Monday, January 25, 2010

How to make Your Ubuntu Linux Enegy Efficient using PowerTop

Since version 2.6.21, the Linux kernel has introduced a   feature called tickless. the kernel no longer has a fixed 1000Hz timer tick. This will give a dramatic  power savings because the CPU stays in low power mode for longer periods of time during system idle.
A Nice handy tool, PowerTop has been created for reducing the Power Usage of Linux.  This application will help to find  the software components that are preventing optimal usage of your hardware and give proper  suggestions for both hardware and software configurations to reduce power consumption of your system. So Now Your Ubuntu is energy Efficient.It is very useful for Laptop Users.

How To Install PowerTop in Ubuntu


Open a terminal and type the following


$ sudo apt-get install powertop


Or You can use Synaptic Package manager and select package powertop.

5 comments:

Rony B Chandran said...

Thought those cpu freq governors are the only way to make it energy efficient, before. Thanks for guiding me to PowerTop.

Danni B said...

Nice tip, but this is in no way specific to Ubuntu, though your title and text implies that it probably would be.

johnH said...

I have been using Powertop on my laptop and netbook for awhile and it will extend the batter use time. Unfortunately one has to start it manually for each computer use.

It is a good addition to my laptop and my netbook.

Elijah said...

I did not know about this app, looks very useful to save power. Thanks!

creativesumant said...

In the five years since initial launch Ubuntu can now be found in thousands of organisations across the world delivering key services reliably, predictably and economically.

* Energy efficient, low memory and disk footprint operating system
* No license or maintenance fees
* An expanding ecosystem
* Minimal maintenance
* Growing community of peers and references

Built on the solid foundation of Debian which is known for its robust server installations, it has a strong heritage for reliable performance and predictable evolution.


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