Pinephone power consumption figures?
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I set up a task to shut down CPU cores at login by putting an appropriate .desktop file in ~/.config/autostart. This allows the phone to initially boot up with all cores firing. With only one CPU core active though the phone lagged quite a bit with 100% CPU usage and a climbing load average - especially for a few minutes after booting up while tasks are still starting in the background.

So now I'm turning off two cores instead of three, works much better, can hardly tell the difference. Not sure how much power it will save. (I also installed a desktop icon that can quickly go to one core for maximum energy savings if desired. Wrote a quick-and-dirty C program that accepts how many cores to turn off as a parameter.)
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Pinephone power consumption figures? - by girl - 09-02-2022, 05:06 PM
RE: Pinephone power consumption figures? - by Zebulon Walton - 09-06-2022, 06:55 PM

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