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The CPU governor & screen brightness are a good start, disabling wifi when not needed can save a bit too.

That message log - the column in square brackets represents real time, so their is a 15 second gap while it sorts out the swap. That's a weird one....
What is /sda5? Is it a flash drive or something??
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The CPU governor & screen brightness are a good start, disabling wifi when not needed can save a bit too.

That message log - the column in square brackets represents real time, so their is a 15 second gap while it sorts out the swap. That's a weird one....
What is /sda5? Is it a flash drive or something??
CPU governor is on ondemand, I can't see anything on the screen if the brightness is any lower than it is now, and the wireless is so dodgy on these madwifi drivers, if I disconnect from my router it doesn't let me connect again.

sda5 is a swap partition, 2.5GB out of the 60gb drive. I haven't seen it being used much yet. I didn't make the partition, it was made that way when I installed Ubuntu.
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That's weird, I really don't understand the issue there
Maybe raise the question on the Ubuntu forums - you might get lucky and a developer may swing by to help you out
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post #34 of 37
There's a little thing you can add to the task bar to scale the CPU usage. I just leave it at 50% and it works well for raising battery life.
    
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Originally Posted by IBuyJunk View Post
There's a little thing you can add to the task bar to scale the CPU usage. I just leave it at 50% and it works well for raising battery life.
Most of the time this thing is running at 600MHz and not the 1.7GHz it should be at, speedstep is on and working fine. Methinks the battery is going, it's not even lasting an hour now.

Thank you all for the suggestions though
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Oh I posted a site about linux power!!! Oh crap!!! (searching) www.lesswatts.org
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Originally Posted by biltong View Post
CPU governor is on ondemand, I can't see anything on the screen if the brightness is any lower than it is now, and the wireless is so dodgy on these madwifi drivers, if I disconnect from my router it doesn't let me connect again.

sda5 is a swap partition, 2.5GB out of the 60gb drive. I haven't seen it being used much yet. I didn't make the partition, it was made that way when I installed Ubuntu.
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