[maemo-users] N900 power consumption

From: Dawid Lorenz adl at adl.pl
Date: Mon Apr 26 12:16:11 EEST 2010
On 26 April 2010 10:01, Bernard Tyers <b at runningwithbulls.com> wrote:

> If I am at home I use it to read rss feeds, and make calls. When at work it
> is idling on wifi.
> * Phone ALWAYS on 2G, unless I want to download something via cellular
> network.
> * No more softwae installed than before upgrade.
> * exact same IM accounts/SIP acount usage as before.
> After the upgrade I reconfigured all settings/parameters for maximum power
> saving as they were wiped when the upgrade finished.

When your N900 is idling, fire up top (preferably via ssh session) and see
whether pulseaudio is constantly eating 2-5% of CPU. If so, run "killall
tongend" as root. This is a bug fixed in PR1.2 (afaik) which seems to be
launched sometime between today and the next decade.

Also, BatteryGraph application from extras(-testing?) helps "debugging"
battery usage a lot. From what I found, the *greatest* *ever* battery hog is
browsing web via 3G. I do that daily while commuting to/from work and it can
take up to 40-50% of battery within less than an hour!

Dawid 'evad' Lorenz * http://adl.pl

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