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Package: powertop (1.11+git20091208-0ubuntu1)

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Please consider filing a bug or asking a question via Launchpad before contacting the maintainer directly.

Original Maintainers (usually from Debian):

  • Patrick Winnertz
  • Jose Luis Rivas

It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.

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Linux tool to find out what is using power on a laptop

PowerTOP is a Linux tool that finds the software component(s) that make your laptop use more power than necessary while it is idle. As of Linux kernel version 2.6.21, the kernel no longer has a fixed 1000Hz timer tick. This will (in theory) give a huge power savings because the CPU stays in low power mode for longer periods of time during system idle.

However... there are many things that can ruin the party, both inside the kernel and in userspace. PowerTOP combines various sources of information from the kernel into one convenient screen so that you can see how well your system is doing, and which components are the biggest problem.

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  • sug: cpufrequtils
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Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
amd64 38.1 kB480.0 kB [list of files]
i386 36.4 kB480.0 kB [list of files]