging
> present rate:            1212 mA
> remaining capacity:      262 mAh
> present voltage:         13759 mV

>From real life experience, trusting these numbers is dangerous.

> the power usage should be around 16 W. Is it a bug in the PowerTOP, or
> is it supposed to mean something different (currently it shows 1.2 W)?


lshal | grep battery.reporting.rate

Then it's normalised and made a little more sane.


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