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Is laptop-mode-tools still relevant on 13.04?

Do they make some difference? I read in Ubuntu wiki that actually it has good power configuration management out of box.
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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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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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Much lower battery life on Ubuntu and laptop heating up badly

I have the following config laptop: System model: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC Processor: AMD A8-4500 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (Quadcore 1.9Ghz) Memory: 6Gb RAM Graphics:AMD Radeon HD 7640G+7600M ...
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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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Sony Vaio VPC-EC Series, CPU Temperature very high.

I know this has been asked quite a few times before, but after some intense research I still could not fix my CPU problems. I'm running Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio from the VPC-EC series. Under windows 7 ...
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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: http://itsfoss.com/solve-overheating-issue-battery-...
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How to install drivers for switchable graphics for HP dv6 7040tx

I have a laptop with dual graphics cards: 1.Intel graphics 4000 2.Nvidia geforce 630m I wanted to completely switch over from windows to UBUNTU 13.04 :) But, i am very new to this environment.. In ...
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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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What linux distribution is less power hungry than ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

My notebook is a Compaq Pressario CQ71. The battery life is like 1:45 h. When Win Vista was installed on it, it was like 3 h. Now I like Linux more, but this distribution (ubuntu 12.04) is consumes ...
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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 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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Disabling touchscreen to extend battery life?

I've read various posts about extending battery life of laptops and notebooks. And I've done various of things to extend it. But I'm wondering does touchscreen take power and how much? Would it be ...
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What are the pros and cons with pm-powersave for saving power?

I don't know how much power my system consuming and My UPS also behaves in a strange way. So I googled and stopped at Ubuntu Power Management. Installed powertop and everything is fine. As mentioned ...

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