Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.

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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?
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Cannot detect power supply plug/unplug on Ubuntu 14.04.2

After plug/unplug power supply nothing happened, means battery icon does not have any reflect or when unplug power supply use battery until become completely empty without hibernate or even shut down. ...
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How to use refresh command with freedesktop services?

I want to use the refresh command on this here But i do not know how to do it, please help.
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Missing battery/power indiciator

I'm on a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04, and the battery indicator seems to not be present. It doesn't appear on the login/lock screen either. I found this answer from back in 2011, however none of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 7

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS dual booted with Windows 7 , when i am with windows 7, computer performs normally, but when i switched to Ubuntu it roaring like anything , also heats up quicklyand battery ...
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Damaged and locked dependencies

First of all I point out I'm not expert so sorry if I don't understand something or I write some silly stuff. I downloaded the TLP for power saving while using my laptop with the battery, even though ...
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How to save battery life in Dell Vostro 3446 (Ubuntu 15.04)

I have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 on my Vostro 3446. I noticed that when I'm on Windows 7 I get easily 4-5 hours of battery life but when I'm on Ubuntu, it barely lasts 1.5-2 hours. I cam across ...
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Battery indicator disappears on connecting the power

I removed Unity and installed Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04. Now the battery indicator disappears on connecting power. The indicator-power-service appears to be there but it isn't working. On running it from ...
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How do I turn off battery charging in Ubuntu?

I mainly work on AC power. Therefore Windows has the below utility to improve battery life for my scenario by disabling battery charging: How do I achieve this in Ubuntu? Thanks in advance!
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How can I get a visual indication if I muted audio and the battery power is running out?

Is it possible to show a flickering or something else to indicate the shut-down process is nearby instead to get my attention with beeps? Ubuntu Gnome here.
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How can I monitor battery temperature?

Is there an app or a widget for Ubuntu 14.04 that would allow me to keep track of my laptop battery temperature? So far I've found this thread but the question was never answered. It's an Inspiron ...
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Battery suddenly drops to 0%

My battery started dropping down from around 35% to 0% suddenly . This started happening as soon as I installed ubuntu 12.04 ..I am using a lenovo Z510 laptop with windows 8.1 as default OS..Any ideas ...
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Surface Pro 3 Battery

I installed 15.04, everything is running smoothly. One issue, however, is that I have no battery notifier on either gnome nor unity. Q: How could I begin to trouble shoot this, if there is no fix, ...
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Laptop with Ubuntu Mate 15.04 screen dimming after 10 seconds

I watch movies on Youtube, Popcorn or XBMC and after 10 seconds when I have my laptop disconnected from power the screen dims. I know that there is an option in dconf-editor for longer timeout but ...
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Battery will not charge past 59%. I have no access to Windows or lenovo softwares anymore [duplicate]

I have an Ideapad Touch u430 that came with AOE licence. As it was recommanded, I used the Energy Manager to enable the Economy mode (I don't remember the exact name) that makes your battery stop ...
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CPU frequency limit to 2000 on battery

I want set frequency to 2100 in battery mode but it have limit to 2000. I ran tlp ac and change CPU frequency with indicator-cpufreq to 2100 (and also check Performance) then check frequency with ...
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Why Ubuntu 15.04 with kernel 3.19.0-15 is using significantly more power?

I've recently upgraded to 15.04 and immediately noticed significantly faster battery depletion and warmer case. My MacBook Air 6,2 would easily hold 10-12 hours on battery power with Ubuntu 14.10 and ...
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Reduced battery life with ubuntu 15.04

I'm using a Lenovo Z-5070 Ci7. I had a battery life of nearly 4 hours when I was using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After updating to Vived Vervet (15.04) my battery life is reduced to nearly 2 to 2.5 hours. ...
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Battery detected, working but not charging

My Dell laptop runs Ubuntu 14.04 LTS . It's saying that it's charging but it's stuck on 10% . I tried different chargers but it doesn't work . Help? I have this problem since I started using Ubuntu. ...
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How To Get Rid of This? Ubuntu is Definitely Consuming More Power Than Windows! [duplicate]

System details: Intel Core i5 2.50GH, Nvidia, 2GB RAM, 32bit O/S for both Linux and Windows. Well I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for nearly 1 week. I have noticed whenever my laptop runs on ...
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Need battery applet for Awesome WM and Ubuntu 14.04

Today I made a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04. I was using Ubuntu 10.04 previously. So far I have restored everything except for I cannot find an applet for Awesome WM that shows the battery ...
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Ubuntu sleeps when power cable is removed

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook 5,2. It works fairly well except that when the power cable is unplugged the desktop logs out, prompting the password menu and in less than a second the ...
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In battery mode disable apm hard drive sleeping?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to disable advanced power management level up to 255 when my laptop is in battery mode. At this moment amp change it to level 1 and it's very hard to deal with. ...
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How to measure battery life on Ubuntu 14.10

So, I am rather happy with my battery life. I just want to know how I can measure how much time I actually get out of it. All the posts about battery life and Linux/Ubuntu/etc seem to be about ...
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Battery drains fast when it is suspended

I installed Ubuntu MATE 14.04 around a weak ago, and have had some problems. When I suspend the computer, it still drains battery faster than I think is correct. The battery is supposed to last ...
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Is used content of memory saved to disk during suspension?

When suspending 14.04 on a laptop, is the used part of the main memory saved to the disk? I.e. is suspension save-to-ram or save-to-disk? If yes, saved to the swap partition or other partition? ...
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Laptop shuts down as soon as the battery is reached 65%

I have Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 8.1. Windows is working perfectly fine but in Ubuntu, Laptop battery discharges slowly than the rate at which it used to discharge previously, and my PC ...
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Ubuntu MATE 14.04 and suspend error

I just installed Ubuntu MATE 14.04 on my computer 6 days ago, but have experienced that when I put it in suspend, it still empties the battery in a short time (the battery was half full, 4 hours, and ...
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Laptop heats up faster and much more

I've installed Ubuntu (14.0.4 LTS) recently and my laptop is heating up more than ever... I am not even getting more time on battery. My PC is a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 (3rd gen, ci5 , 4gb, 128gb ssd) ...
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How to monitor battery condition and pop-up notification?

Essentially, I would like this comment into a working answer. I know how to extract the battery percentage from How to check battery status using terminal?: upower -i $(upower -e | grep BAT) | ...
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Ubuntu upgrade with XFCE makes mouse battery die very fast

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu. I have always disliked Unity because it's so slow so I decided to move to XFCE. The problem is, ever since I did this (1 month ago), I've gone through 3 Energizer ...
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System76 laptops battery life [closed]

I have been impressed by the System76 laptops as they are designed for and ship with Ubuntu. I strongly feel the most important feature of a portable computer is that it is actually portable, i.e. ...
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Acer Aspire power management

I'm working to fix my Acer Aspire One netbook so that power management is working. Currently, it goes to "suspend" when either the lid is closed or it is idle. However, it must still be using ...
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How to use UPS with Ubuntu 14.04

Hello I have a UPS but can not see what procedure the battery and how to remain percent spending. Here I attach some photos looks like the battery of Ubuntu 14.04 The battery once it exists, and ...
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14.10: Battery indicator stuck on 64%

Yesterday I saw that when I plugged my laptop the battery indicator still showed me that I was on battery life instead of direct power. The percentage was 65% and after a few hours on power the ...
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Why is my battery indicator stuck?

My battery indicator is stuck on the value it had on the last log in. I also do not get low battery messages any more. I am on ubuntu 15.05...
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Battery discharges while AC is plugged in

I have a problem with my VN7-571G-56N0. My battery is discharging while the AC is plugged in. If i plug in the power cord, after i used the notebook with battery only, it charges it, but when i ...
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Display battery percentage for mouse and keyboard

I've recently bought myself a new Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard set. To get these working in Ubuntu 14.04, I first paired them (unifying USB) using Winblows then I installed Solaar. The issue ...
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Battery indicator ALWAYS says Using Battery Power - even when plugged in - ASUS laptop

I have an ASUS N550JK laptop (BIOS version 204) running Ubuntu 14.04 (3.13.0-43-generic kernel). My issue is that the battery indicator ALWAYS shows that it's using battery power - even when plugged ...