I don’t think that the bios update caused this, but I did just update to 3.10 11th gen and this happened immediately afterwards.
here is part of the output from powertop:
The battery reports a discharge rate of 20.4 W
The energy consumed was 409 J
The estimated remaining time is 0 hours, 31 minutes
Summary: 1608.3 wakeups/second, 0.0 GPU ops/seconds, 0.0 VFS ops/sec and 97.5% CPU use
Power est. Usage Events/s Category Description
9.63 W 45.0% Device Display backlight
9.36 W 100.0% Device USB device: HDMI Expansion Card (Framework)
1.27 W 667.1 ms/s 13.8 kWork intel_atomic_commit_work
340 mW 50.0% Device Radio device: btusb
the power usage now seems to be unaffected by how low I turn down brightness as far as I can tell.
running manjaro, and tlp not sure what else to include, let me know what else I need to include, I have nothing plugged into the hdmi card.