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I'm having an issue in which I have installed a new battery that will not charge to it's full capacity. I'm looking for a manner to change some setting in which Ubuntu will allow a full charge. After searching through battery problems for a number of hours I am beginning to have a feeling that this has to do with a design in Ubuntu that may be improved upon and is not an issue with Batteries.

Information after running cat /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/uevent:


The Battery is designed for over 6 hours of battery life but is only supplying 2.5 hours. Is there some sort of fix, any sort of fix, that I may use?

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I believe that the charging of the battery is handled by the BIOS; what you're seeing is what Ubuntu estimates. Try turning off the computer and then charging it. It should only go to 2.5 hours and no more. –  Vreality Mar 12 '13 at 2:27
There is no way that I can make Ubuntu recognize more than 2.5 hours of charge? –  OccupyTesla Mar 12 '13 at 5:00
I don't know if your battery has more charge than that. Ubuntu should not inhibit your battery. What happens if you charge it while the laptop is off? Does not it charge as much as you would expect? Then it's not Ubuntu's fault. If it does charge as much as you would think, then that's probably an issue with acpi (and not Ubuntu). –  Vreality Mar 12 '13 at 12:54
Thanks for the input VReality, seems as if I'll be stuck with 2.5 hours for battery life. Tried to get the latest bios update for my Toshiba L305-S5919, was hoping it would help to set up the new battery, yet the drivers could not be installed onto my thumb drive because the files are too old to be used by any of my computers. –  OccupyTesla Mar 12 '13 at 15:37
Just disappointed is all. This is the new battery I've bought toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/adet.to?poid=366629 –  OccupyTesla Mar 12 '13 at 15:39
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