Update the FreeBSD on laptops article with information about tuning power consumption FreeBSD
Status: Closed Time to complete: 96 hrs Mentors: Benedict Reuschling Tags: DocBook, power, documentation, SGML, powertop, FreeBSD, tuning

Description of task

There is an article about how to use FreeBSD on laptops. It does not have a section on how to tune power consumption to get more battery live when running it on battery power only. There is a wiki page with some steps that describe what one can do to achieve this: http://wiki.freebsd.org/TuningPowerConsumption The goal is to update the article with the information presented in the wiki page so that the a separate chapter describes the steps on what you can do to preserve power.

Task requires:

A FreeBSD system (in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine) installed on your computer. 
Knowledge of the documentation guidelines for the FreeBSD project: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/ 
Check out a copy of the documentation tree from the documentation repository to get the source code for the chapter

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
article.sgml 27.8 KB December 12 2011 01:54 UTC
Reid Anderson on December 11 2011 03:24 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Benedict Reuschling on December 11 2011 12:15 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Reid Anderson. You have 96 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Reid Anderson on December 12 2011 01:55 UTC Submission Form?

I wasn't sure what form you wanted my submission in, so I just uploaded the edited file. Let me know if you want something else.




Reid Anderson on December 12 2011 01:55 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Benedict Reuschling on December 12 2011 09:05 UTC diffs

Hello Reid,

we usually take diffs, because they make it so much easier to view just the changes, not the whole file. You can create the diffs in a Format that we use (called unified diff) like this:

diff -u old-file.sgml file-with-your-changes.sgml > mychanges.diff

After that, the file mychanges.diff contains all the changed lines between the old-file.sgml and the file-with-your-changes.sgml.

But I can create the diff myself based on your submission. I will take a look at it and provide feedback.

Thanks so far...



Benedict Reuschling on December 12 2011 16:04 UTC Done

Hello again,

I've had a closer look at your article. Nice work. There are a few things to be cleaned up, but that is mostly indentation, style and formatting (and a missing eventtimers entity, which is why the article won't build). I'll mark the task as finished.

If you are interested, there are other tasks similar to this one from our project.

Thanks for helping us with this article.



Benedict Reuschling on December 12 2011 16:04 UTC Task Closed

Congratulations, this task has been completed successfully.