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Power Saving for the Workstation, Part 1

Jul 29, 2007, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Ordinarily, the only place you see these programs are in laptops and the methods should work on laptops, and there are many places to go for information on the specialized laptop tweaks and GNOME and KDE laptop configuration options.

"But in an age of global warming and increasing costs per KWh, saving power on workstations by putting them to sleep when not in active use is a good idea, too. Unfortunately, this is not a part of the default Linux installation, at least not in Debian. Worse, the available methods for putting a Linux computer to sleep are considered experimental, so if you can't get anything you see here to work reliably and stably, don't trust your data to it..."

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