xfce4-power-manager and battery settings

Robby Workman rw at rlworkman.net
Fri Mar 20 16:28:56 CET 2009

On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:30:12 +0100
Alexander Toresson <alexander.toresson at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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...

Perhaps I have other issues, but a suspend to ram on my T41 will use
about 50% of the battery over the course of 12 hours.

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