Tips on Saving Battery Power in Linux

Tired of having the Windows side of your dual-boot system eat up more battery power? Want to simply do the right thing and stop sucking power for unnecessary power cycles? Linux power-saving site has a wealth of tips and tricks for reducing the power needs of desktop and laptop systems. Among the intuitive power-savers:

  • Stepping Ethernet ports from gigabit to standard 100/10 speeds when not at the office
  • Disabling unnecessary Bluetooth radios
  • Turning off Wi-Fi "auto-associate" behaviors that draw power when wireless is shut off

Check out the site for more power-conscious tips, helpfully organised by device type. How do you conserve battery (or just outlet) power on your Linux system? Share some hacks in the comments.


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