Linux News Today: Laptop Mode Tools 1.68.1 Is Out to Extend Your Laptop's Battery Life
Once again, Ritesh Raj Sarraf comes with great news for users who have a GNU/Linux operating system installed on a laptop computer, as the first point release of Laptop Mode Tools 1.68 has just been announced today, September 27, 2015.
According to the release notes, which we have attached at the end of the article for reference, Laptop Mode Tools 1.68.1 is a modest release that updates the manpage details about the runtime-pm component, offers a more descriptively log error, repairs issues with stdout descriptor, and now uses _sbindir for RPM (Red Hat Package Manager).
The “Drop out reload” feature that was implemented in a previous release has been reverted, stderr and stdout are now directed to journal, the new poll service and .timer are now installed by default, it is now possible to write directly to common stderr while not hardcoding a specific one, and lmt-udev is now called in lmt-poll to avoid calling the laptop_mode binary directly.
Of course, there’s a lot of code cleanup and bug fixing in the new Laptop Mode Tools 1.68 maintenance release, which is a recommended upgrade for all Linux users who want to extend their laptop’s batter life. Download Laptop Mode Tools 1.68.1 right now from Softpedia or upgrade/install via the default software repositories of your GNU/Linux distribution.