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Fedora 18 Power Management Issues on MacbookPro 8,2

asked 2013-02-20 07:40:58 -0600

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Hello all,

I have a MacbookPro 8,2 that I was running Fedora 17 on and upgraded recently to 18. Since then I have noticed a major increase in power consumption. On F17 I had a relatively bad 19-20W base power consumption (I believe mostly due to using non-EFI boot and not knowing how to turn off the ATI graphics card), but now I am at an even worse 29-31W.

Looking at PowerTop, I believe the problem is that I see 100% usage for nearly all my PCI devices. e.g. here is one screen cap of my Device stats:

The battery reports a discharge rate of 29.7 W

          Usage     Device name
        100.0%        Display backlight
         30.0%        Display backlight
          1.4 pkts/s  Network interface: eth0 (tg3)
          1.4%        CPU use
          0.0%        USB device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller (Apple Inc.)
          0.0%        Radio device: btusb
          0.0%        USB device: BRCM2070 Hub (Apple Inc.)
          0.0%        Audio codec hwC0D0: Cirrus Logic
          0.0%        USB device: EHCI Host Controller
          0.0%        USB device: usb-device-0424-2513
          0.0%        USB device: IR Receiver (Apple Computer, Inc.)
          0.0 pkts/s  Network interface: wlan0 (b43)
          0.0%        Radio device: b43
        100.0%        USB device: usb-device-0424-2513
        100.0%        USB device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad (Apple Inc.)
        100.0%        USB device: EHCI Host Controller
        100.0%        PCI Device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 4 port SATA IDE Controller
        100.0%        PCI Device: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port
        100.0%        PCI Device: LSI Corporation FW643 [TrueFire] PCIe 1394b Controller
        100.0%        PCI Device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3
        100.0%        PCI Device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller
        100.0%        PCI Device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1
        100.0%        PCI Device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1
        100.0%        PCI Device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2
        100.0%        PCI Device: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
        100.0%        PCI Device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Whistler [AMD Radeon HD 6600M Series]
        100.0%        PCI Device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Turks/Whistler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6000 Series]
        100.0%        PCI Device: Broadcom Corporation BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n
        100.0%        PCI Device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2
        100.0%        PCI Device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Universal Host Controller #5
        100.0%        PCI Device: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Memory Card Reader
        100.0%        PCI Device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Universal Host Controller #1
        100.0%        PCI Device: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller
          0.0%        PCI Device: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller
          0.0%        PCI Device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series ...
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answered 2013-08-20 14:52:46 -0600

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I seen nobody was able to help you, so do I. If this problem still exist, I'd recommend reporting a bug in Fedora bugtracker (http://bugzilla.redhat.com) to get a fix.

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