Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.

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Why does my desktop say battery level critical and then hibernate the moment it starts?

The system will not stay up long enough to logging and see whats going on. Anyone got any ideas ?
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Ubuntu don't see when my power cable is unplugged

i'm under Ubuntu 13.10, and i've a problem of energy management : when I remove the power cable, Ubuntu don't realise it, so it does not inform me about the battery state. It displays 100% battery ...
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Battery Not recognised

Upgraded to 13.10 from 13.04. Battery icon is present. But battery is not working once I disconnect the mains. It just shows a red battery icon immediately and then shuts the computer down. No ...
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disable keyboard battery notifications in 13.10

I've updated to 13.10, and I'm getting notifications every hour or so that my wireless keyboard battery is low ... while it's sort of clever that Ubuntu can do this now and wants to show it off, a ...
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Wireless mouse stops working, when in battery, for a couple of seconds now and then

I'm using a Logitech wireless mouse in Ubuntu 13.10 and, when in battery, it stops working every now and then! It works specially when I write something. Right now, If I try to move my pointer (using ...
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How do I remove the mouse battery indicator? [duplicate]

I just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and it seems there has been a new notification/status bar thingy (sorry I'm new to Ubuntu) for my mouse battery. It is in the place where it normally tells me how ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEA25FG overheating with ubuntu

I am using a 'Sony Vaio VPCEA25FG' laptop, which is overheating quickly, when i work in ubuntu, but if i switch to windows 8 then it works nicely. My laptop is with ATI RADEON graphics card. My ...
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Battery Not Present XPS 15z U13.10

So I recently reopened my old laptop which was running ubuntu 12.04 lts. When I opened it, i noticed the battery was stated has ''Not Present'' in the top menu bar. When I click on that label, it ...
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Viewing UPS status using apcupsd in net mode?

I have a headless server running apcupsd attached to an APC UPS. I also have several workstations running apcupsd in "net" mode to communicate with it. Is there a way I can configure the Power ...
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Ubuntu with window manager for longest battery life

I have used Linux Mint mate for a year now and want to try out Ubuntu. I have a HP touchsmart notebook, 1.3 Ghz Dual Core 4 GB RAM But since switching to linux mint from win7 battery life was never ...
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Advanced power settings, - shutdown after being in suspend mode

Ubuntu keeps completely draining my battery when it is in suspend mode and the lid is closed, I suspect this may be a problem, as it has happened (occasionally) on two of my laptops both running ...
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Troubleshooting a non-charging battery on laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell XPS 13. My laptop works when plugged in but the battery doesn't charge. The battery info says it has a 0 W rate. What steps can I take to debug this, and ...
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improve battery life by freezing (unload from cpu & memory) unused programs [closed]

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 + Gnome 3.6 on a laptop, a lot of times I would have 12+ windows spreaded amoung five or six workspaces. However most of the times I would just use a few programs located on one ...
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No battery indicator when logged in as second (non-sudo) user

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. I have a setup with two users, one with sudo privileges for admin use, and one without for daily use. When logged in as the non-privileged user, there's no battery ...
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Limit Battery Charging 13.04 (lenovo z500)

Hi everyone I am new to ubuntu. When I was using windows 8, there is an app called Energy Mangement which limits the charging of battery when plugged in. But I cant seem to find similar to this in ...
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Battery usage got very high after switching to Ubuntu (HP Pavilion G6-2348SG)

I just switched to Ubuntu from Windows 7 on my HP Pavilion G6-2348SG Notebook and it seems like the battery usage increased a lot. Also, I cant find any drivers, which would probably solve the ...
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1 hour of battery life lost in 10 seconds

Whenever I plug my charger out, the lifespan of my battery suddenly drops from 90 minutes to 30. By "suddenly" I mean it literally takes it around 10-15 seconds at most to drop. My battery isn't new, ...
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Battery backup not as long as expected and system temperature rises when using Ubuntu

I'm using both windows 7 and ubuntu-13.04 in my acer aspire 5738g notebook. I get 3 hrs battery backup in windows 7. But in ubuntu it shows only 1.30 hours but as it goes on to ( it shows 1.30 but ...
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Non-Dell Battery Not Detected on Dell Inspiron 1545

I bought a new battery and power cord from Amazon which is not Dell OEM. Ubuntu is not recognizing the batter at all. It say's "Not Present". Is it reasonable to assume that this is a hardware issue ...
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Turn off NFC in Saucy/Raring [duplicate]

I am having a "Sony Vaio Pro 13" with integrated NFC Chip. Unfortunately I cannot turn NFC off in the BIOS. I want now to turn it off in Ubuntu for saving power and extend battery life. When I place ...
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Laptop immediatly goes to sleep after disconnecting power

I've Lenovo S400 laptop, dual boot with windows 7 and ubuntu 13.04. The problem is that whenever I disconnect the power adapter, ubuntu shows that battery level is critically low and goes to sleep. ...
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Ubuntu showing multiple batteries on MacbookPro

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on Macbook Pro and got that problem. It show 2 battery icons, one charged and other with 25% (it doesn't change). I think isn't a big deal, but one day I just suspend the PC ...
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Battery problem

Ubuntu's unity eats up my Asus Eee PC's battery, in a few minutes, with Libreoffice running. Should i reduce the memory usage of Libreoffice, or get a spare desktop environment?
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How to count battery cycles?

Like most user that have searched about knows, Manufacturers ACPI implementation is a mess. And for most of our laptops, battery infos are unavailable or wrong (on a dell inspiron 15z, the rate is ...
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I've got some problems on Ubuntu 13.04, any help!

I can't set script (or by any other way through terminal) for making thresholds for battery charging, Also I know that Lenovo users provided tp_smapi kernel module which make this issue not ...
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Lubuntu power management : random shut down

I'm experiencing quite a big issue in lubuntu. I have an Asus UX31 series with more or less 4 hours battery life. My problem is that it badly dies with 30/35% of battery remaining. Just like that. ...
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Timed Shutdown - shutdown after 30 minutes [duplicate]

I am running Xubuntu 13.04, I got in the habbit of closing my Acer Netbook and forgetting about it for a week+. I open it up to find it has still been running. How do I set it to shutdown after 15 ...
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Laptop Charger Not Recognised Properly on Samsung NP900X3F

Firstly thanks for your time. Secondly, having an issue with my power charger on my Samsung Series 9 NP900X3F. When I boot into Ubuntu with the charger plugged in it recognises it as charging. When I ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Problem :( :(

Respect to all :) I am here new to Ubuntu and just installed the fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.04, 64-bit version on my Dell Inspiron N5110 (Core i7 with 4GB Memory) laptop along with Windows 7 on a ...
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Lubuntu - xfce4-power-manager alternative

Can I uninstall xfce4-power-manager and set my suspend settings somewhere else? How would I be able to check my battery status? I would like to get rid of xfce4-power-manager because of my problems ...
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Trying to install linux on Asus UX50V, computer stuck on “checking battery status…”

I have an Asus UX50V laptop, and I don't have a battery for it. When I reboot, it states that my graphics driver isn't supported and I can start in low graphics mode. When I do this, it just hangs ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 causing overheating and battery drain

I have a Samsung Chronos 7 1TB, 2.2ghz, 6gb ram and I recently installed Ubuntu because I wanted to get rid of Windows. Everything has gone good until I noticed a significant battery drain and ...
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I don't understand why this is happening?

I just installed Ubuntu, it boots and then I get stuck there :( Problem shown link given below: Ubuntu Log In Problem
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How to set battery charging thresholds on T420s

I have a ThinkPad T420s and would like to expand the battery service life (not maximize time the laptop can run off a battery) I have tp-smapi-dkms and sysfsutils installed, and when I run: $ ll ...
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Is my Dual Boot leading to problems

I am running a stock Hp Pavailion dv6. Problem: My laptop will not boot either OS. It makes it to the Windows logo, then powers off and restarts. On the Ubuntu side it makes it to the the choose OS, ...
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Battery drain and over heating

I recently switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu and I have started to see a dramatic decrease in battery life. About 2 hours battery life on Ubuntu, as opposed to when I had Windows (about 5 hours). ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 stuck on checking battery level

After updating ubuntu and when I restart it this happened, how do I fix? Neither of these questions helped me: 12.04 hangs at "checking battery state" Cannot boot into Ubuntu after crash ...
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Bluetooth mouse OKLICK 406S connects, but work as a battery level indicator, not mouse in Ubuntu 13.04

$ upower -d Device: /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/line_power_AC0 native-path: /sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0A08:00/ACPI0003:00/power_supply/AC0 power supply: yes ...
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Switching from Jupiter to TLP

As the laptop battery saving applet Jupiter isn't maintained anymore, I've seen many recommendations to use TLP instead. There seems to be a couple of TLP installation and configuration tutorials ...
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Force battery power settings when plugged in

I recently bought a new laptop that tends to get quite hot. Today I used it for the first time on battery power, without plugging in the power supply, and I noticed that it didn't get nearly as hot. ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon is not charging battery even if plugged into AC [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my X1 Carbon Touch laptop yesterday and everything worked fine, the battery charged as usual. Today I've noticed that the battery indicator shows me that I am working on ...
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brand new L75D-A7280 battery reports 95% max when plugged in, 93% immediately after unplugged

Whenever my brand new laptop's plugged in, it reports 95% max. It never shows 100% or charged. Also, even though I'm not running in low power mode but am in high-GPU Catalyst mode, should it drop to ...
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Gnome Shell battery indicator shows 2 batteries

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome edition with Gnome Shell 3.8. The battery status indicator menu (the one that appears when clicking the battery icon on top bar) shows me two batteries whereas I only ...
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Battery Drains very fast

I am using hp pavillion notebok with windows and ubuntu dual boot, whenver i shutdown my laptop and start the ubuntu after some time, i founds that the charging is reduced very much. I have tried the ...
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how to power save and lookup power usage in terminal [duplicate]

I have already installed powertop , pm-utils , laptop-mode-tool , jupitor , also power save with jupitor , cpu-frequency skilling powersave , pm-powersave true but power usage are 1 hour and 20 ...
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While ubuntu is suspended, my computer continues to run and use excessive battery power

I understand that suspend uses battery power to keep the information on the RAM, but I suspend ubuntu and later when I get my computer out of my bag, it is very hot. It is as if the hard drive and ...
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Unable to boot after depleting the battery

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my Dell XPS 13 ultrabook. I left the laptop on for a couple of days so the battery ran out. After that I am getting a black screen when I try to boot up the laptop. ...
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Why time taken to charge the laptop battery increases rapidly when it almost full?

When my laptop is charging at first it charges normally. But when its charged about 98% time remaining begins to increase why is this?
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Execute script on battery switch

I would like to have a bash script to be executed when I switch to battery alimentation, is this possible?
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Screen is black after unplugging battery charger on an Asus k52j

When i unplug my battery charger my screen turns black. I already checked the brightness/battery settings, but nothings is wrong with those settings. Someone have any idea how to solve this problem?