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Building kernel 3.7 : use TICK_CPU_ACCOUNTING or IRQ_TIME_ACCOUNTING for AMD 64 Notebook?

I am using make oldconfig and don't know that to do now. (Usually I can make a choice by myself) * * CPU/Task time and stats accounting * Cputime accounting > 1. Simple tick based cputime ...
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Linux Mint 14 severe overheating

I've tried switching to Mint (it was Mint 12) about 6 months ago, but failed to do it due to enormous overheating which made it virtually impossible to run any applications more complex than Gedit. ...
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How is battery charge reported to the operating system?

This feels like a stack exchange EE question, but it seems like it belongs here instead. How is the charge of a notebook computer's battery reported to the operating system? Since all laptop ...
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Is possible to lower power consumption at new Kernel 3.2?

I'm currently using Kernel 3.2, but i'm don't like it's high power consumption. Is there any way to lower it. I'm currently using Arch. But i'm not afraid of gentoo where almost everything gets ...
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Stronger laptop_mode in Linux

Can I have stronger laptop mode in Linux? I want to spin down the hard drive and prevent it to spin up even if something wants to read something not in cache. In general I want to have these modes: ...