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Tips to extend battery life for laptops and notebooks

I have a basic Notebook Samsung RV513 with Ati Vision AMD Graphics & chipset but I realized than ubuntu 12.04.1 drains my battery. I checked some forums and help but it said modifying my kernel and bla bla, looks hard to do any other suggestion?

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I recommend installing jupiter

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

http://www.webupd8.org/2010/07/jupiter-ubuntu-ppa-hardware-and-power.html

and running powertop and changing the tunables

sudo apt-get powertop
sudo powertop

https://lesswatts.org/projects/powertop/

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