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Laptop Mode Tools 1.71

Written for Laptop Mode Tools by Ritesh Raj Sarraf on 2017-01-12

Full release announcement:

1.71 - Thu Jan 12 13:30:50 IST 2017
    * Fix incorrect import of os.putenv
    * Merge pull request #74 from Coucouf/fix-os-putenv
    * Fix documentation on where we read battery capacity from
    * cpuhotplug: allow disabling specific cpus
    * Merge pull request #78 from aartamonau/cpuhotplug
    * runtime-pm: refactor listed_by_id()
    * wireless-power: Use iw and fallback to iwconfig if it not available
    * Prefer available AC supply information over battery state to determine ON_AC
    * On startup, we want to force the full execution of LMT.
    * Device hotplugs need a forced execution for LMT to apply the proper settings
    * runtime-pm: Refactor list_by_type()
    * kbd-backlight: New module to control keyboard backlight brightness
    * Include Transmit power saving in wireless cards
    * Don't run in a subshell
    * Try harder to check battery charge
    * New module: vgaswitcheroo
    * Revive bluetooth module. Use rfkill primarily. Also don't unload (incomplete list of) kernel modules

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Laptop Mode Tools 1.68.1

Written for Laptop Mode Tools by Ritesh Raj Sarraf on 2015-09-27

1.68.1 -- Sun Sep 27 14:00:13 IST 2015

Update details about runtime-pm in manpage
Revert "Drop out reload"
Log error more descriptively
Write to common stderr. Do not hardcode a specific one
Call lmt-udev in lmt-poll. Don't call the laptop_mode binary directly.
Helps in a lot of housekeeping
Direct stderr/stdout to journal
Fix stdout descriptor
Install the new .timer and poll service
Use _sbindir for RPM

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Laptop Mode Tools 1.68

Written for Laptop Mode Tools by Ritesh Raj Sarraf on 2015-08-27

I am please to announce the release of Laptop Mode Tools, version 1.68.

This release is mainly focused on integration with the newer init system, systemd. Without the help from the awesome Debian systemd maintainers, this would not have been possible. Thank you folks.

While the focus now is on systemd, LMT will still support the older SysV Init.

With this new release, there are some new files: laptop-mode.service, laptop-mode.timer and lmt-poll.service. All the files should be documented well enough for users. lmt-poll.service is the equivalent of the module battery-level-polling, should you need it.

Filtered git log:

1.68 - Thu Aug 27 22:36:43 IST 2015

    * Fix all instances for BATTERY_LEVEL_POLLING

    * Group kill the polling daemon so that its child process get the same signal

    * Release the descriptor explicitly

    * Add identifier about who's our parent

    * Narrow down our power_supply subsystem event check condition

    * Fine tune the .service file

    * On my ultrabook, AC as reported as ACAD

    * Enhance lmt-udev to better work with systemd

    * Add a timer based polling for LMT. It is the equivalent of battery-polling-daemon,

      using systemd

    * Disable battery level polling by default, because most systems will have systemd running

    * Add documentation reference in systemd files
The tarball is available @
The md5 checksum for the tarball is 15edf643990e08deaebebf66b128b270

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Laptop Mode Tools 1.67

Written for Laptop Mode Tools by Ritesh Raj Sarraf on 2015-07-02

I am pleased to announce the release of Laptop Mode Tools, version 1.67.

This release has many important bug fixes, and everyone is recommended to upgrade. Of the many, one important fix is to, more reliably check for Device Mapper based devices, which is common these days with Crypt and LVM.

For the summary of changes to quote from git log:

1.67 - Thu Jul 2 17:05:07 IST 2015
    * Relax minimum window size to accomodate low res screens
    * Fix variable name to comply with our "constants" assuptions
    * Get more aggressive in power saving for Intel HD Audio
    * Account Device Mapper devices
    * Add swsusp freeze support
    * Switch battery-level-polling default to True
    * Detect ethernet carrier, early and relibaly
    * changes the boolean setting *_ACTIVATE_SATA_POWER to a customizable
      *_SATA_POLICY, with backward-compatible defaults and documentation
      Thanks Yuir D'Elia

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Laptop Mode Tools 1.66

Written for Laptop Mode Tools by Ritesh Raj Sarraf on 2014-09-27

I am pleased to announce the release of Laptop Mode Tools at version 1.66.

This release fixes an important bug in the way Laptop Mode Tools is invoked. Users, now when disable it in the config file, the tool will be disabled. Thanks to bendlas@github for narrowing it down. The GUI configuration tool has been improved, thanks to Juan. And there is a new power saving module for users with ATI Radeon cards. Thanks to M. Ziebell for submitting the patch.

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