DynamicClocks?

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Sun Mar 13 16:19:47 CST 2005


On Sun, Mar 13, 2005 at 01:01:06PM -0500, thully at umich.edu wrote:
> On ATI viedo cards (and maybe some others) there is an option called
> DynamicClocks which allows the video card to conserve power.  More info on this
> can be found at
> http://wiki.x.org/wiki/DynamicClocks
> 
> Is there any chance this could be enabled by default on Hoary?  It would help
> conserve battery life on laptops...

No.  Some chipsets have hardware bugs that cause hardlocks with DC
enabled; once we work out where it's safe to enable upstream, it will
probably end up enabled by default for chipsets where it's known to
work, so we won't ever need to write that option out.
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