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battery life optimization on portable computers

PowerTOP is a Linux tool to diagnose issues with power consumption and power management.

In addition to being a diagnostic tool, PowerTOP also has an interactive mode where the user can experiment various power management settings for cases where the Linux distribution has not enabled these settings.


Download version 2.5 (stable)
released on 22 November 2013

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Required to buildGCC, G++, glibc/pthreadsi, autoconf, automake, and libtool, etc (build-essential in Trisquel)
Required to buildncurses
Required to buildlibn1
Source requirementlinux/linux-libre 2.6.38 or higher


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