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I worked on Windows 8 previosly and I never had problems: my laptop was quiet and battery life was about 5-6 hours without charge.

Then I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and my problems started: now fans are always on and have very strong noise and battery life shortened to 1-1.5 hour!

How can I solve this problem?

UPD: Full specifications: http://www.onyougo.co.uk/samsung-700z5a-s01ru-notebooks-laptops-features_pi1492384e2

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You need to work your system specifications into the question. –  Konstantin Dec 18 '12 at 1:13
Try updating your graphics driver. –  dibs Dec 18 '12 at 1:17
do you have hybrid graphics card? –  Web-E Dec 18 '12 at 4:38
you need to install graphics drivers, see here - ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1930450 . You might look for changes in 12.10 version of ATI driver (wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Quantal_Installation_Guide) –  Web-E Dec 18 '12 at 9:36
take a look here askubuntu.com/q/205112/35775 –  Web-E Dec 18 '12 at 11:58
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