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Is Ubuntu better on battery than other OS's? [duplicate]

nothing really to say here, except it would be cool to get some examples on what OS's might save me battery life and if you have any suggestions on apps that would save battery on ubuntu that would be ...
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Optimize Ubuntu 13.04 for netbook (Dell Mini 10v) [duplicate]

I have some slight glitches running Ubuntu 13.04 in my old beloved Dell Mini 10v. How can I optimize the graphics for it? It has got 1Gb of RAM and an N270 Atom processor. Very minimal graphics too. ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon - terrible battery life on Raring [duplicate]

Two days ago my new Thinkpad X1 Carbon arrived. It reportedly has "up to 8.2 hours of battery life". I installed 13.04 Raring Ringtail (x64) on it a day after it was released, and then gnome-shell. ...
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Is there a non-mono alternative to power saving tool Jupiter? [duplicate]

I'd like a power saving tool similar to Jupiter but without all the mono dependencies. Does it exist?
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Enabling the power management for SATA link [duplicate]

After tearing down my laptop, I came to know that most of the heating issue in my laptop is caused by HDD. Powertop is also showing the same problem. I am seeing significantly cooling after activating ...
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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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tlp vs laptop-mod-tools [duplicate]

my laptop battery got empty soon and I installed bumblebee and tlp, now I have about 3hour battery energy more than before on my laptop. and now I found there is an other powermanagement for ubuntu ...
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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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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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How to install Jupiter on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I am currently running 12.04 and I can't get Jupiter to install on my computer. These are the commands I am running to install it: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter sudo apt-get update ...
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How to install Jupiter in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander? [duplicate]

I used to use "Jupiter" on previous Ubuntu versions, but now I can't find a way to install it in the newer version of Ubuntu. Is there a way to download it?
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Where can I find power manager program in Lenovo Thinkpad E530 edge? [duplicate]

I am using Linux for the first time and I am using Ubuntu 12.04 I am trying to find power manager on Thinkpad Lenovo, like what we have on Windows 7.
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Script to tell 12.04 Kernel to maintain battery power saving features on AC [duplicate]

Laptop runs perfectly cool on battery but immediately I remove the battery the laptop goes all guns blazing and begins to overheat. How can I instruct the Kernel to maintain the power saving features ...
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Power management issues on a Sony Vaio VPCEB1C5E [duplicate]

this is my first question here, I'm a newbie. I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop Sony Vaio VPCEB1C5E E-Series. The hardware is: CPU: intel i5-430M RAM: 2x2GB DDR3 SSD: Crucial M4 64GB ...
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How to get Jupiter in Ubuntu Gnome [duplicate]

So I switched from ubuntu to gnomebuntu today, and proceeded to try and install all the apps that I had found invaluable with ubuntu. I have run into a road block with jupiter, and was wondering if ...
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How to switch off devices and ports for power saving in Lubuntu? [duplicate]

In Windows Vista I can switch off via power management: PCI Express Modem port Optical DVD drive Via network connection I disable: Blutooth How can I do similar in Lubuntu? Under Power Manager I ...
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Maximal power-saving on a laptop when sleep/hibernate is not possible? [duplicate]

I use a very portable laptop with Ubuntu running. On that laptop, neither sleep nor hibernate works reliably (it works sometimes and it doesn't the other times). I'm not asking how one can get them ...
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My laptop heat up quickly [duplicate]

I'm newbie using ubuntu, I have pre-installed wind*ws 7 on my ultrabook ACER S3 951 then I make it dualboot using ubuntu 12.04 but after using it for an hour my laptop heat up quickly is it a normal ...
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Short battery life dell 15 3521 in preinstalled ubuntu [duplicate]

I have recently bought this laptop with preinstalled ubuntu 12.04(64bit). Surprisingly it runs less than two hours in battery mode. But it runs around 4-4.30 hrs in windows7. I had noticed that all ...
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Fan - always on: Battery drain too high in Ubuntu 12.10 x64 [duplicate]

I bought an Asus U36 ultrabook some time ago, because it had 4-6 battery hours (average real values). Now that I updated to Ubuntu 12.10 x64, My battery lasts less than 3:15 with the type of use I ...
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1answer
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30 w discharge and half the windows uptime [duplicate]

I'm new to linux and I installed ubuntu 11.10 x64. I got a HP Envy 14 laptop (i7 second gen) and my batterytime is half the uptime I get in windows 7. Now I got 2hours and it discharges in 30w. In ...
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How to optimize power consumption for Ivy Bridge? [duplicate]

I'm new in Ubuntu 13.04 and wondering what I should do to get the lowest power consumption settings for an Ivy Bridge CPU. Are there any changes to make in the terminal or something?
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Battery reduced by 50%> How to make my battery last longer than windows 7 for HP pavilion g7? [duplicate]

I have a HP Pavilion g7-1204sa 17.3 inch Laptop PC AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M Processor, RAM 6GB. I am attempting to make my laptop to last longer on Lubuntu or Ubuntu OS than windows 7. It currently ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 overheating my laptop [duplicate]

I use dell Inspiron 5520 laptop with latest BIOS version A13 with 4GB RAM and Intel core i5 processor. Recently I have removed Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu 12.04 by disabling the UEFI mode. Since ...
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Hardware accelerated video playback using mplayer [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I need video acceleration for MPlayer. I found this blog that gives me the information. http://www.webupd8.org/2012/11/install-mplayer-with-va-api-hardware.html But the ...
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Low battery life on ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

Config: laptop MSI CR650 - 229XBY AMD E-450 Radeon HD 6320 (512mb) - Proprietary driver HDD: 500Gb OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (x64) and Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail (x64) Steps: 1.Clear Install ...
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Battery life in Ubuntu 12.10&12.04 [duplicate]

I am starting software developer. I have a dual boot system on my leptop. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and found that battery life is pretty short then in Windows. I followed the instructions related to ...
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Fan twirling because of CPU high performance [duplicate]

I've downloaded Kubuntu recently and installed it on my laptop. After installation, I installed my graphic card driver(ATI Radeon HD) which made my laptop's fan quieter. This also caused that my ...
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Are i915 kernel options still required with 13.04? [duplicate]

My /etc/default/grub has these kernel options, which were required to improve battery life when I originally installed 12.04: pcie_aspm=force i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 i915.i915_enable_fbc=1 ...
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What is your TLP configuration? [duplicate]

I'm searching for a way to extend my battery life. And I found TLP. I'm still not really sure is this TLP works. Can anyone tell how can I know if this TLP works in my laptop? If you do custom your ...
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how do I extend battery from lacking? [duplicate]

I wanna ask you guys about extending battery. I run precise, My laptop can't work more than 1 hour, after it's fully charged. The notification after I unplug the charger only shows 0:45. How can I ...
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poor battery on hp probook 4540s on ubuntu ! help pls [duplicate]

hi i just bought a new hp probook 4540s , I have ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7 on 64 bit installed . the batery on windows last abaout 4h30m and in ubuntu only 1h20m this is not normal ! can enybody help ...
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Tips to extend battery life for laptops and notebooks

This question is present as a matter of historical interest. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on Ask ...
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Is system cleanup/optimization needed

Does Ubuntu need regular cleanups like Windows. For example: Cleaning the logs Temporary files Package cache Dependencies left over I am not referring to web browsers only. In case I never do a ...
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How do I make Powertop changes permanent?

I'm on a Compaq 615 and it's fan is loud. Not much you can do about that but I'm trying to keep the CPU/GPU as cool as possible. This is what Powertop has to say: If I change all of them to ...
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Why does my computer get less battery life with Ubuntu compared to Windows?

Last year I purchased a Dell Inspiron 5315 laptop shipping with Windows 7 preinstalled. I installed Ubuntu 10.10 alongside it with dual-booting. On upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10, I was upset to find I now ...
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Disable “ondemand” CPU scaling daemon

I have a server that, as of the upgrade to 10.04, is now running the "ondemand" CPU scaling daemon. Why would it automatically install this? I don't want my server saving power at the expense of ...
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How to fix 3D Acceleration for Vmware Workstation 9?

I have recently installed Vmware workstation 9 on Ubuntu 12.04 & i have migrated my VM's from windows to Ubuntu 12.04 . Now i am getting openGL error & it says no 3D acceleration as shown in ...
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How can I prevent iwconfig power management from being turned on?

I am affected by this bug: 869502. A workaround which seems to stop the kernel panics for me is to disable wlan0 power management: sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off However it seems to automatically ...
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How to disable auto power off of usb devices like usb mouse?

I don't know how , but somehow automatic power-off of usb devices got accidently enabled. Now my usb mouse goes off even if it's idle for 2-3 seconds. it's really irritating. help?!!!!! P.S. This ...
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How to correctly enable/test VA-API on Intel Sandy Bridge?

I would like to know which package I have to install and how to test that is working fine? I know there are many question similar but no one is complete and clear to me
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Does Jupiter really improve battery power?

I installed Jupiter on Ubuntu 11.10 and set the preference mode to "Power Saver" but haven't seen any noticeable difference. Does it really do what it claims?
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Ubuntu 14.04 draining laptop battery quicker than in 12.04 (1 hour versus 4+ hours)

I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo T420 laptop (Corei7-2620M CPU @ 2.70GHz × 4 + Sandybridge Mobile). The battery is now over 2 years old, but under Ubuntu 12.04 it still lasted ...
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How to keep the laptop's temperature low without hardware cleaning?

Last few days I found out that when I open Google Chrome and the laptop's fans start working really hard and I can not touch the mousepad because of heating. I use Ubuntu 11.10 on my Toshiba A350-22z ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 CPU frequency scaling 'stuck' on lowest frequency

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my MacBook Air, after toying around for awhile the machine felt really slow, so I checked out the CPU frequency. cpufreq-info, it reports 800MHz on all 4 cores ...
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How do I enable VDPAU hardware video acceleration support for non Nvidia cards?

I've read about VDPAU and how it enables mplayer to have Hardware acceleration. But i also read that it's only for Nvidia cards How can i enable it on a non Nvidia card (mine it's a AMD but i would ...
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Vaapi not working in Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell Vostro 1014 having GMA 4500 mhd. I have installed vaapi driver but it shows that it supports Mpeg2 acceleration only. Actually I want to use it for playing full HD video that takes ...
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How do I turn off PCI devices?

With the purchase of an Intel SSD and 85WHr Li-ion battery and the linking of wifi and bluetooth to my laptop's wireless switch, extensive Intel PowerTop usage, switching from compiz to metacity, ...
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Jupiter in Ubuntu 13.10 (Laptop Overheating)

I was wondering if Jupiter (Interface for display, power and device control) will work in Ubuntu 13.10, because my laptop (Toshiba Satellite C855D, AMD A6-4400M with Radeon HD Graphics running Ubuntu ...

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