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Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.

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What actions does Ubuntu trigger when battery is low?

When the battery is low, the screen gets dimmed after a few seconds already. This appears to be some special power-saving mode, and might be related to the time in ...
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Always Show Battery Icon Option not there in Ubuntu Gnome

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. The battery icon is visible only when the battery is discharging. In previous versions (Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome added), I was able to configure this to show the ...
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When I suspend the laptop, the fan restarts and the CD drive does too?

Everytime I suspend my laptop, the fan restarts and the CD drive begins to start. Can anyone help me fix this? I'm kinda new with Linux, so I don't exactly know everything. Also, the battery drains ...
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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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Lenovo g580 battery charge control

my laptop lenovo g580 ( not thinkpad ) has a battery threshold control software by the manufacturer for windows. I would like to know whether any application is available to control battery threshold ...
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Battery Life in ubuntu 14.04

Today i had fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04 previously i had ubuntu 12.04 and had 5 to 6 hours of battery backup even at constant work, but in 14.04 getting 3 hrs only, tried with tlp but no use. ...
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Battery indicator has disappeared from Gnome panel

I'm using Gnome Flashback (still the best!) on Ubuntu 14.04. In the Indicator app, it used to always show the battery level indicator. Now, it's missing entirely: I've looked in the power settings ...
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How can I play a custom sound when my battery is low?

I want my computer to play a custom sound file when my battery is low (say 10%). How can I do this? Thanks
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LENOVO IdeaPad (U430 Touch) only charges up to 59%

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my LENOVO IdeaPad U430 Touch. How come the battery just charges up to 59%? I also have Win8 on another partion and it easily reaches 100%. I tried "TLP" but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 draining battery very quickly

I know there are several other questions very similar to this, but I feel that questions like this are specific to the system you are running and so there is not really a "one size fits all" type of ...
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ThinkPad X240: choose battery to charge

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has an internal battery and an external battery. Is there a way to choose to charge the external battery before the internal battery? Currently the internal battery is charged ...
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How do I get a warning before my laptop powers off?

In previous versions of Ubuntu, when my laptop battery hit somewhere around 20% power, the icon in the Gnome panel (I use Flashback) would turn red. Also, there would be intermittent warnings telling ...
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Lubuntu No Battery Status

I just installed Lubuntu and couldn't figure out how to show the battery status in the system bar. I think my Xfce Power Management is missing "on battery" option (see screenshot). Does anyone know ...
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Battery Threshhold

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04, which is really nice but my battery is not charging past 59%. I recall tinkering with Lenovo battery management on Windows to reserve the life span but I wiped ...
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UPower reports Incorrect Capacity

I've just replaced my old Netbook battery with a new one of higher capacity. It was a cheap battery off of Amazon which clearly reads as a 5200mAh battery but Ubuntu reports the battery as being the ...
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Turn off battery control in Ubuntu 12.04

I own a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S that suffered from battery failure when i poured coffee over the keyboard. I have checked the battery voltage manually and it is full. The computer also seem to be ...
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Laptop Battery Life increased in 14.04

I own a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop (Intel i5 @2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD 7200rpm, 15.6inch display, Bluetooth, WiFi, etc) which is my primary machine for both work and personal use. I made a clean ...
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If laptop is in sleep and the battery gets critically low, will ubuntu put computer to hibernate?

I know that on windows this happens, but I don't knw weather it works on ubuntu. So, the question is: If laptop is in sleep and the battery gets critically low, will Ubuntu put computer to hibernate?
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install bettery drivers for ubuntu 14.04

I have recently installed ubuntu and it seems ve[]ry power consuming. after installing it it heats up too much. is there any battery drivers available here for ubuntu. my leaptop configuration is: ...
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How to restore default power plan to ubuntu 12.04 lts

I've been having battery plan issues. When my laptop is unplugged ubuntu becomes slow. When it's plugged everything is fine. I assumed something was wrong with my battery plan or something like ...
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KDE does not notice laptop running on battery

After upgrading to Kubuntu 14.04, KDE does not notice that the laptop is running on battery! The battery icon continues to show the 'charging' symbol. But the battery level shown in the icon keeps ...
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How to tell if battery is dead using Ubuntu

Today I found an old ASUS UL30A laptop collecting dust in my office. The hard drive was missing and it seems the battery is dead, but I just so happened to have an Ubuntu USB stick lying around so I ...
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Lenovo Z510 working extremely slow on battery

Ubuntu 12.04 on Lenovo Z510 i5. When AC power adapter is plugged in, everything is fine, the system is working fast. When i unplug the AC adapter, ubuntu is going to work extremely slow. I ...
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how i can know the uptime on battery

is there a way I can know how much time the laptop is up on battery , i know there is the uptime -but it Tell how long the system has been running both on AC and battery
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Dell D631 + secondary battery can't boot- 14.04 x64

I have a secondary battery in the CD/DVD bay on a Dell D631. With battery installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit won't boot, stalls at "trying to unpack rootfs image as initramfs". Without secondary battery, it ...
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Battery not charging above 34% on Lenovo E430

My System Spec is: OS: ubuntu 12.04 LTS OS Type: 64-bit Laptop Model: Lenovo Thinkpad E430. My Laptop is plugged to the wall for more than 10 hours. But the battery percentage never goes above 34%. ...
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“Battery not present” but it is [13.10]

In 12.04 and Windows 8 it recognized the battery just fine.I think it's this version of Ubuntu (13.10) that has the problem.I haven't istalled any updates.Do you think that might be the problem? ...
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Asus sometimes boot problems

Usually my Asus notebook boots like it should. All drivers are working, everything runs smooth and I don't have any problems. However, sometimes it starts with my fan at 100%, and the battery ...
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Problem with dual graphics and battery backup

I have samsung np355v5c-s05in laptop. It has 2 graphics card one amd radeon hd 7640g , 512mb motherboard integrated and one hd 7670, 1 gigs dedicated. While using the ubuntu graphics software it shows ...
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Battery stuck at whatever number comes on booting

My laptop battery is stuck at whatever number it has while booting. Now it shows 62% battery remaining with 2:10 hours to go. Last time it was 3:11 hours to charge. Anyway I can fix this? I'm ...
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Is that bad statistics for my Laptop battery?

Battery capacity is 76.4 %. Is that bad? Does it mean my battery is dying? Actually it's decreasing everyday by .1.
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No battery icon in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I'm using an Asus K56CB Laptop and I just upgraded from Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 (Gnome shell 3.10.4) however now I don't have a battery icon in the upper right-hand corner. Also the ...
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How to set discharging preference of batteries in Lenovo Thinkpad R400 in Ubuntu?

I have Lenovo Thinkpad R400. I have standard battery and second battery in Ultrabay slot. I want to set preference so standard battery discharges first and then starts discharging the second ultrabay ...
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Battery Icon does not work properly for dual batteries

I have two batteries for my laptop, one is the built-in battery and the other comes from keyboard (X1 Helix if you want to know how that works). The way it works is: laptop draws power from ...
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No battery status icon on Lenovo B570e

I am using Lenovo B570e with Ubuntu 13.10 and my desktop won't display the battery status icon. I have already tried to add the icon in the system settings, but that has not worked.
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Laptop freezes on battery Dell Inspiron 3521 - Ubuntu 13.10 Gnome shell 3.10

I am running Ubuntu 13.10, Gnome shell - 3.10 on Dell Inspiron 3521 (bought almost one year ago). Initially it worked fine, but now laptop is suddenly freezing. Nothing works then, no mouse, no ...
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Battery consume

i know this is a frequently asked question. After trying win 8.1 and latest opensuse i feel ubuntu 13.10 to consume much power. Lenovo B590 notebook with 1TB 5200rpm hdd, 8 gigs of ram, i5 2.5GHz ...
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Should Ubuntu's battery icon warn me that my battery is on its way out?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 on an older Toshiba Satellite and for a while now, the battery has done nothing but drain. I knew when I got the laptop that the battery would need to be replaced within short ...
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Battery status and other

I have reinstalled my Ubuntu from 12.04 to Salamander. And now I have strange battery status. http://ubuntuone.com/1LEB7R6JK20sC2buJQ4zhc Look, it is accepted and confirmed. But status is wrong ...
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Which icon does indicator-power use when fully charged?

This is a minor annoyance. Using Xubuntu 14.04. I installed the latest Faenza icon set. Unfortunately, it's missing the icon for when the battery is fully charged (adapter is connected). It looks ...
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How to calibrate the laptop battery on 12.04

Since a couple of days or so my laptop (asus n76vm) does a hard shut-down when the battery indicates 20% life left. It just cuts off the power, no shut-down screen or anything, making the hard drive ...
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Ubuntu needs mouse hit to shutdown

My devices can't shutdown "automaticly". I have two machines with the same troubles: 1)On notebook: Notebook can't shutdown automaticly, when the battery capacity is extremely low. I applied ...
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Linked problem with a Windows program which I need to run one time

When I have used Windows 8 I have set to keep battery life with Lenovo Power Management. It have charged battery to 60% and keep it so. One time I have started my laptop without battery and this ...
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Dell Inspiron N4110 battery indicator flashing orange

So this does not happen while I'm on Windows. When my battery is fully charged and I leave the power cord on, after awhile the battery gets really hot and the battery indicator on the front of my ...
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Terrible Battery Life

I have an Acer Aspire One AO722 netbook that was getting ~7-8+ hours of battery life when using Windows 7 Home Premium. I figured, heck if I put Ubuntu and an SSD on this thing, I'd be able beat ...
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Ticking sound from HD

I am using Ubuntu since last three months, after switching to Ubuntun13.10 I installed TLP for improvement of battery life. But then I remove TLP because there is a ticking sound from my Hard Disk, ...
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recognizing a battery on a Acer Aspire One ZG5

We have recently obtained an Acer Aspire One from a cousin, and erased its Windows XP to install Ubuntu 13.10. The battery is not recognized, however. It looks like this problem has been encountered ...
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Poor battery life: cron jobs running even in suspend

I was trying to figure out why my battery was dying out really fast even when in suspend mode. I noticed that my cron jobs run even when my laptop is suspended. I do not want this behavior. Cron ...
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Laptop battery capacity reduced to 85%

I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 and have Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I noticed that my battery capacity reduced to 85.2%. Is there a solution for this? Thanks, Leo.
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Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch battery not charging, tlp installed with no acpi_call module

I have recently purchased a Lenovo ideapad U430 Touch. I have successfully installed Lubuntu 13.10 with Kernel 3.11.0-18-generic. Everything has been relatively painless. I've installed tlp for ...