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Wednesday, August 30th 2006, 12:27am

What is "LAV" in the Power Control config?

In the KDE Control Centre, in the Laptop Battery, Power Control tab, there is the option "Don't act if LAV is>". I'd guess that this prevents the power saving mode from starting if the CPU is loaded. But what does "LAV" mean and what are the units?



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Thursday, August 31st 2006, 6:15pm

RE: What is "LAV" in the Power Control config?

Load average (i.e. how occupied is your CPU with handling the running processes?).

Have a look at uptime command to get a feeling how these values look like. The three are standing for the load average of the last 1 minute, last 5 minutes and the last 15 minutes.
Bram Schoenmakers
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