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Guti(R)

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07.07.2013, 17:02
 

BatteryMax (Developers)

Currently I am using DOSIDLE from http://maribu.home.xs4all.nl/zeurkous/download/mirror/dosidle/ in my Virtualboxed Enhanced DR-DOS machine with DR-DOS 8.0 + EDR 7.01.08. I have come across about BatteryMax at http://www.drdos.com/dosdoc/bmaxhtml/idlechp1.htm , and realized that it would be a better choice.

Anyone knows if there are already available BatteryMax available? If not, where can I get the SDK?

Thanks.

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Rugxulo(R)

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Usono,
07.07.2013, 18:17

@ Guti

BatteryMax

> Currently I am using DOSIDLE from
> http://maribu.home.xs4all.nl/zeurkous/download/mirror/dosidle/ in my
> Virtualboxed Enhanced DR-DOS machine with DR-DOS 8.0 + EDR 7.01.08. I have
> come across about BatteryMax at
> http://www.drdos.com/dosdoc/bmaxhtml/idlechp1.htm , and realized that it
> would be a better choice.
>
> Anyone knows if there are already available BatteryMax available? If not,
> where can I get the SDK?

Ask the guys at DrDOS.com , I suppose. I don't think it's publicly available (but I could be wrong).

A quick check of your second link shows that you need some files for APM support. Well, I guess you know that APM is basically deprecated (dead) in lieu of much more complicated ACPI. Sure, this desktop Lenovo of mine still supports it (thankfully) but my laptop Dell does not. :-(

Either way, your best alternative is "probably" FDAPM.

Or if you're just trying to save cycles in a VM, there are various other TSRs, but I can't honestly remember which ones work best for which VMs, so I'm of little help there. EDIT: For completeness, Japheth does have one that says this: "DosIdle: Small tool to detect idle state in DOS. Useful if DOS runs in a virtual environment and causing a very high CPU load. Source is included. (DOS, 04/2007)": dosidle.zip

Newer FreeDOS kernels have CONFIG.SYS "IDLEHALT=1" to also help (I know, useless under DR-DOS), and I also tend to do "lh fdapm apmdos" under real native FreeDOS, but I'm not sure that's helpful for you here.

Guti(R)

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07.07.2013, 20:55

@ Rugxulo

BatteryMax

Thank you for the tipo. FDAPM seems to be the perfect option here.

Will give later a try to DOSIDLE by Japheth.

As for FreeDOS, I will need to take a new look to it. Last time I tried were on 2008 or so, and I did not liked it so much, because of compatibility issues, and performance, but now, it sounds quite promissing.

Regards.

> > Currently I am using DOSIDLE from
> > http://maribu.home.xs4all.nl/zeurkous/download/mirror/dosidle/ in my
> > Virtualboxed Enhanced DR-DOS machine with DR-DOS 8.0 + EDR 7.01.08. I
> have
> > come across about BatteryMax at
> > http://www.drdos.com/dosdoc/bmaxhtml/idlechp1.htm , and realized that it
> > would be a better choice.
> >
> > Anyone knows if there are already available BatteryMax available? If
> not,
> > where can I get the SDK?
>
> Ask the guys at DrDOS.com , I suppose. I don't
> think it's publicly available (but I could be wrong).
>
> A quick check of your second link shows that you need some files for APM
> support. Well, I guess you know that APM is basically deprecated (dead) in
> lieu of much more complicated ACPI. Sure, this desktop Lenovo of mine still
> supports it (thankfully) but my laptop Dell does not. :-(
>
> Either way, your best alternative is "probably"
> FDAPM.
>
> Or if you're just trying to save cycles in a VM, there are various other
> TSRs, but I can't honestly remember which ones work best for which VMs, so
> I'm of little help there. EDIT: For completeness, Japheth does have one
> that says this: "DosIdle: Small tool to detect idle state in DOS. Useful if
> DOS runs in a virtual environment and causing a very high CPU load. Source
> is included. (DOS, 04/2007)":
> dosidle.zip
>
> Newer FreeDOS kernels have CONFIG.SYS "IDLEHALT=1" to also help (I know,
> useless under DR-DOS), and I also tend to do "lh fdapm apmdos" under real
> native FreeDOS, but I'm not sure that's helpful for you here.

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