AcpiTool 0.4.6 review

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AcpiTool is (yet another) Linux ACPI client

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: David Leemans
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AcpiTool is (yet another) Linux ACPI client. It's a small command-line application, intended to be a replacement for the apm tool.

The primary target audience are laptop users, since these people are most interested in stuff like battery status, thermal status and the ability to put their precious laptop to sleep. Most of this does not apply to desktop systems.

The program simply accesses the /proc/acpi or /sysfs entries to get/set acpi values. Hence, you need a computer running a Linux kernel from the 2.4.x or 2.6.x series with acpi enabled, to use this program.

AcpiTool is currently developped on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 6000, running Slackware 10.1 with kernel 2.6.11. This application started as an attempt to "refurbish" my C/C++ programming skills, which were dormant for several years.

AcpiTool is open-source software, distributed under the GNU GPL license.

Installation (Source) :

unpack the source tarball : tar zxvf acpitool.x.y.z.tar.gz or tar jxvf acpitool.x.y.z.tar.bz2.
`cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type `configure' to generate the Makefiles.
Type `make' to compile the package.
Type `make install' to install the program and any data files and documentation.
You can remove the program binaries and object files from the source code directory by typing `make clean'.

What's New in This Release:
fix output for Bogomips and C-state usage for everything that looks like an SMP system (Intel Core Duo, Pentium 4 with HyperThreading, AMD Opteron, . . .).

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