xfce4-power-manager and battery settings

Alexander Toresson alexander.toresson at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 12:30:12 CET 2009

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Liviu Andronic <landronimirc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 1:05 AM, David Mohr <squisher at xfce.org> wrote:
>>> Suspend would stop "any" battery consumption, and would avoid a "hard"
>>> system halt. I would regard Suspend as a "hard"-style notification
>> Wow, I want to see that system that doesn't have any battery
>> consumption in suspend mode! It would be awesome, but reality is that
>> 99% of all hardware uses quite a bit of battery while being in suspend
>> mode.
> Perhaps the "any" I employed wasn't accurate.
> Yesterday I had to suspend my laptop (on battery) and to reopen it
> about half an hour later. The battery percentage hasn't moved one
> unit, so I assumed that Suspend consumes much less energy than a
> running system. It felt to me a good option to extend battery life,
> and also to get a good notification.
> Liviu

I know that an old (p2) laptop of mine can be suspended for about a
week. That makes it able to be suspended for at least a few hours with
5% battery or so left. No idea about newer ones tho...

// Alexander

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