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{{QA/Test_Case
|description=This test case measures energy consumed by you system while in active idle with deactivated tuned (i.e. this is the default).
|description=This test case measures energy consumed by you system while in active idle with deactivated tuned (i.e. this is the default).
{{admon/note|This test targets laptop users or users with wattmeter.}}
{{admon/note|Limited audience|This test targets laptop users or users with wattmeter.}}
{{admon/note|This test will take approx. 15 minutes.}}
{{admon/note|Long test|This test will take approx. 15 minutes.}}
{{admon/note|If you do not have laptop (or PC with wattmeter) or if you do not have enough time feel free to skip this test. In this case please leave the corresponding column in the results table blank.}}
{{admon/note|Optional test case|If you do not have laptop (or PC with wattmeter) or if you do not have enough time feel free to skip this test. In this case please leave the corresponding column in the results table blank.}}
{{admon/note|If you complete this test, please also complete the [[QA:Testcase_Power_Management_tuned_powersave_idle|Tuned powersave idle]] test.}}
{{admon/note|Complementary test case|If you complete this test, please also complete the [[QA:Testcase_Power_Management_tuned_powersave_idle|Tuned powersave idle]] or [[QA:Testcase_Power_Management_video_powersave_idle|Power consumption with enabled aggressive video card power savings]] test case .}}
|setup=
|setup=
# Check that you have ''pm-test-day'' package installed:
# Check that you have ''pm-test-day'' package installed:
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For better results disable screensaver, screen dimming/turning off, transition to sleep mode and cron service:
For better results disable screensaver, screen dimming/turning off, transition to sleep mode and cron service:
# Disable screensaver (if applicable).
# Disable screensaver (if applicable).
# Disable sleep mode, in Gnome 3:
# Disable automatic suspend and screen blanking, in Gnome 3:
#:<pre>$ gnome-control-center power</pre>
#:<pre>$ gnome-control-center power</pre>
#* In "On battery power" and in "When plugged in", "Suspend when inactive for:" check there are selected "Don't suspend".
#* In "Suspend & Power Off" check that the "Automatic Suspend" is set to "Off".
# Disable LCD power savings, in Gnome 3:
#* In "Power Saving" set "Blank Screen" to "Never".
#:<pre>$ gnome-control-center screen</pre>
# For all measurements set LCD brigthness to max. value (if applicable) or at least to the same value for all measurements (if possible indicate your brightness level in the results table).
#* Uncheck "Dim screen to save power".
#* Set "Turn screen off when inactive for" to max. value (i.e. 1 hour).
#* Set "Lock screen after:" to max. value (i.e. 1 hour).
#* For all measurements set "Brigthness" to max. value.
# Disable cron:
# Disable cron:
#:<pre># systemctl stop crond.service</pre>
#:<pre># systemctl stop crond.service</pre>
# If you have secondary video card, please disable it by following instructions on [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bumblebee]
|actions=
|actions=
{{admon/note|This test needs to be run on battery (laptops) or with connected external wattmeter. In case you have laptop and also use external wattmeter please disconnect battery.}}
{{admon/note|Run from battery|This test needs to be run on battery (laptops) or with connected external wattmeter. In case you have laptop and also use external wattmeter please disconnect battery.}}
{{admon/note|If you are running on battery, please recharge your battery to full capacity before running this test. If you don't have enough time, you can skip the recharging. }}
{{admon/note|Battery charge level|If you are running on battery, please recharge your battery to full capacity before running this test. If you don't have enough time, you can skip the recharging. }}
{{admon/note|If it complains that the test cannot be run on your computer, use external wattmeter or skip this test.}}
{{admon/note|Measurement problems|If it complains that the test cannot be run on your computer, use external wattmeter or skip this test.}}
{{admon/note|If the screen blanks during the measurement, unblank it by e.g. mouse movement.}}
{{admon/note|Screen blanking|If the screen blanks during the measurement, unblank it by e.g. mouse movement.}}
# Disable tuned by:
# Disable tuned by:
#:<pre># systemctl stop tuned.service</pre>
#:<pre># systemctl stop tuned.service</pre>

Latest revision as of 16:12, 16 April 2013

Description

This test case measures energy consumed by you system while in active idle with deactivated tuned (i.e. this is the default).

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Limited audience
This test targets laptop users or users with wattmeter.
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Long test
This test will take approx. 15 minutes.
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Optional test case
If you do not have laptop (or PC with wattmeter) or if you do not have enough time feel free to skip this test. In this case please leave the corresponding column in the results table blank.
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Complementary test case
If you complete this test, please also complete the Tuned powersave idle or Power consumption with enabled aggressive video card power savings test case .

Setup

  1. Check that you have pm-test-day package installed:
    $ rpm -q pm-test-day

For better results disable screensaver, screen dimming/turning off, transition to sleep mode and cron service:

  1. Disable screensaver (if applicable).
  2. Disable automatic suspend and screen blanking, in Gnome 3:
    $ gnome-control-center power
    • In "Suspend & Power Off" check that the "Automatic Suspend" is set to "Off".
    • In "Power Saving" set "Blank Screen" to "Never".
  3. For all measurements set LCD brigthness to max. value (if applicable) or at least to the same value for all measurements (if possible indicate your brightness level in the results table).
  4. Disable cron:
    # systemctl stop crond.service
  5. If you have secondary video card, please disable it by following instructions on [1]

How to test

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Run from battery
This test needs to be run on battery (laptops) or with connected external wattmeter. In case you have laptop and also use external wattmeter please disconnect battery.
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Battery charge level
If you are running on battery, please recharge your battery to full capacity before running this test. If you don't have enough time, you can skip the recharging.
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Measurement problems
If it complains that the test cannot be run on your computer, use external wattmeter or skip this test.
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Screen blanking
If the screen blanks during the measurement, unblank it by e.g. mouse movement.
  1. Disable tuned by:
    # systemctl stop tuned.service
  2. If you have laptop running on battery, run the following command:
    # pmtd-measure
    Otherwise connect your external wattmeter and measure energy consumed in 15 minute interval.
  3. Do not touch your computer until the test completes (15 minutes).
  4. Write the output to the results table.

Expected Results

  1. Energy consumed during the test.