Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.

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Short life battery

I have a Lenovo Y480 and, after install Ubuntu 12.04, the life of battery is too short, I mean, when I use the other OS, it could be have a life for almost 6 hours, and when I use Ubuntu, it have a ...
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How do I determine if my laptop battery driver is bad, or if I have a bad battery? [duplicate]

Battery will not charge at all. Read somwhere that it could be the battery driver, but I don't know how to assess that. Any help appreciated.
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How can I optimize Ubuntu for minimal energy usage?

How can I optimize Ubuntu for minimal energy usage? I use my laptop for development, but also for writing. I have a 9 hour flight coming up and a 6 hour battery life when already using limited ...
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ASUS N56VZ not charging on 13.10

I'm new to running Ubuntu (or Linux for that matter) as a desktop OS, I do however have experience on the server side of Linux. I've installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my ASUS N56VZ-S4215H. It was no where ...
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XFCE battery indicator

I'm searching for a battery indicator applet for XFCE4, does anyone know one? I already tried xfce4-battery-plugin but the battery icon is horrible. I was looking for something like the gnome2 ...
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indicator-datetime stops the disk from spinning down

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on a laptop, and have laptop-mode-tools installed. I've noticed that, while running on battery, the laptop's hard disk is not spinning down successfully. About every five ...
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Samsung series 9 battery time indicator keeps changing and keyboard light not working

I have a Samsung series 9 laptop currently with ubuntu 13.04 on it. Unfortunately there are some issues i am having with it and was wanting to see if anyone had an answer as to a fix. -First, my ...
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Problem with ATI Catalyst Drivers in Ubuntu 13.10

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 (dual boot). My Laptop is Dell Inspiron 15, with AMD Radeon HD 7670 Video Card. Without fglrx my expected battery life is reduced to 1:30 hrs ...
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Battery failing on Acer Aspire One 722 when starting

I have been running Ubuntu 13.04 on my Acer about month ago, it has worked perfectly, but some days ago the battery hasnt allowed the computer to start. It starts normally with the computer connected ...
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Slow Boot and Battery Problem in ubuntu 13.04

I'm a new ubuntu user and loved using it. But I'm now facing a problem using it. i.e., Battery Draining very quickly. ( Mine is Dell inspiron 15 - 4GB RAM - 500 HDD - AMD RADEON HD 7670 graphics. - ...
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Ubuntu Brightness Not Working

I am using 12.04 in my dell inspiron 3521.It has got AMD radeon 7600 and intel graphics.Brightness control was working perfectly. After wiping the pre installed 12.04,I installed new 12.04 ...
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problem with heat of i3 processor and battery life on ubuntu 13.04

I got problem with i3 processor on 13.04 ubuntu version . I read somewhere that linux(ububntu) can overclock the processor to higher values. I dunno if is this true but i guess it is . On Windows the ...
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How to check the battery temperature of laptop? How do I know the normal temperature of it?

How to check battery temperature? How do I know the normal temperature of it? My OS is Ubuntu. My laptop is Lenovo G470. Thanks in advance!
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Does TLP dynamically change according to power source?

I know that TLP automatically starts when the system boots up, but I wonder if it dynamically changes according power source. For example, when I manually type sudo tlp start when I'm running my ...
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poor battery on hp probook 4540s on ubuntu ! help pls [duplicate]

hi i just bought a new hp probook 4540s , I have ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7 on 64 bit installed . the batery on windows last abaout 4h30m and in ubuntu only 1h20m this is not normal ! can enybody help ...
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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? [closed]

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 [closed]

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, ...