Save power with PowerTOP 2.0

In order to optimize power consumption PowerTOP can be utilized in its recent version 2.0. Ubuntu 12.04 ships with 1.97 so if you want to benefit from the latest and greatest you’ll have to compile for yourself. However this is not a big deal.

  • download PowerTOP
  • extract file and enter dir
  • sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall
  • ./
  • ./configure
  • (install everything configure complains about, then rerun configure)

  • ./make
  • sudo checkinstall
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