[maemo-users] N900 power consumption

From: Dawid Lorenz adl at adl.pl
Date: Mon Apr 26 16:00:51 EEST 2010
On 26 April 2010 12:10, Bernard Tyers <b at runningwithbulls.com> wrote:

> 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).

CPU usage when making a call is valid. I meant pulseaudio constantly taking
approx. 2-5% CPU time when device is completely idle, even with screen off.
Oh, found it: https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6868

> 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.

As Michel pointed - there was a typo, I should say 'tonegend'.

> > 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.

It helps finding which usage patterns are the most battery-hungry and gives
indication of some dodgy background action (like tonegend above) eating
battery when device is supposedly "idle". But that's only my personal
preference, I guess.

All in all, I definitely concur that one of N900's worst gripes is power
management (or lack of thereof) and getting out without a charger at hand
for more than 1 day should be considered a crime. ;)

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

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