Battery Powered Linux Mini-HOWTO

Battery Powered Linux Mini-HOWTO

David Lechnyr

Revision History
Revision 2.312003-07-30Revised by: drl
Minor updates
Revision 2.02002-10-08Revised by: drl
Major updates and conversion to SGML
Revision 1.01997-12-21Revised by: hm
Initial draft by Hanno Muller

This document describes how to optimize and configure power management on a ready-configured Linux system for use on battery-powered laptops. This will be helpful for everyone who runs Linux on a portable computer system. APM/ACPI methods of power management are discussed along with power saving tips and techniques. There is also some discussion about the different types of batteries available.