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    laptop config on mandrake 10.0 official


    Hi at all!

    I'm writing you for informations about setting up mdk 10.0 on my laptop to improve my battery's life.

    can you help me? thanks!

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    So are you wanting to install Mandrake 10 on your laptop as a computer operating system? Or is it you are under the impression that Mandrake 10 will improve your battery's life? If Mandrake 10 can do that, it's something I'm not aware of.

    Can you give us a little more information about what you want to do? That way, we can better understand, and hopefully give you some help.
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    MDK 10.1 claims to be the best laptop distro out there and from what i've seen, it truely is. If you don't mind Community Edition, then you can use it today. Otherwise, official should be out soon.

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    Thank you for your replies, i'm giving you more information about what I have to do.

    I've already installed that distro on my laptop, ant it work quite good (no 3d acceleration with radeon 9700 mobility), but it doesn't matter.

    I noticed that battery's life in windows is longer than in linux, because windows slow down CPU & VPU speed, when using the battery.
    In linux (I suppose) this not happen, and, for example, cpu fan is always on.

    I'm asking you if there are some modules to install, for controlling the energy use of the laptop (for example, best performance, balanced, longer battery life options)

    Thanks again, and sorry me for my english but i'm italian and this is not my first language.

    Bye!

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    ATI provides drivers for that card, I've heard they worked great.

    As for power management... become root, then edit /etc/lilo.conf and change acpi=ht to acpi=force, then run the lilo -v command. You may additionally have to install both acpi and acpid.

    ACPI offers much finer control of pm then APM, inclusing temp control and cpu throttling.

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    jeremy1701, my wife has a Toshiba laptop running Mepis RC4, and it seems to have battery problems, (longevity issues) as well. Is what you're recommending to f3ua a general solution for Linux laptops are just particular to Mandrake 10? If so, is there a way to do it even if you're not using lilo?
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    it's general. You can add this option to both lilo.conf and grub ( i think it's /boot/lst.conf ??). The acpi and acpid applies to all. Another option you can try is acpi=on, rather then force. ht means "not in X".

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    ok, I've modifyed lilo.conf and rebooted the system. From dmesg I get this:

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    hm, page 0009f000 reserved twice.
    hm, page 000a0000 reserved twice.
    On node 0 totalpages: 229376
      DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:1
      Normal zone: 225280 pages, LIFO batch:16
      HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1
    DMI present.
    ACPI: RSDP (v000 PTLTD                                     ) @ 0x000f61e0
    ACPI: RSDT (v001 PTLTD    RSDT   0x06040000  LTP 0x00000000) @ 0x3ff724f4
    ACPI: FADT (v001 ATI    Wistron  0x06040000 ATI  0x000f4240) @ 0x3ff76f24
    ACPI: MADT (v001 PTLTD           APIC   0x06040000  LTP 0x00000000) @ 0x3ff76f98
    ACPI: SSDT (v001  PmRef    CpuPm 0x00003000 INTL 0x20030224) @ 0x3ff72524
    ACPI: DSDT (v001    ATI    SB200 0x06040000 MSFT 0x0100000e) @ 0x00000000
    ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x8008
    ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
    ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x00] lapic_id[0x00] enabled)
    Processor #0 15:2 APIC version 20
    ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x01] lapic_id[0x01] enabled)
    Processor #1 15:2 APIC version 20
    NR_CPUS limit of 1 reached.  Cannot boot CPU(apicid 0x1).
    ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x00] high edge lint[0x1])
    ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x01] high edge lint[0x1])
    ACPI: IOAPIC (id[0x02] address[0xfec00000] global_irq_base[0x0])
    IOAPIC[0]: Assigned apic_id 2
    IOAPIC[0]: apic_id 2, version 17, address 0xfec00000, IRQ 0-23
    ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 0 global_irq 2 high edge)
    ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 9 global_irq 21 low level)
    ACPI BALANCE SET
    Enabling APIC mode:  Flat.  Using 1 I/O APICs
    Using ACPI (MADT) for SMP configuration information
    Built 1 zonelists
    Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=306 devfs=mount acpi=force splash=silent
    bootsplash: silent mode.
    Initializing CPU#0
    PID hash table entries: 4096 (order 12: 32768 bytes)
    Detected 3401.391 MHz processor.
    Using pmtmr for high-res timesource
    Console: colour dummy device 80x25
    Memory: 904220k/917504k available (1816k kernel code, 12536k reserved, 849k data, 272k init, 0k highmem)
    Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
    Calibrating delay loop... 6766.59 BogoMIPS
    Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
    Inode-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
    Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
    checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (no cpio magic); looks like an initrd
    Freeing initrd memory: 133k freed
    CPU:     After generic identify, caps: bfebfbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
    CPU:     After vendor identify, caps: bfebfbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
    CPU: Trace cache: 12K uops, L1 D cache: 8K
    CPU: L2 cache: 512K
    CPU:     After all inits, caps: bfebfbff 00000000 00000000 00000080
    Intel machine check architecture supported.
    Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
    CPU#0: Intel P4/Xeon Extended MCE MSRs (12) available
    CPU#0: Thermal monitoring enabled
    CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz stepping 09
    Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
    Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
    Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
    POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
    enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
    ESR value before enabling vector: 00000000
    ESR value after enabling vector: 00000000
    ENABLING IO-APIC IRQs
    init IO_APIC IRQs
     IO-APIC (apicid-pin) 2-0, 2-9, 2-16, 2-17, 2-18, 2-19, 2-20, 2-22, 2-23 not connected.
    ..TIMER: vector=0x31 pin1=2 pin2=-1
    Using local APIC timer interrupts.
    calibrating APIC timer ...
    ..... CPU clock speed is 3399.0575 MHz.
    ..... host bus clock speed is 199.0974 MHz.
    NET: Registered protocol family 16
    EISA bus registered
    PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd778, last bus=4
    PCI: Using configuration type 1
    mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
    ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040211
    Looking for DSDT in initrd ... not found!
    IOAPIC[0]: Set PCI routing entry (2-21 -> 0xa9 -> IRQ 21 Mode:1 Active:1)
    ACPI: Interpreter enabled
    ACPI: Using IOAPIC for interrupt routing
    ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (00:00)
    PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
    PCI: Ignoring BAR0-3 of IDE controller 0000:00:14.1
    Transparent bridge - 0000:00:14.4
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK0] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK1] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK2] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK3] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11)
    ACPI: Embedded Controller [EC0] (gpe 3)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P2P_._PRT]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.AGP_._PRT]
    Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
    PnPBIOS: Disabled
    IOAPIC[0]: Set PCI routing entry (2-19 -> 0xb1 -> IRQ 19 Mode:1 Active:1)
    00:00:13[A] -> 2-19 -> IRQ 19
    IOAPIC[0]: Set PCI routing entry (2-16 -> 0xb9 -> IRQ 16 Mode:1 Active:1)
    00:00:14[A] -> 2-16 -> IRQ 16
    IOAPIC[0]: Set PCI routing entry (2-17 -> 0xc1 -> IRQ 17 Mode:1 Active:1)
    00:00:14[B] -> 2-17 -> IRQ 17
    IOAPIC[0]: Set PCI routing entry (2-18 -> 0xc9 -> IRQ 18 Mode:1 Active:1)
    00:00:14[C] -> 2-18 -> IRQ 18
    
    ecc.... ecc....
    It's all right? now how can I control cpu speed? where can I find informations or how to for using ACPI?

    Thanks a lot!!!!

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    there's a program called klaptop where you can adjust the settings of ACPI.

    Code:
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy1701
    there's a program called klaptop where you can adjust the settings of ACPI.

    Code:
    urpmi klatop
    Jeremy
    Thanks a lot. I'm trying it, and i'll post the results.

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