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    SubjectRe: Synaptics PS/2 driver and 2.6.0-test11
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    On søn, 2003-11-30 at 20:25 -0700, Michal Jaegermann wrote:
    > On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 06:26:52PM -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
    > > On Sunday 30 November 2003 05:39 pm, Lukas Hejtmanek wrote:
    > > > On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 05:28:10PM -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
    > > >
    > > > I'm using ACPI both in 2.4.22 and 2.6.0. I'm using battery_applet
    > > > (gnome applet) for testing battery state.
    > > >
    > > > I will try it. Is acpi=off at boot time enough for that?
    > >
    > > How often does battery_applet poll the battery?
    >
    > This particular applet was written by some genius to read a state
    > from ACPI _every second_. To add insult to injury it rereads a
    > constant information from ...battery/info on every round instead of
    > storing it. As you can guess it can sink a substantial amount of
    > cycles and other resources especially that ACPI in BIOS is also
    > often on a very heavy side.
    >

    This has been improved in CVS and will be in the next release out
    shortly. The fixes have helped resolve a load of issues wrt CPU usage
    and jerkyness when using this applet and ACPI.

    > > Start with polling the
    > > battery less often, let's say every 3 minutes
    >
    > Likely even every 3 seconds will make a difference but maybe not
    > enough.
    >
    There's a test tarball at http://www.gnome.org/~kmaraas/gnome-applets-
    2.4.2-test.tar.gz if you want to try out the current stuff.

    Cheers
    Kjartan


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