Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.

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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 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unity shows wrong battery status

I am using ASUS laptop and the model is X555-50. I have ubuntu 14.04 installed with unity desktop. It used to show the correct battery status earlier. But suddenly it is not displaying the correct ...
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Battery percentage in 14.04

How can be added battery percentage to status bar in 14.04? I find some solutions but nothing seems to work.
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Laptop battery keeps discharging even after full charge (not switching to AC)

The laptop does not switch to AC mode after fully charging. I dualboot and this problem is nonexistent on Windows 10. But on Ubuntu 15.10 it just keeps discharging. Problem persists on Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Harddisk spinning when plugging/unplugging laptop

Im setting power management on my linux as I'm using laptop. I found on the internet that one good software is TLP, which helps power management. I have Acer Aspire V15 Nitro which have combination of ...
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i3 throttled at 500Mhz when battery under 30%

I have the following problem. As soon as the battery drops below 30%, the CPU is being throttled to 500Mhz. As soon as I plug in the power adapter, it goes back to normal. The laptop is a Lenovo U41-...
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lubuntu 14.04 - T430s shuts down with no warning on low battery

I've tried advice in this thread: Netbook performs hard shutdown without warning on low battery power I get an error saying 'no such schema' when I follow the terminal directions using gsettings. I'...
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Laptop battery started discharging rapidly in 15.10, even during suspend. Powertop points to wlan0

I don't know the exact timeline of this problem but my Dell L502X XPS 15 laptop is having battery problems . Symptoms Battery discharges very rapidly (like, in 1 hour) when in use (instead of 4 ...
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Ubuntu Server Power Management - Advanced Settings via Terminal

How to configure power settings for Ubuntu Server 14.04? Desktop is not installed. My server is plugged to a UPS (battery) and the battery is connected to the server as well to monitor how much power ...
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Why i8kmon doesnot switch to config 3

I installed i8kutil package and this is my i8kmon.conf file # Sample i8kmon configuration file (/etc/i8kmon.conf, ~/.i8kmon). # External program to control the fans set config(i8kfan) /usr/bin/...
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laptop battery always 59% while charging!

it's always showing at 59% while charging! and even when i remove the charger stays at 59% and shutdown without any notice! Is there anyway to calibrate it?
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Sudo service <argument> stop not working

While looking through the output of service --status-all to find some programs to kill and increase my battery life I ran into a problem. I run sudo service postgresql stop and I get the stopping ...
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LXDE battery monitor not warning when battery is low

I am running Lubuntu 15.10. In prior releases, I would receive a low battery warning, but now, though Battery Manager shows an accurate remaining battery indicator, I get no pop-up warning when the ...
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Need help with Ubuntu running hot on laptop

I am a new user to Xubuntu 14.04. I have a 2010 HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook pc. Processor is AMD Turion II P540 Dual Core 4 GB ram RS880M - Mobility Radeon HD 4225/4250 This was a Win7 machine - I got ...
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Battery capacity dropped from 97% to 30%. Is it ubuntu's problem?

I have MSI laptop (CX61 2QC). I have purchased it recently (about 1 month ago). I have made a installed ubuntu installed in it. Yesterday when I was using it the battery capacity was showing 97 %. ...
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How to Change When Battery Turns Red 15.10 [duplicate]

I was wondering how to change the settings so it shows the battery as critical (red) at 10% instead of 30% since 30% is still over an hour of usage on my laptop. Thanks!
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Battery icon on top-right takes a long while to come after switching from Unity to GNOME Desktop

I've recently switched from unity to ubuntu-gnome-desktop on my inspiron laptop running 14.04 LTS. After I reconfigured gdm as primary display manager and logged into the new desktop, I faced two ...
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What Are Charge Profile and Charge Accuracy?

In Power Statistics Window, selecting Laptop Battery from left menu, then going statistics tab, we have "Charge Profile", "Charge Accuracy", "Discharge Profile", "Discharge Accuracy" graph types. ...
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Sony VAIO SVF1521 Not turn off keyboard backlight

I use ubuntu 15.10. My sony SVF1521JSTB hasn't got kbd_bakclight file in "/sys/devices/platform/sony-laptop/" path, and when I try run as root this "echo 0 | sudo tee /sys/.../kbd_backlight" command, ...
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Windows battery features on Ubuntu?

I have an Asus ux303LB and the battery management features that the Windows OS allowed me to use were great, however since I've started using Ubuntu I noticed that the battery management isn't as good....
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Can i get more battery life than this?

router@router:~$ lsb_release -a && uname -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.10 Release: 15.10 Codename: wily Linux router 4.2.0-23-generic #...
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Laptop dying during suspend after 2 hours. Suspend/hybrid not working

So I have a yoga s1 and recently installed ubuntu. Twice now when I close the lid and go into suspend the computer will rapidly drain power from the battery in the span of 2 hours then die shortly ...
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How to check how long the last uptime if it's not shutdown correctly?

I need to check battery life of some batteries while powering my machine (a BeagleBone). My plan is to plug it in, leave it, and check some time later. If it's dead, then I need to know how long it's ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 battery indicator showing status of the mouse battery

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS 64-bit and the battery indicator always shows the status of the mouse battery when my laptop is plugged in. I tried every setting possible and even re-plugged the nano ...
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ubuntu for battery life without TLP like decrese spin of hdd

I use an ASUS X55-CA with ubuntu 14.04 and inspite of using TLP i don't find a much change in battery drain. I like to configure mine by manually tweaking like decrese spin of hdd. Disabling some ...
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HDD Standby - High Load Cycle Count

I know that there are many question about this topic. However, I did not find a solution for my situation. What I want to achieve: My HDD (Hitachi Travelstar 5k1000) in my notebook should go into ...
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How to make udev update battery status more often?

Ubuntu battery icon uses about 1-2 minutes before recognizing charger being plugged in or out. How to make the battery status update more often so that it recognizes the charger immediately. The ...
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How can I select which battery discharges on my laptop?

So I have two batteries in my work laptop, Lenovo T450s. I have Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on it. It always discharges one of the batteries before going on to the next one. Is there any way to set thresholds ...
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My Battery Precentage keeps going Up and Down?

I recently started using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on my Asus K53E laptop, and it was working pretty well since September. But in November I noticed the original battery started get old & hold less of a ...
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Fix bad battery level detetction

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 on a MacBook Air, early 2014 model. The battery level detection has never been very good but at least it could properly detect when the computer was running on DC or AC power. ...
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Battery behaving erratically

I have got Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavilion g4 2049tx laptop. The battery indicator is behaving erratically. It goes to critical mode (<10%) immediately after reaching 57%. It charges up pretty ...
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How to make upower show correct battery state?

Ubuntu battery icon uses about 1-2 minutes before recognizing that the charger is plugged in or not. How to make the battery status update more often so that it recognizes the charger's state ...
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Can I damage a battery by changing operating systems?

My laptop's battery started performing badly after switching to Ubuntu and unfortunately I was no longer within the warranty period so I figured I had to buy a new battery at some point. I switched ...
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Asus zenbook UX303UB does not resume from suspend (ubuntu 14.04) when charging

I've just purchased Asus Zenbook UX303UB which came with Windows10. I replaced the original system with Ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS and now I have one issue - the laptop does not resume from suspend when I ...
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Can't configure Ubuntu 14.04.3 to generate a warning when battery is low

Can't configure Ubuntu 14.04.3 to generate a warning when battery is low. By the way, I do have packages libnotify-bin notify-osd installed.
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Problem uninstalling laptop-mode-tools

I am new to Ubuntu and was playing around with some battery saving tools. I first installed tlp, tried it and uninstalled it. Then I got laptop-mode-tools using tar and uninstalled it using ...
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Battery Indicator does not show correct state

My battery indicator does not show the correct state. The battery indicator, and the indicator in power settings, both remain unchanged from the state the machine is switched on. If I switch on ...
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Lenovo Z50 75 battery drains fast after installing Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo Z50-75. Battery drains very fast and almost 1% per one second. Cannot resolve this issue, couldn't find any solution from previous threads as well. Can someone help me
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Dell Inpsiron 15 running Ubuntu 15 runs hot and battery drains fast

My laptop runs at around 55 degrees (Fahrenheit) after its been left idle, upon startup its only about 38. On Windows 10, it's only up to about 45 degrees at max. My battery life used to be about 3-5 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 drains battery when laptop is off

When I replaced Windows on my laptop (HP Envy dv6) with Ubuntu 14.04 I noticed that laptop drains battery even it's turned off. (~25% per day). Also when I charged a battery to 100% and the removed ...