[maemo-users] N900 power consumption

From: Bernard Tyers b at runningwithbulls.com
Date: Mon Apr 26 14:10:55 EEST 2010

 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.

I had a look at top and "/usr/bin/pulseaudio --system --high-priority" seems to be running constantly, at around 0.2 (when idle) to approx. 32.2% cpu (when making a call).

Trying to killall tongend gives response:
killall: tongend: no process killed. 

This is right, as the /usr/bin/tongend process ID is the same after the kill command as before it.

> Also, BatteryGraph application from extras(-testing?) helps "debugging"
> battery usage a lot. 

I've used it and I don't find it too useful, unless I do nothing for that time.

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