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I've got a problem with Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop Acer Aspire 5750ZG. It cannot recognize that it is running on laptop - there is no battery indicator, power consumption is very high.

Simply changing "System settings" - "power options" didn't help. I've found some related problems, but neither of them worked in my case.


Edit: I needed to set acpi=off option to boot settings in grub for Ubuntu to work correctly - maybe this is the source of my problems?

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Yes, turning off ACPI is a pretty good guarantee for battery drain. So to handle this problem the question will be more how to boot without having to switch it off. –  Requist Feb 23 at 14:21

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