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I installed ubuntu 12.10 alongside win7 ultimate on my lenovo ultrabook U410, but the problem is I get 6 hours with win7 while only 3.30 hours on Ubuntu. I installed PowerTop but It does not provide any guide to kill the processes(by pressing various keys)!! It just gives the insight of processes..nothin more..!! I also installed laptopMode, set the enable laptop mode=1 but still i m stuck..!! Plz Guide... thnks..

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does your laptop have NVIDIA optimus card? there are several U410 models –  titusjaka Nov 1 '12 at 7:13
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I would give the jupiter applet a shot. I am using a toshiba satellite with a 65kwh battery, and I can average about 10 hours on a single charge, running in "power saving" mode (via the applet), and about 8 hours while using the "power on demand" mode.

To install, ope the terminal and type in:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jupiter
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