This utility is awesome! My brand new laptop battery was lasting 90 min only, fan constantly spinning to maximum rotation. Now lasting over 4 hours and running silent.
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lmt-config-gui returns: "ImportError: No module named PySide.QtGui" i.e. the GUI does not work.
It interfered with my mouse operating properly. On reboot my mouse would wait for processes to complete before being available for response. I would have to unplug and replug in the device just for it to funtion properly and would have to do this after every reboot. Removing this package resolved my issue.
For those who wrote that "does nothing with Linux Mint 17" or that it doesn't works: IT WORKS PERFECTLY! I'm testing it right now. You must launch the application from terminal, writing the following command: sudo lmt-config-gui How do you get there? Click on "Menu", search for "Laptop Mode Tools Configurations Tool" then right click on it and choose "Add to desktop". From there, right click on the icon, then on "Properties" and in the "Command" line you'll see the real name of this software. Launch it from the terminal with the command I've previously wrote: the Laptop Mode Tools Configuration Tool panel will appear. All you have to do now is to choose which option suits your laptop the most, or to just accept the standard configuration. Either way, to allow the tool to work, you'll have to click on "Apply". If you have problems deciding, just linger with the mouse over each option and a small window will appear explaining you their functions. Before writing that a software is not working giving it 1 star, you have to make sure that you are doing things correctly, which means that you should know how to use Linux and its the terminal, that you read other useful reviews, asked other users for help, or that you did an online search about the program, which in many cases will bring you to the official developers website containing the instructions for their app (otherwise you can send them an email). This is my first review here, I hope it has been helpful.
A program called TLP is better although TLP has some (fixable . .) USB glitches.
Does nothing with Linux Mint 17 Qianna Cinnamon.
Working very well, I've managed to increase battery life about 20% so far. Maybe more with a little fine tuning. Needs ethtool package to handle shutting down my wired network.
Do is job well
it seems quite ok.. i need more time to appreciate the complete power saver consumption
i just installed and worked fine but my laptop would restart when i hit shutdown. so removed it.
Works well reducing watts consomation. Configuration possible only through Terminal
Definitely saves power on my netbook. Though I dont know how the spindowns affect the liftime of the harddrive.