Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.

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Battery percentage jumps down to 6% from 50% or 60%?

So, as the title says, I have checked Power Stats in Ubuntu and Energy when Full and Energy (design) are the same which is 37.2 Wh but the percentage is funny with actual battery life left in my ...
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Absent power status indicator

I have no power status indicator on my top unity panel. All of the suggested solutions to restore it doesn't work for me. Also there is no power usage statistic in unity-control-center -> power ...
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Battery Problem doesn't reach 100%

After installing Ubuntu my battery doesn't reach 60 % while it's charging for an hour... I have also asked there was no battery problem my laptop is lenovo z50-70
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Battery not fully charged (it shows 100%)

Ever since I upgraded from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I've been noticing that the battery does not last as much as it used to. The bar indicator shows that it is fully charged but I ran tlp-stat and I got ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 show internal error after battery is drained

I use a 2011 MacBook with Lubuntu 14.04 Whenever I have used up all the battery I get an Ubuntu Internal Error which disappears after rebooting again.. The error does not affect usability but is ...
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Recently installed ubuntu 15.04 replacing windows 7, on thinkpad edge e430. unresolved battery issue?

tlp stat result: tp-smapi = inactive tpacpi = active i have tried (Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 Battery Problem), but this battery works fine on windows with think power manager. let me know if ...
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Issues with upgrade 12.04 to 14.04 (battery drain, freezes…)

I've been using ubuntu 12.04 for over a year without any issues with my laptop (MSI GT70.) It has an integrated intel graphics card and an nvidia GTX 870M. Therefore, I have been using the bumblebee ...
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Preformance profiles? How? 15.04

I'm experiencing a problem when using Linux (Ubuntu gnome 15.04 for now, but it does not matter what distro or DE to use). If i launch several applications my laptop stops charging, and starts to use ...
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Ubuntu Aquaris 4.5 battery sometimes runs down quickly when not in use?

Checking the battery use for the Ubuntu phone Aquaris4.5 it shows an almost flat line when not used (wifi enabled, otherwise all the battery saving settings used) Occasionally (3times in the last ...
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Is there any way to stop charging when the laptop battery hits 90%?

Most answers I found on the Internet was about thinkpad. It seems thinkpad has a useful program to do this. My laptop is Asus, I cannot find such an app for it. Is there any way to stop charging when ...
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fan off + system slowdown in battery mode

If my laptop runs on the battery, its fan is off/silent and the system sometimes slows down till complete freeze. I believe it's somehow related with power management. For comparison, when I run an ...
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Problem in gbome ubuntu suddenly when charging battery

MY problem is solved... but this it (I want to ask about what could have caused it and if it will happen again): I have a new battery in my laptop (acer) that is 2 months old... it was working fine. ...
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Disable “battery dead” notification

For seven years a notebook was being used without plugging out the charger, which obviously killed the battery to death. Now a freshly installed Ubuntu warns me every time I turn on the notebook that ...
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Ethernet port doesn't work when laptop plugged out of AC power

Currently, I have 3 OS installed on my Disk, Windows 7 Ubuntu 15.04 Kali Linux (Recently installed) The problem persists before installation of Kali Linux that, When I've booted into Ubuntu, ...
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Fix internal battery on laptop

My laptop battery has only about 39% of the designed capacity resulting in it lasting for 50 minutes max which is a huge issue considering I need this laptop working for a decent amount of time even ...
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USB and PCI devices taking a LOT of power

So I ran powertop on my laptop and saw that I have a lot of devices that are draining power on full speed the whole time according to the program. As you can see there a lot of things taking 100% ...
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tp_smapi on the Lenevo Thinkpad T440p (or just battery thresholding)

I'm trying to get the tp_smapi module working on my Thinkpad T440p for battery thresholding with tlp. However, when I run sudo tlp-stat -b it returns tp-smapi = inactive (kernel module 'tp_smapi' ...
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Issues after installing Ubuntu 15.04

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my Dell Inspiron N5110 which was already having Windows 7 Ultimate. After installing Ubuntu, I am unable to open Windows. It is showing Windows loader but unable to ...
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Battery suddenly not charging anymore

I have a relatively new ASUS F451MA. I had already updated the BIOS to the latest version before the problem appeared. I have opened up my laptop and tried to reset the battery by taking it out and ...
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Sony Vaio S external sheet battery not used under Ubuntu?

I have a problem with my Sony Vaio S Laptop and my external sheet battery. I do not know whether only the display is not appropriate or if the battery is never actually used, but when the bettery of ...
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battery is not being charged or used

My battery is 89% charged, but as soon as I pull out the power cord from my laptop the laptop electricity supply is killed (and the computer shuts down). Here are my battery stats: So basically, ...
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kubuntu 15.04 lagging problem along with more power consumption

I have installed Kubuntu 15.04 on my dell inspiron 5520 (64 bit) . But when every time I open facebook in Firefox or Chromium after some time my laptop is not responding for 20 to 24 minutes.Also ...
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Battery drains very fast on Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo Z50-70 Laptop with dual boot between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The battery lasts for about 6 hours on Windows but lasts only 2.5 hrs or less on Ubuntu. Since the difference is ...
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Automatically shutdown when switching to battery

I'm recently made my old laptop into a server using Ubuntu Desktop 15.04. But because my laptop has an almost dead battery I want Ubuntu to save all data that it's on (or at least close the running ...
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low battery back up on my dell laptop xps 15 lx501 running on ubuntu14.04

i am getting battery backup of 1:40 on my laptop when the battery is full charged. battery is new so i doubt that there is any problem with that. it was running perfectly fine on windows 7 this ...
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JUPITER installation problems ..

** PLEASE HELP ** i attempted to install the JUPITER app on 3 different occasions an all i keep getting as end result is ..... Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:webupd8team/jupiter'. Please check that the PPA ...
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lshw output: unclaimed and strange lines in memory

I am sorry if this has already been asked, I could not find any solutions. I have some questions about lshw output: 1. What do these lines in *memory section mean? (the same appears in *-bank:1 and ...
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Ubuntu locks laptop at 3% battery

Alright, So I let my laptop's battery drain to 2% battery before pluging it into the charger to recharge but ubuntu acts funny around 3% and only 3%. When it gets that low, it locks my laptop to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Battery charge unable to determine time to complete charge

I recently bought a second replacement battery for my laptop, and the battery charged completely. The laptop dual boots into Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Recently, while working in Ubuntu, the ...
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How to disable bluebooth mouse battery on Power Indicator

I use Ubuntu 14.04v on my HP ENVY 14 (14-k030TX) Power Indicator contains my Bluetooth mouse's battery but it's wrong , and it will an average of the battery level on my Power Indicator, so the ...
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Will installing TLP noticeably change Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a MacBook, and am considering installing TLP to improve battery life/overheating. But I'm curious if it will change brightness settings/Internet or Bluetooth ...
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Battery life for MacBook running Ubuntu

I've noticed running Ubuntu 14.04 on my 2012 Macbook makes for a much shorter battery life on the machine, compared to OS X. I understand OS X is probably optimized for my hardware and this leads to a ...
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What algorithm (and where) is “time remaining” calculated?

I use Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity. In the upper-right Ubuntu shows the time remaining. What part of the code is used to calculate this? If I understand correctly, the hardware is responsible for reporting ...
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ASUS UX305 battery not charging

This problem is known in the sense that it is asked in multiple places online, but there does not seem to be a good solution. I am running 15.04 and am up to date. My ASUS UX305 does not charge on ...
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How to change battery settings like in Windows. (Power saving, balanced, gaming)

Just got Ubuntu a couple of days ago because I wanted to try something new. I'm fond of gaming but I am also recently into programming. Sometimes I have a charger and sometimes I don't. Other than ...
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How to make a bash script execute when the battery on my laptop begins charging/discharging?

I have a conky setup that displays my battery level. The problem is, whenever I plug/unplug my laptop from the charger I need to run the conky-startup script to get it to display properly. I find this ...
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Screen Dimming Anomaly

My Lenovo G780 with Ubuntu 14.04 is fine when the AC charger is plugged in. However, when unplugged, if my mouse does not move for ~12 seconds, the screen dims a bit, but this is not detected by my ...
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Samsung laptop running Ubuntu 15.04 shuts down at 30% battery without warning

My laptop shuts down suddenly at 30% battery when not charging. It does not show any warning. The screen turns black all of a sudden and I can only reboot after I've plugged in and started charging ...
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laptop powers off on its own when under load and battery only (ubuntu 14.04), but works fine on windows

Well, the title says it all. My battery works fine for 1h until it is depleted on windows. But under stress on ubuntu, the machine powers off and doesn't start up again unless I plug it in. The ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 battery percentage

is there please any way to show battery percentage and battery remaining time in the xfce panel without clicking on battery icon in the panel? This feature worked in previous Xubuntu versions (show ...
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Battery indicator on MacbookAir 4,2 incorrect

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed. My computer and it's battery is a tad old (2011) and typically doesn't last longer than an hour. The battery indicator % never seems representative of the actual status ...
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MacBook Pro 11,1 Magsafe connector gets hot

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 11,1 and updated the kernel to version 3.19.8. I have a problem now. If I plug in the Magsafe connector the connector and the surroundings on the macbook ...
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BQ E4.5 r22: setup an alarm from a script run by user phablet or its cron job

I run in my BQ E4.5 Ubuntu phone a cron job which monitors every 5 minute the battery level. I'd like to be able to create an alarm let's say if battery is below 10% to get the users attention of the ...
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Macbook Pro 11,1 strange suspend

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 11,1 and updated the kernel to version 3.19.8. In my opinion everything works fine except Also I have a problem with suspend. Sometimes very strange ...
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Power options interface always shows as running on battery with 14.04

I've just completed a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 and performed a complete update. My battery status indicator in the top menu bar always says that I'm running on the battery, even if it's plugged ...
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Indicator-Power-Message: exiting: service couldn't acquire or lost ownership of busname

Sometimes I see my battery indicator and sometimes I don't. I've attempted every fix in this thread with no results. I might have found the source of the problem, though. When I run ...
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Moto G not charging when connected via usb

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet). When I connect my phone to the computer via the usb cable I cannot get the phone to charge. I could do data transfer and access the internal storage but just ...
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BQ Ubuntu phone: Did you have to calibrate your battery?

I'm happy with the battery life of my phone, I get several days of use between charges. The problem is that the battery indicator is too unreliable. The charge might drop from 50% to 0% overnight ...
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Laptop Charger offline?

I run Ubuntu 14.04.1 Lately my charger has been taking a while to detect that the charger is in. Even when it is in, it goes back and forth from charging to running off battery. When I check the ...
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Since switching zto gnomeubuntu my battery last about 15 minutes!

What could cause my battery to drain in about 15 minutes, under windows 8 I could get about 2 hours Is there anything I can check?