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Why does Ubuntu have about 2x shorter battery life than OS X on MacBook?

Ubuntu 12.04 has about 2x shorter battery life than OS X on my MacBook Pro 2010. What are the technical reasons for this? Is it because OS X uses some hidden firmware features? Can Linux somehow ...
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Command line flag for mplayer to use hardware acceleration?

I can make VLC use hardware decoding with vlc --ffmpeg-hw video.mkv Is there an equivalent flag for mplayer?
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Short Battery life for dell xps 15z

I bought dell xps 15z and installed Ubuntu 11.10 on this laptop. Laptop and ubuntu liked me. But I have problem with battery life. In windows it can 4-5 hours, but in ubuntu it is not more 2 hours. ...
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Does TLP automatically start when my system boots?

Does TLP automatically start when my system boots? Everytime i boot into Ubuntu i open a terminal and type sudo tlp startonly then i can find the difference in the system temperature. If TLP doesnt ...
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Cannot access PPA

I know there already exits a post on this (Cannot access PPA... please check your internet connection) which doesn't answer my problem. I was trying to download TLP on Ubuntu-13.04 and I got the ...
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My fan is always on but not in MSWindows (HP elitebook 8460p)

Problem: My laptop(new) fan is ALWAYS on. Question: What can I do to solve this issue? Situation: HP Elitebook 8460p Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (clean install, no mod, nothing... really clean... no ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - High temperature [duplicate]

I've always used Ubuntu. I installed the version (13.04) and I have a problem: the CPU's temperature is high also in normal condition. This is the response of lm-sensors: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS drains my Samsung Series 9 900X3C ultrabook's battery extremely fast. Is there anything I can do to fix that?

The title basically says it all. My Samsung Series 9 900X3C ultrabook's battery is in the deep red around barely three hours after disconnecting it from the power - and during most of that time the ...
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Cannot turn off bluetooth in Kubuntu 13.04

I have installed a fresh copy of Kubuntu 13.04. In it I could access bluetooth, wireless without any trouble. But I could not turn this off by just pressing the network button on the keyboard. It is ...
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Alternative to Jupiter Applet

Wondering if anyone knows of any alternative to the Jupiter applet that stopped being actively developed? I found this, but it's all I could find: ...
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How to run Ubuntu 12.10 on a Laptop with maximum power saving? [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba L500-21T with Intel core I3 M330 2.13GHZ having 4 cores with Amd Mobility Rdeon 4500 Graphic card, 360Gb HD and 6GB DDR3 RAM. How can I run my lappy smoothly while giving me ...
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hybrid-dump for VDPAU accelerated video playing on Ubuntu 11.10 with bumblebee 3.0?

I am trying to run hybrid-dump for VDPAU accelerated video playing on Ubuntu 11.10 with Bumblebee 3.0 installed and running. But following the instructions in the URL below, I can't get mplayer with ...
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How to install Jupiter on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I have made some research how to install Jupiter on Ubuntu 14.04: In therory: download the program (noarch.rpm) from sourceforge convert .rpm into .deb, by using alien program; add missing jupiter ...
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How can I save my laptops battery from draining? [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 12.04 (switched from windows 8 recently) and I am finding that this OS is draining my laptops battery like anything (works only like 70% of windows). I also found this interesting ...
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Laptop fan speed abnormally high after installing 13.04, Unity doesn't load after installing and removing fglrx

I have a Toshiba Satellite P300-1FO laptop, and I recently deleted my 12.10 and freshly installed 13.04. The fan speed becomes abnormally high after a short time operating the computer. The CPU ...

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