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I have an Ideapad Y400 running Ubuntu 13.10. It previously ran Windows 8, and had a Lenovo utility to limit the battery charge to 60%. Now that I've installed Ubuntu, of course, the utility is gone. Is there a way I can limit the charge level?

Tp_smapi works for this purpose for Thinkpads, but I have an Ideapad, which apparently isn't supported.

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Install laptop-mode-tools on your pc.It will increases the battery discharging time.

sudo apt-get install laptop-mode-tools

After that restart your pc.

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That alone didn't work for me. Do I have to do something with the configuration file? – Camil Staps Feb 28 '15 at 22:48

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