R210 / L3426 power consumption figures - 40w idle!

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at dell.com
Wed Feb 3 11:42:46 CST 2010

On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 05:33:59PM +0000, Tim Small wrote:
> The CPU frequency scaling module doesn't seem to load.  This is either
> because Dell's BIOS doesn't support it, or it Dell's BIOS cpu frequency
> interface doesn't work with the Debian Lenny kernel.

The Dell Advanced Power Control feature is enabled by default in BIOS
SETUP, which prevents the OS from managing it.  If you prefer to have
the OS do it, disable this feature in BIOS.


Matt Domsch
Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO
linux.dell.com & www.dell.com/linux

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