Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.

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Is battery life affected with dual boot?

I have dual booted my laptop with Windows 10 and Linux. Does this affect battery life? (My laptop has a i5 processor with 2.2 GHZ RAM and 500 GB HD.)
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putting a battery status icon into my stalone

I'm running Trusty-tahr using fvwm, so I don't automatically get access to the battery status icon that's available in the standard ubuntu desktop manager. I'd like to put the standard icon into my ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 battery percentage shutdown not working

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell Inspiron and got an issue that my laptop is not shutdown even after battery is critical low and even after percentage action. My dconf setting are as follow: ...
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Battery draining on Ubuntu touch on BQ M10

After playing a youtube video for 90 minutes the battery is 50% drained. Has anybody else watched this on his BQ M10? I am asking because i want to now, if that is a bug or a hardware problem on my ...
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Why does my laptop boot only on battery, but not on charge?

When I boot my laptop while on battery, it boots normally: Toshiba start screen, Intel patch screen, then Ubuntu screen with theatre-marquee dots. But if I try to boot while it is on charge, the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 poor wifi signal and high battery usage

After installing ubuntu 16.04 I am getting a very weak wifi signal. Currently, I am sitting 3-4 feet away from my router and I have only 2 bars of wifi signal on my HP Envy M6 notebook. I have ...
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Upgrading 16.04 LTS to kernel 4.5 (solve suspend/hybernate/HDMI) [on hold]

The kernel 4.4.0.21 which was installed on 16.04 LTS doesn't come with an option of suspending / hybernating my Lenovo Z51-70, due to a bug or whatever, and when I upgraded to 4.4.8 my battery life ...
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PowerTOP issue with fresh 16.04 install on ThinkPad E555

Here's what happened when I tried to set optimum settings after installing PowerTOP: Reading package lists ... Done Dependency tree. Status information can be read .... Done Suggested packages:   ...
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Battery life reduced after upgrade to kernel 4.4.8 (16.04 LTS)

EDIT: Upgrading to 4.5.2 stable does the same thing. Is it the AMDGPU using more resources? How can I disable, I care more about battery life, and power-saving GPU. EDIT 2: at 4.5.2 HDMI works ...
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lubuntu - get the power manager to show time left and percentage

I just installed lubuntu 16.04, and I would like to get the power management icon on the Task Bar to always show the time left and the percentage (right now it only shows them when I hover over the ...
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How do I configure the low battery notifications?

My laptop routinely runs between full and critical charge a few times over the course of a day (yes, it's old). Before I updated to 16.04, Cinnamon used to notify me at: 20%, then again at 10%, then ...
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laptop screen suspends after unplugging charging cable, also disables wi-fi connection : ubuntu 14.04

Whenever I unplug the charging cable cord from my laptop(Lenovo G580), the screen temporarily suspends, after blinking 1-2 time(s). Then I press spacebar (or maybe any key can work) and screen ...
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How to stop Ubuntu Mate hibernating when the battery hits zero

I sadly own an old IBM think pad x31 and its battery is shot. It only holds about 20% of its charge and more importantly the majority of its power is reported as being below zero percent. I recently ...
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Saving work automatically when battery is low

I am a writer and of course I sometimes lose my work if the battery goes dead. I am looking for suggestions for ways to save when the battery gets to 5% or 1%. Maybe a bash command written to save ...
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Save battery by setting apps in inactive workspaces into a state like minimized

I'm interested if it's possible to make GUI applications on inactive workspaces (Unity) to behave like minimized GUI applications (is it the idle state?) in order to save battery life. What I mean ...
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Bad battery life on Xubuntu 16.04 Lenovo T460s

the battery life of my new Lenovo T460s is very bad (about 4,5h with a little bit browsing and half display contrast). Xubuntu 16.04 shows two batteries (SANYO 00HW022 and SANYO 01AV405). They were ...
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Playing video prevents sleep on low battery

When a video instance is displayed (firefox/chromium html5 video, openshot video editor etc.), the computer does not go to sleep under any circumstances, and it is even forced to stay until the ...
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Since OTA10 upgrade the battery life of my phone is eaten up by “fitbitaccount”

I can't disable this process which consumes battery life: /usr/bin/online-accounts-ui --socket /run/user/32011/online-accounts-ui/ui-1-com.canonical.scopes.fitbit_fitbitaccount --profile ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 panel shows battery level as arithmetic mean of laptop and bluetooth mouse levels

I have two notebooks (Asus Zenbook and Lenovo Thinkpad) with Ubuntu 14.04 installed and both show the same behaviour: The battery level indicator in the Unity panel shows the exact arithmetic mean of ...
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How to force enable Turbo Core (AMD) on Ubuntu 15.10?

I'm running a Samsung Ativ Book 9 lite with Ubuntu 15.10 installed. The processor is supposedly equivalent to an A6-1450 Temash 1.0 GHz (1.4GHz boost) The problem I'm having is that turbo mode only ...
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Laptop battery high/low alarm

My laptop battery didn't last half as long as I had hoped and it is an internal one. That is, it is very inconvenient to replace. I would like my replacement battery to last as long as possible, and ...
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Poor battery life

I have relatively high discharge rate (about 14W, which results in ~3 hours of battery life) on my ThinkPad X230. I'm using TLP, intel_pstate's powersave governor. The following kernel arguments are ...
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Laptop not properly suspending after I close lid

Dell Inspiron 3542. When I close my laptop lid and put it in my bag, I often take it out later to find it extremely hot and with the battery drained. I also often find that my monitor turns on ...
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Battery Status not updating

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (before I had Ubuntu 13.10), the battery indicator stopped working properly. It always shows the battery level that was at the start up (when I open the laptop and boot ...
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charging capacity while dual booting?

sorry if this has already been answered, I looked around for a while(here/online) and could not find the case of dual booting but just Ubuntu standalone. Say I have a dual boot win7 and Gnome. How ...
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xfce4-power-manager closed when Battery is removed

I am Running Lubuntu 15.10. And I remove my Laptop battery during night times to prevent overcharging of my battery. And for some reason xfce4-power-manager is closed when i remove my battery(While ...
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How to check battery drain on Aquaris E5

I have my Ubuntu Aquaris about a year. In the beginning there were some battery problems, but everything was fixed. A few days from now my battery drains really fast (from 70% to 10% overnight). I ...
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Interpret upower result (laptop battery dead ?)

I recently and sudddenly had my laptop battery which display that it is fully charged but directly switch off when i try to disconnect the power cable. Laptop have less than one month and is seems ...
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Low Battery Performance on Kubuntu 15.10

I have recently installed Kubuntu 15.10 on my Lenovo G50-70. But the pain is that it is giving extremely poor battery life. After full charging it to 100% it only gives me 45 minutes of battery backup ...
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Higher Power consuming turned off Display

i have a question about the power consumption of my laptop. I wanna setup my laptop as an small media server, because of that i was checking the power consumption and found out that the laptop need ...
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When unplugging the A/C adapter, computer turns off

When the A/C adapter is unplugged, the computer turns off instantly. Tried to buy a new battery, still happening. The battery shows 100% but its not being used at all. It is being detected. I ...
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run script when power mode changes

I wrote myself a bash script and when this script is called it changes my display brightness. Now i want to run this script when my ac-adapter is unplugged or the ac-adapter gets plugged in. Where can ...
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Massive throttling when switch from charger to battery on Ubuntu 15.10

When I watch a 1080p video on youtube, I got easy 60 frames/s. But when I plug out the charger the framerate drops below 20 f/s (even if battery is 100&). The governor is set to performance, but ...
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Power brightness issues

I recently switched to Xubuntu from windows. GOOD RIDDANCE! Anyway I cannot adjust my screen brightness and it is really dim. My computer is a Samsung NP470R5E. I am running Xubuntu 14.04. Any advice? ...
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Energy management Ubuntu

I don't have a problem with ubuntu, everything is working fine, but I'm wondering if it can be more power-efficient. For now I have installed tlp, powertop, and cpu-frequency-scaling-indicator. When ...
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Random Freezes in Ubuntu 15.10 on Asus X201EP

Ubuntu 15.10 on the ASUS X201EP freezes on battery mode. This happens every time I use battery mode, but the duration for which I can use the laptop until it crashes is different every time. When the ...
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Automatically reduce brightness on battery in Ubuntu 15.10?

How can I automatically reduce brightness when I unplug the AC in Ubuntu 15.10? I tried modifying dconf-editor settings as suggested here, http://askubuntu.com/a/312619/511925, but there are no ...
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xfce power manager makes wrong notifications

xfce Power Manager shows random notifications about my laptop running out of battery, but I am plugged in. Then it pops a notification saying I am plugged in, then another saying it is discharging, ...
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Battery drain after update?

bq Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition. I have just applied 15.04 update. I haven't used the phone today and I am below 50% half way through the day after a full charge at night. Usually the phone is ...
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Battery status seems to be stuck

I have a Dell Inspiron 3000 series with Ubuntu 15.10. I noticed a few hours ago that the battery status remained unchanged (at 45%) and it said 1:40 hours left for full charge. I tried removing and ...
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Whats happened to the battery? Help understanding the BAT0 report

my laptop's battery seems dead(the laptop only runs with the AC plugged in), but the BAT0 report says the following: ▶—— NOTEBOOK BATTERY (BAT0) ——◀ Complete Report: Name ...
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For modern low-end PC, lubuntu or xubuntu or another distro?

I have a new but low-end Lenovo Thinkpad X140e with AMD E1-2500 APU, AMD HD 8240 GPU, 12gb (8+4) ddr3 ram and 500gb 7200 hdd. Although it is equipped quite well, I suffer from the cpu side I guess. ...
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Battery Indicator come and go

I've searched Ask Ubuntu and the web but couldn't find a similiar issue, so: After reinstalling Ubuntu 15.10 on my notebook (Toshiba Satellite U940-120), the battery indicator shows up after start ...
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Battery indicator shows opposite state: charging when discharging and vice versa [15.10]

So, pretty weird bug. As the title says, when my battery is charging, it says the power is draining (the symbol changes and it tells me how long is left until I'm dead), and when the power is not ...
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How to copy linpus Linux drivers and add/replace in ubuntu [closed]

I bought acer laptop with linpus Linux. Everything works in linpus smoothly but in Ubuntu i am facing several problems like : Touchpad not working, wireless devices not working, poor battery life etc. ...
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Battery indicator acts bizzarely when phone is connected 15.10

If my iPhone is connected, the battery indicator disappears for 3 seconds, appears again for 3 seconds, disappears, and on and on... Fresh install of Ubuntu 15.10 on Dell Inspiron 300.
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UPS integration with Ubuntu 14

I'm interesting the opportunity UPS integration with Ubuntu 14. UPS Mustek PowerMust 800 USB connected to the desktop computer. NUT server is configured (blazer_usb driver). Both work correctly KNUT ...
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Saving battery on laptop

I have searched google for an answer but I didn't find a good one. I just bought a laptop (MSI GE62 2QD) and installed ubuntu. My problem is that the battery runs out very fast. Is there some way to ...
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Battery status switch between charging/charged constantly after upgrading to 15.10

I've upgraded from ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 just some days ago. Now I see that the battery indicator always switches every second between the notebook's and the mouse's battery. The notebook's battery in ...
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How to enable suspend using cron

I am using i3 as a windows manager, and battery low detection goes by the wayside... I sometimes find my PC drained and dead after leaving it to do some work. I found a couple of good battery low ...