core i3, 4gb ram, OCZ agility 3 ssd ,ati radeon -- ubuntu 13.04
acer aspire 4752 -, ubuntu 12.10
Faith is miraculous if it is accompanied by dedicated efforts
Jupiter + those grub additions.
I have powertop installed, but haven't been using it. As I mentioned earlier, I don't really understand the new powertop interface with the version packaged in 11.10, so I haven't even touched it...
^ new powertop...+1
With all these changes it'd be interesting to compare Ubuntu's battery life to Fuduntu's battery life since I believe Fewt is the Jupiter dev as well as the Fuduntu lead dev. Wondering if Fuduntu has other tweaks to help on battery life...
There is the kernel 3.2 RC option....for the ones who dare to do it.
I downgraded to the 188.8.131.52 kernel and it runs so much cooler it isn't funny. The fan comes on rarely. I think the fix is supposed to be in the 3.3 kernel when it is released or at least that is what I have read
I understand but that is what works for me. My laptop runs 15 degrees cooler with the downgraded kernel
As I understand this is the problem and that's why they cannot find a simple solution. The good kernel for some is the disaster for others. It's extremely difficult to satisfy all these diverse structures.
These three options in grub made a huge difference for me. Using ~8W now, cool and quiet.
Toshiba satellite c660
I must say; Unity has really grown on me even though it's sluggish. Make a lightweight version without all the pretty stuff.
Unity is a great idea.