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I have an MSI Wind U100 netbook (they call it a notebook). Every time I unplug the AC adapter the machine shuts down as if the battery is dead. I get a notification that says "battery is critical and is about to shut down" or something to that sense. It did this before but I fixed it by doing

    Current workaround is to open gconf-editor and browse to:


    And de-select the option use_time_for_policy

but that doesn't work with 11.10. I have also searched and can't find a solution. Anyone?

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maybe your battery is broken? – Nitin Venkatesh Oct 14 '11 at 0:31
Battery is not broken, it works under Linux Mint as well as older versions of Ubuntu. I am not that stupid.. – CBowley603 Oct 30 '11 at 16:50
That worked. Thank you fossfreedom. – CBowley603 Oct 30 '11 at 17:09
Thanks, that solves my problem too. Ubuntu 11.10 on Lenovo N200 – Tahir Akram Feb 19 '12 at 14:08
up vote 3 down vote accepted

For 11.10 run:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power 'use-time-for-policy' 'false'
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For people also having problems in Ubuntu 12.04, I have found that:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power 'use-time-for-policy' 'false'  

mentioned above still works.

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You need to use the dconf-editor... Its somewhere under desktop, I do not remember where. Its mentioned somewhere here on this site, I found it to fix my setup.

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I still can't find it, if you do, let me know. Thanks. – CBowley603 Oct 30 '11 at 17:03
Hit Ctrl-Alt-T and type: dconf-editor, enter. – ulidtko Sep 22 '15 at 22:48

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