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    Re: Excessive Increase in Power Consumption

    Likely not the orig. posted issue as it was 5 days ago but specific to the new unity-6.6
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...y/+bug/1054088

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    Re: Excessive Increase in Power Consumption

    How do I view my power usage?
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    Re: Excessive Increase in Power Consumption

    Quote Originally Posted by robtygart View Post
    How do I view my power usage?
    Open a terminal: sudo apt-get install powertop
    Then type sudo powertop in the terminal and give it a few seconds to collect usage data.

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    Re: Excessive Increase in Power Consumption

    Thank you

    Code:
    Summary: 171.4 wakeups/second,  0.0 GPU ops/seconds, 0.0 VFS ops/sec and 9.1% CPU use
    
                    Usage       Events/s    Category       Description
                100.0%                      Device         Audio codec hwC0D0: Conexant
                  8.3 ms/s      87.1        Process        /usr/bin/konsole
                 17.6 ms/s      32.2        Process        kwin -session 10d9d46269000134792157500000018800000_1348334717_793253
                 15.9 ms/s      12.0        Process        /usr/bin/plasma-desktop
                 23.3 ms/s       8.8        Process        /usr/bin/X :0 -core -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch -background none
                  3.7 ms/s       6.1        Timer          tick_sched_timer
                 14.9 Ás/s       5.4        Process        [kworker/1:0]
                  2.5 ms/s       3.9        Interrupt      [6] tasklet(softirq)
                  3.3 ms/s       3.2        Process        /usr/bin/gkrellm --sm-client-id 10d9d46269000134818590200000018110047
                  3.0 ms/s       3.4        Interrupt      [18] ohci_hcd:usb3
                  0.7 ms/s       4.3        Timer          hrtimer_wakeup
                  3.5 ms/s      0.25        Process        /usr/lib/thunderbird/thunderbird
                471.8 Ás/s       2.3        Interrupt      [7] sched(softirq)
                  2.0 ms/s      0.00        Interrupt      [16] nvidia
                130.5 Ás/s       0.6        Process        /usr/bin/krunner
                394.5 Ás/s       0.4        Interrupt      [9] RCU(softirq)
                  1.1 ms/s      0.05        Process        powertop
                  1.1 ms/s      0.00        Interrupt      [0] timer/1
                  1.0 ms/s      0.00        Interrupt      [1] timer(softirq)
                 52.0 Ás/s      0.25        kWork          os_execute_work_item
                136.5 Ás/s      0.15        Process        kdeinit4: kded4 [kdeinit]
                322.8 Ás/s      0.10        Process        ksysguardd
                530.2 Ás/s      0.00        Timer          wl_timer
                 96.7 Ás/s      0.15        Process        /usr/bin/virtuoso-t +foreground +configfile /tmp/virtuoso_hX1848.ini +wait
                 68.9 Ás/s      0.15        Interrupt      [9] acpi
                 18.9 Ás/s      0.15        Process        thunderbird
                392.6 Ás/s      0.00        kWork          do_dbs_timer
                 28.0 Ás/s      0.10        Process        /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/polkit-kde-authentication-agent-1
                212.7 Ás/s      0.00        Process        [ksoftirqd/1]
                206.4 Ás/s      0.00        Interrupt      [19] eth1
                164.5 Ás/s      0.00        Timer          nv_kern_rc_timer
                156.0 Ás/s      0.00        Timer          delayed_work_timer_fn
                 23.9 Ás/s      0.05        Process        /usr/bin/klipper
                 15.5 Ás/s      0.05        Process        /usr/bin/bluedevil-monolithic
                  9.9 Ás/s      0.05        kWork          rt_worker_func
                  7.7 Ás/s      0.05        Timer          watchdog_timer_fn
                  3.5 Ás/s      0.05        Process        /usr/lib/rtkit/rtkit-daemon
                  2.1 Ás/s      0.05        Process        [flush-8:0]
                  0.8 Ás/s      0.05        Process        [watchdog/1]
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    Re: Excessive Increase in Power Consumption

    Quote Originally Posted by tista View Post
    Guys,

    Now I'm using Quantal Gnome Remix Alpha2 on my VAIO Z (standard voltage i5 & sandy-bridge mobile), then I've also noticed such power-drain on QQ...

    So... have everyone tried deeper rc6 states?

    I've living with this grub parameters:
    Code:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i915.powersave=1 i915.i915_enable_fbc=1 i915.i915_enable_rc6=4 i915.lvds_downclock=1 pcie_aspm=force iwlwifi.11n_disable=1 i915.i915_enable_fbc=1 intel-audio-powersave=true"
    Yeah I mean "4" is deeper rc6 state for power-saving...
    Then after booting on battery, powertop showed below :

    Code:
    The battery reports a discharge rate of 8.21 W
    The estimated remaining time is 5 hours, 24 minutes
    
    Summary: 130.1 wakeups/second,  1.9 GPU ops/seconds, 0.0 VFS ops/sec and 1.4% CP
    
                    Usage       Events/s    Category       Description
                 36.7%                      Device         Display backlight
                  0.8 ms/s      38.9        Interrupt      [49] i915
                649.1 Ás/s      15.0        Process        syndaemon -i 2.0 -K -R -t
                245.4 Ás/s      10.0        Timer          hrtimer_wakeup
                160.6 Ás/s       9.6        kWork          ieee80211_iface_work
                  1.2 ms/s       9.4        Interrupt      [6] tasklet(softirq)
                230.8 Ás/s       9.2        Timer          tick_sched_timer
                190.9 Ás/s       8.3        Process        [rtsx-polling]
                141.8 Ás/s       4.0        Process        /usr/lib/mozc/mozc_render
                  2.6 ms/s       3.1        Process        /usr/bin/gnome-shell
                  5.4 Ás/s       2.1        kWork          blk_delay_work
                  0.7 ms/s       2.0        Process        /usr/lib/upower/upowerd
                280.1 Ás/s       1.8        Process        [jbd2/dm-2-8]
                193.2 Ás/s       1.5        Interrupt      [7] sched(softirq)


    I've passed the suggested grub paramaters on, but am seeing no savings whatsoever :

    Code:
    The battery reports a discharge rate of 30.9 W
    The estimated remaining time is 2 hours, 51 minutes
    
    Summary: 490.7 wakeups/second,  244.4 GPU ops/seconds, 0.0 VFS ops/sec and 3.5% CPU use
    
    Power est.              Usage       Events/s    Category       Description
      12.7 W    100.0%                      Device         Display backlight
      11.9 W     34.6 pkts/s                Device         Network interface: wlan0 (rtl8192ce)
      1.89 W    100.0%                      Device         Audio codec hwC0D0: Conexant
      1.89 W    100.0%                      Device         Audio codec hwC0D3: Intel
      1.50 W    100.0%                      Device         Radio device: btusb
      354 mW    698.1 Ás/s     568.4        Process        smfpd
     59.2 mW      9.4 ms/s      67.7        Process        /usr/lib/firefox/firefox
     5.79 mW      2.8 ms/s      43.3        Process        compiz
     3.37 mW    144.7 Ás/s       2.1        Process        gnome-terminal
        0 mW      9.5 ms/s      0.00        kWork          ieee80211_scan_work
        0 mW      3.9 ms/s       4.0        Process        /usr/bin/X :0 -core -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch -backgro
        0 mW      1.2 ms/s       1.0        Process        /usr/lib/unity/unity-panel-service
        0 mW      1.1 ms/s      17.9        Interrupt      [48] i915
        0 mW      1.0 ms/s      15.4        Timer          hrtimer_wakeup
        0 mW    609.1 Ás/s       0.9        Process        indicator-multiload
        0 mW    558.8 Ás/s      0.10        Process        /usr/lib/indicator-appmenu/hud-service
        0 mW    538.4 Ás/s      0.10        Process        powertop
        0 mW    337.2 Ás/s      0.00        Interrupt      [9] RCU(softirq)
        0 mW    317.7 Ás/s       0.7        Interrupt      [7] sched(softirq)
        0 mW    245.2 Ás/s       1.8        Process        /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/indicator-application-service
        0 mW    242.4 Ás/s      0.00        Interrupt      [40] SATA controller
        0 mW    216.4 Ás/s       0.3        Process        /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon
        0 mW    209.9 Ás/s      0.05        kWork          e1000_watchdog_task
        0 mW    200.4 Ás/s       0.4        Process        //bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 5 --print-address 7 --session
        0 mW    189.9 Ás/s      0.00        Interrupt      [4] block(softirq)
        0 mW    163.6 Ás/s      0.00        kWork          rtl_watchdog_wq_callback
        0 mW    120.1 Ás/s      0.25        Process        /usr/lib/bamf/bamfdaemon
        0 mW    108.4 Ás/s       0.8        Process        /usr/lib/upower/upowerd
        0 mW    105.8 Ás/s       1.6        Timer          tick_sched_timer
        0 mW     97.9 Ás/s       0.4        Interrupt      [1] i8042
        0 mW     96.0 Ás/s      0.00        Interrupt      [17] rtlwifi

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    Re: Excessive Increase in Power Consumption

    Quote Originally Posted by fictivetoast View Post
    I've passed the suggested grub paramaters on, but am seeing no savings whatsoever :

    Code:
    The battery reports a discharge rate of 30.9 W
    The estimated remaining time is 2 hours, 51 minutes
    
    Summary: 490.7 wakeups/second,  244.4 GPU ops/seconds, 0.0 VFS ops/sec and 3.5% CPU use
    
    Power est.              Usage       Events/s    Category       Description
      12.7 W    100.0%                      Device         Display backlight
      11.9 W     34.6 pkts/s                Device         Network interface: wlan0 (rtl8192ce)
      1.89 W    100.0%                      Device         Audio codec hwC0D0: Conexant
      1.89 W    100.0%                      Device         Audio codec hwC0D3: Intel
      1.50 W    100.0%                      Device         Radio device: btusb
      354 mW    698.1 Ás/s     568.4        Process        smfpd
     59.2 mW      9.4 ms/s      67.7        Process        /usr/lib/firefox/firefox
     5.79 mW      2.8 ms/s      43.3        Process        compiz
     3.37 mW    144.7 Ás/s       2.1        Process        gnome-terminal
        0 mW      9.5 ms/s      0.00        kWork          ieee80211_scan_work
        0 mW      3.9 ms/s       4.0        Process        /usr/bin/X :0 -core -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch -backgro
        0 mW      1.2 ms/s       1.0        Process        /usr/lib/unity/unity-panel-service
        0 mW      1.1 ms/s      17.9        Interrupt      [48] i915
        0 mW      1.0 ms/s      15.4        Timer          hrtimer_wakeup
        0 mW    609.1 Ás/s       0.9        Process        indicator-multiload
        0 mW    558.8 Ás/s      0.10        Process        /usr/lib/indicator-appmenu/hud-service
        0 mW    538.4 Ás/s      0.10        Process        powertop
        0 mW    337.2 Ás/s      0.00        Interrupt      [9] RCU(softirq)
        0 mW    317.7 Ás/s       0.7        Interrupt      [7] sched(softirq)
        0 mW    245.2 Ás/s       1.8        Process        /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/indicator-application-service
        0 mW    242.4 Ás/s      0.00        Interrupt      [40] SATA controller
        0 mW    216.4 Ás/s       0.3        Process        /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon
        0 mW    209.9 Ás/s      0.05        kWork          e1000_watchdog_task
        0 mW    200.4 Ás/s       0.4        Process        //bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 5 --print-address 7 --session
        0 mW    189.9 Ás/s      0.00        Interrupt      [4] block(softirq)
        0 mW    163.6 Ás/s      0.00        kWork          rtl_watchdog_wq_callback
        0 mW    120.1 Ás/s      0.25        Process        /usr/lib/bamf/bamfdaemon
        0 mW    108.4 Ás/s       0.8        Process        /usr/lib/upower/upowerd
        0 mW    105.8 Ás/s       1.6        Timer          tick_sched_timer
        0 mW     97.9 Ás/s       0.4        Interrupt      [1] i8042
        0 mW     96.0 Ás/s      0.00        Interrupt      [17] rtlwifi
    Hi fictivetoast

    Oh... what a high power Wifi is employed!?
    "rtl8192ce" has these kernel parameters:
    Code:
    firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU_B.bin
    firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU.bin
    firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8192cfw.bin
    description:    Realtek 8192C/8188C 802.11n PCI wireless
    license:        GPL
    author:         Larry Finger	<Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
    author:         Realtek WlanFAE	<wlanfae@realtek.com>
    author:         lizhaoming	<chaoming_li@realsil.com.cn>
    srcversion:     C19B839FC0499164FF0AFAD
    alias:          pci:v000010ECd00008176sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000010ECd00008177sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000010ECd00008178sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000010ECd00008191sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    depends:        rtlwifi,rtl8192c-common,mac80211
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.5.0-15-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    parm:           swenc:Set to 1 for software crypto (default 0)
     (bool)
    parm:           ips:Set to 0 to not use link power save (default 1)
     (bool)
    parm:           swlps:Set to 1 to use SW control power save (default 0)
     (bool)
    parm:           fwlps:Set to 1 to use FW control power save (default 1)
     (bool)
    parm:           debug:Set debug level (0-5) (default 0) (int)
    It might make sense that you would try those parameters out, anyway I'm not sure...
    And Your LCD panel seems to have so bright backlight? Since My Vaio Z's one (1920x1080 fullHD) has only 897mW at 100% birhgtness setting...

    Anyway your i915 would already saved your battery enough... The evil might be in other side I suppose.

    Best regards,
    Tista
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    Re: Excessive Increase in Power Consumption

    Quote Originally Posted by fictivetoast View Post
    Open a terminal: sudo apt-get install powertop
    Then type sudo powertop in the terminal and give it a few seconds to collect usage data.
    I get:
    sudo powertop
    Loaded 0 prior measurements
    Cannot load from file /var/cache/powertop/saved_parameters.powertop
    Cannot load from file /var/cache/powertop//var/cache/powertop/saved_parameters.powertop
    Leaving PowerTOP

    ?

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    Re: Excessive Increase in Power Consumption

    Quote Originally Posted by jerrylamos View Post
    I get:
    sudo powertop
    Loaded 0 prior measurements
    Cannot load from file /var/cache/powertop/saved_parameters.powertop
    Cannot load from file /var/cache/powertop//var/cache/powertop/saved_parameters.powertop
    Leaving PowerTOP

    ?
    Does your system actually have those files?

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    Re: Excessive Increase in Power Consumption

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    Does your system actually have those files?
    No, it does not. I somehow assumed apt-get insall powertop would do a powertop install. How are those files created?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Excessive Increase in Power Consumption

    Quote Originally Posted by tista View Post
    Hi fictivetoast

    Oh... what a high power Wifi is employed!?
    "rtl8192ce" has these kernel parameters:
    Code:
    firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU_B.bin
    firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU.bin
    firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8192cfw.bin
    description:    Realtek 8192C/8188C 802.11n PCI wireless
    license:        GPL
    author:         Larry Finger	<Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
    author:         Realtek WlanFAE	<wlanfae@realtek.com>
    author:         lizhaoming	<chaoming_li@realsil.com.cn>
    srcversion:     C19B839FC0499164FF0AFAD
    alias:          pci:v000010ECd00008176sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000010ECd00008177sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000010ECd00008178sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000010ECd00008191sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    depends:        rtlwifi,rtl8192c-common,mac80211
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.5.0-15-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    parm:           swenc:Set to 1 for software crypto (default 0)
     (bool)
    parm:           ips:Set to 0 to not use link power save (default 1)
     (bool)
    parm:           swlps:Set to 1 to use SW control power save (default 0)
     (bool)
    parm:           fwlps:Set to 1 to use FW control power save (default 1)
     (bool)
    parm:           debug:Set debug level (0-5) (default 0) (int)
    It might make sense that you would try those parameters out, anyway I'm not sure...
    And Your LCD panel seems to have so bright backlight? Since My Vaio Z's one (1920x1080 fullHD) has only 897mW at 100% birhgtness setting...

    Anyway your i915 would already saved your battery enough... The evil might be in other side I suppose.

    Best regards,
    Tista
    Agreed that my wifi card eats up power, but even if the wifi usage is resolved I think the real problem is that I'm getting 496.6 wakups/second and upwards of 300 GPU ops/second...

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