Registered by Bart Samwel

Laptop Mode Tools saves power by spinning down hard drives, and in addition, it can be configured to tweak all sorts of other power-related things.

The core feature of Laptop Mode Tools is that it controls the "laptop mode" feature of the Linux kernel, which prevents disk accesses and allows hard drives to spin down for longer periods of time. In addition, Laptop Mode Tools can tweak things like readahead settings, hard drive power management settings, CPU frequency scaling settings, CPU throttling settings, DPMS settings, terminal blanking settings, and LCD brightness settings. In addition, it can automatically start/stop services based on whether you're working on battery or on wall power, and it can automatically hibernate your computer when it is low on battery power.

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  • Laptop Mode Tools 1.71 on 2017-01-12
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  • Laptop Mode Tools 1.68.1 on 2015-09-27
    1.68.1 -- Sun Sep 27 14:00:13 IST 2015 Update details about runtime-pm in ma...
  • Laptop Mode Tools 1.68 on 2015-08-27
    I am please to announce the release of Laptop Mode Tools, version 1.68. This...
  • Laptop Mode Tools 1.67 on 2015-07-02
    I am pleased to announce the release of Laptop Mode Tools, version 1.67. Thi...
  • Laptop Mode Tools 1.66 on 2014-09-27
    I am pleased to announce the release of Laptop Mode Tools at version 1.66. T...