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Google Code-in 2011 FreeBSD

Update the FreeBSD on laptops article with information about tuning power consumption

completed by: Reid Anderson

mentors: Benedict Reuschling

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: 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: 
Check out a copy of the documentation tree from the documentation repository to get the source code for the chapter