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System powers off when trying to upgrade from 11.10 or install packages

So, I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on an old laptop and I was going to upgrade to 12.04, but for some reason, whenever I try to, the computer itself just literally powers off without any kind of ...
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How to alter BIOS in VAIO to allow for new battery?

I have a VAIO VGN-CR35G with 11.10 installed. I bought a new battery (not from Sony) with double the capacity but the BIOS is set for the old battery. The new battery came with a CD to update the .dat ...
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300 views

Checking battery status using other that acpi

Is there any way to get the battery status without acpi? I'm using U 11.10 and I needed to install acpi via apt-get. So I guess there's another command that is used to check battery status rather that ...
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How to see the discharge rate of the battery

Maybe this question was made earlier but I can't find it. I want to see a terminal command or gui program that can show me the discharge rate of the battery. What hardware parts or programs are using ...
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Battery life low on notebook using ubuntu 11.10 vs. windows 7

Im using a brand new Dell XPS notebook (bought mar 2012) which has 4.5 hrs battery life using a 6 cell battery-when i use windows 7. The machine uses an Intel core 17 2670qm processor, and a 64 bit ...
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838 views

How to change battery mode on my laptop?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 last day and tried to change battery mode( change balanced mode to power save mode like on windows ) on my laptop , but I don't know how to do it. Is there anyway to do that? ...
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313 views

Laptop won't recognise battery

My laptop, running Ubuntu 11.10, doesn't recognise that a battery is installed until I pull it out, then put it back in again. This presents a problem when I boot up from battery. Why is this?
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Maximum 5 minute battery life with Ubuntu 11.10 on HP laptop

I apologise if this question is too similar to the numerous others already asked, but it seems that my difference in battery life is significantly more noticeable than others that have been reported. ...
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Why does Ubuntu take up so much power? [closed]

When I was on windows, my battery lasted 3 hours with all the crap I had open, fresh Ubuntu lasts for only an hour! what the heck! How do I fix this?
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How do I stop the battery from charging?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 and I have Ubuntu 11.10, and in my dell laptop it allow me to discharge the battery when I am using the power cable and that helps in the life of the battery, and I used to ...
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0answers
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How to cancel a shutdown process invoked through a low battery state? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop turning off sequence when power manager says that battery is too low and want to power down? Usually I open a root window to have a chance to stop the ...
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How to get the correct battery status?

At this moment, ever since I installed Ubuntu on this machine, the battery status says: not present. Looking at this answer, however, I find that /proc/acpi/battery/BAT1/info (sometimes its ...
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1answer
315 views

Battery Icon Cannot Be Found

My ubuntu11.10 on Toshiba Satellite L600 cannot find the battery. It doesn't show battery icon. I don't know how much energy left. I am so sad.
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Increase screen idle dim timeout

On Ubuntu 11.10, when on battery, the screen dims after 10 seconds of inactivity. This is annoying because it is too short. Is there anyway to increase this timeout? I know I can disable it, but ...
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1answer
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How do I get the battery indicator to indicate total remaining power if I have 2 batteries?

I'm having a little bit of trouble with my battery indicator. I'm using a laptop that has 2 batteries (One standard and one bay battery). They are both recognized and used fine by Ubuntu, however I ...
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2answers
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Change screen brightness automatically on AC connection/disconnection

I want to keep the screen brightness at minimum level when its unconnected to power and at maximum level when it's connected On Ubuntu 11.04 it was possible, through this config screen: However on ...
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battery backup issues on acer timeline 3830tg

I recently bought Acer timeline 3830tg for my studies and installed ubuntu 11.10 and currently using gnome-shell. I also have changed by graphics mode from hybrid to integrated mode to increase ...
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2answers
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My Laptop Battery Does Not Charge

I am using a HP Pavilion and Ubuntu 11.10. I have been using Ubuntu for about a year. Recently (in Nov or there about), I noticed my battery never charges fully no matter how long it has been ...
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1answer
288 views

Reduced computer performance when AC power is plugged in on a Dell Latitude 5420

i have Dell Latitude 5420 laptop and yesterday i have istalled 11.10 Ubuntu. All instalation process was done on battery power, so there was no problem on performance. Today i have plugged in my ...
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0answers
291 views

Show battery as percentage, not time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a tweak to show a percentage in the battery icon? I just recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 (I've used older versions, but I'm still a noob), and (almost) ...
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0answers
572 views

Fast battery consumption on Samsung PABAS024 [closed]

I have a Lenovo 3000 N100 and my battery gets low real fast (sorry for bad English) i read somewhere to execute cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT1/info and check out design and last full capacity if they ...
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0answers
379 views

Battery Monitor Not Showing on boot up of Ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No battery status icon When I boot up Ubuntu 11.10, my battery monitor does not show up, it only does when the battery is low, or I plug in my power cord. I want it to ...
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2answers
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Regardless of battery charge, when unplugged Ubuntu displays critical battery message and hibernates

Regardless of battery charge, when unplugged Ubuntu displays critical battery message and hibernates. I can only seem to change it to either shutdown or hibernate. This does not happen when using ...
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0answers
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Battery monitor only showing up on laptop when power cord is plugged in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Battery status not showing My battery monitor is only showing up on laptop when power cord is plugged in. I have tried this answer here but no luck, it always says that ...
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3answers
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System shows “Battery Critically low”

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 on VAIO . Whenever I unplug the charger from my laptop, there comes a dialog showing "battery critically low" and system suspends, even when the charge is 100%.
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Acer Timeline X 3830TG Battery life

i'm running ubuntu 11.10 and i'm interested in getting more life out of my battery, I see a lot of people adding extra lines to their /etc/default/grub file after "quiet splash". For instance one ...
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Kernel patch that solves battery issues when for ubuntu ? [closed]

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTAxNDM When will this come for ubuntu ? I am getting tired with my 11.10 dieing at little over 50 minutes of battery when at the most extreme ...
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1answer
131 views

Hibernating even though I plugged in the power cord

I have this problem where if my battery runs low Ubuntu shows a dialog warning me the computer will soon hibernate, and if I close the lid and then plug it and open the lid to resume my work, Ubuntu ...
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3answers
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Lubuntu battery monitor always says 100%

While using lubuntu-desktop I added the battery-monitor to the panel. It seems to be essentially useless as the only information I get from it is whether the power cable is plugged in or not because ...
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1answer
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My battery is not charging after power outage

I just emerged from 6 days power outage and now my MSI U100 is not charging the battery. Clicking on the battery indicator says 0% in spite of having been plugged in for 30+ minutes. If I unplug it, ...
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4answers
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Suspend when critically low power 11.10

Is there a way to suspend when Ubuntu is at critically low power. The only option in Ubuntu 11.10 power setting is to shutdown or hibernate. I run my battery all the way down till it suspends then i ...
2
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1answer
1k views

How to keep a bright screen with battery power? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Always be 100% bright when I'm using battery It would seem that one would go to the power settings, and adjust the amount of time before the screen becomes dim, but ...
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1answer
1k views

Battery Time To Empty Incorrectly Estimated

My laptop battery is getting a old but it still gives me approx one hour [ 1½ hours on Windows]. The problem is that when I disconnect the power cord [or log on without the power cord ], the estimated ...
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2answers
362 views

2000+ processor wake ups..?

I have dell xps 15 with nvidia 525 with optimus. I use ironhide for optimus support. Under normal conditions I can see 2000+ processor wake ups. As a result of which my battery dries up rapidly. In ...
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3answers
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Battery Critically Low at 85%?

I, along with many others, have been experiencing a problem with our Ubuntu 11.10 installations on our battery-powered laptop devices: The computer misreads information from the battery, so it thinks ...
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0answers
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Is there a tweak to show a percentage in the battery icon? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I set the power indicator to show battery percentage instead of time remaining? I'm use to not having to click on the battery icon to see what my battery percentage ...
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1answer
197 views

How to set Fn+F2 to show battery's status throug OSD and not power statistics?

In natty pressing Fn+F2 on my Samsung NC10 opened a new notification with the remaining battery power. After upgrading to Oneiric, it opens the power statistics. Is the a way to revert this change? ...
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0answers
272 views

Too many battery-indicators in gnome-shell [closed]

For some reason I get more than one battery indicator in my panel. This has the unfortunate side-effect that my PC closes down (only one of them is correct, the rest has 0% battery left).
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1answer
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How can I tell if I'm affected by “The 11.10 Battery Power Drain”?

I've seen hints at some kernel power bug affecting battery life if updating to 11.10 -- as for example here. I relation to this, I have three questions: How can I tell if my machine is affected ...
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0answers
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Despite running without problems, my battery indicator says “(not present)” still - what can I do about this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get the correct battery status? Every time I restart me computer I have to go into system settings to turn the brightness on my screen back up to full and the ...
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3answers
2k views

How can I see more battery info when using Gnome shell?

I've been using Gnome Shell on Ubuntu 11.10 and I've been fairly satisfied. One thing that I really wish was different though is the battery icon. I can't tell by glancing at it what my battery ...
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2answers
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Where do I set use_time_for_policy?

Where do i find the "use_time_for_policy" fix in ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot? This post fixed it before. Laptop immediately suspends when going onto battery power I installed dconf-tools ...
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1answer
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How do I get rid of double battery monitor status? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Two battery indicator symbols, how do I get rid of one? It seems there is a bug that displays an extra battery monitor in Oneiric. From what I found, it is not right in ...