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Hi, I'm new here and yes I've been through the search but havent found what I was looking for. I have a HP Pavilion ze4300 notebook, and installed Fedora Core2. ...
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    Battery problem


    Hi, I'm new here and yes I've been through the search but havent found what I was looking for.

    I have a HP Pavilion ze4300 notebook, and installed Fedora Core2.
    The problem is that according to my kernel acpi is installed, but my 3hour battery only lasts for about 1 hour.

    Does anyone knows what I can do to make my battery last longer ?

    ps: I'm a linux beginner, so keep in mind that if you start using terms, i probably need to think twice before I get them

    tnx

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    It depends a lot on what window manager you're using. I get much longer life out of my laptop simply using even Gnome rather then KDE, even though I prefer KDE. Make sure you're not running any processes that you don't need as well, and that any deamons that you're not using are not running.

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    ow, it's Gnome 2.6 i think. Version included in the fedore cd's I downloaded.

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    Do some research on the hdparm command. That may help you out, but be careful.

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    i got a compaq and it life time is 3 hours..using gnome

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