Summary

Laptops contain a number of power reduction features built into them. They include such things as dimming the screens and spinning down the harddrive. Not all of these features are enabled in Ubuntu.

Rationale

Increasing battery life is a good thing for all laptop users. Enabling this functionality would make Ubuntu more attractive to laptop users.

Use cases

Jim wants to watch a movie on his laptop on the flight. However, Ubuntu only gives 1 and 1/2 hours of battery life. Windows gives him just over 2, so he reboots into Windows to watch his DVD, as he knows he will be able to finish it.

Scope

Design

Implementation

Code

Data preservation and migration

None

Unresolved issues

BoF agenda and discussion


CategorySpec

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