Originally Posted by evilghost
sudo modprobe speedstep_centrino
sudo modprobe cpufreq_ondemand
Look into powernowd too.
Thanks eg! speedstep_centrino doesn't work (does it matter that I don't have a Centrino?). I was looking all over the place for screen brightness controls but the FN (function) key combination already works! Yay! Battery life is a whole lot better now, but I guess it could be a little better.