Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.

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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?
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Muxless hybrid graphic card and power-saving [duplicate]

I have a laptop with hybrid Intel/AMD graphics. As far as I know, the configuration is muxless. This causes not-detection of discrete graphic card. And now my problem: I don/t know how to turn the ...
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Computer Battery not Charging

I recently converted my brand new Acer Aspire M to Ubuntu 13.4 and I have the same problem (Bran New computer and was working fine with Windows 8). The battery icon is always in Red saying I have ...
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In ubuntu, how to find whether CMOS battery is working or not? [closed]

I want to programatically determine whether CMOS battery is working or not. In my C++ program on linux I want to connect to internet and update system time if CMOS battery is not present or not ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Battery Indicator Issue

I have an HP pavilion g6 laptop with Ubuntu 13.04 installed. Recently I installed jupitor for ubuntu 13.04 and uninstalled in due to some issues. I don't know whether it is the reason but now my ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 can not detect laptop battery [duplicate]

I do not have battery indicator. I've upgraded to the latest linux kernal 3.9.4-030904-generic. Please help me, I need the Battery indicator to know when I need to charge my laptop. I do not have ...
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ACPI on Asus NV56V Ubuntu 13.04

i'm rather new to ubuntu and just made a fresh install of ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8 on my new asus N56V, however i couldn't make it shut down, reboot or logout properly which i taught was odd, ...
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Heat and Battery Problem Compaq CQ42

I'm using compaq cQ-42. 2GB RAM, 500GB HD, os- ubuntu 12.04LTS. I'm facing the problems that whenever I start charging my battery then it's not totally full and white light flash and say full charged. ...
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how to install AMD Catalyst or AMD Graphic Drivers and other drivers in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I recently purchased an HP laptop (Intel-AMD Hybrid). I successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 on it. But my battery is draining quite quickly. It hardly works for 30-50 minutes. I guess it might be due ...
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Indicator Power Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

In my laptop (OS Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) the power indicator shows two batteries: one is the laptop battery and the other is the bluetooth mouse battery. However, both of them are consider as "laptop ...
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Heating fan and weaker battery in Lubuntu 13.04

Since I switched from Ubuntu to Lubuntu (both 13.04) I spotted some differences: Battery life is about 30% shorter. At first I thought that the indicator shows wrong values, so I decided not to ...
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how to fix hp probook 4520s supend or hibertate action when battery level is critically low

my probook 4520s laptop does not do any action on critically battery low . from all setting > power menu I'm just able to set power off for it and nothing else I want to set it to suspend or hibernate ...
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Should I install these missing keys?

No key "sleep-inactive-ac" schema "org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power" as specified in the file overwrite "/ usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/yanshui-config.gschema.override" , ignoring overwritten for ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 is operating too slow while plugged in for charging

Hardware: • 8GB RAM • 1TB hard disk • AMD A8 Quad Core processor My problem is: As soon as I plug in my computer for charging, my system performance gets extremely slow. Please help me out.
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How to check battery status with the Ubuntu SDK?

I am developing an app and I need to monitor the battery status, with the SDK how do I obtain the devices (phone) battery status? can this be done with javascript?
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Xubuntu, no battery detected

Recently I installed Xubuntu on my old Latitude D620. I'm having a problem where there's no battery indicator in the taskbar and there's no option to turn it on. Heck, xubuntu can't even find the ...
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I have a microsoft wireless mouse. Can I somehow see the battery status?

Is there a software that can do that? I searched through the internet and couldn't find a thing.
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Laptop battery not detected after upgrading to 12.04

I've an old MSI Wind Notebook(U100x,Atom processor) that I had and upgraded to 12. Some of the devices were a pain to install (camera, WiFI, English language keyboard, some stuff to run peripherals) ...
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Battery icon is not displayed on the gnome shell 3 desktop. Running Ubuntu 13.04

This is what I get when I run "gnome-power-statistics" (gnome-power-statistics:3305): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets-borders.css:19:18: not a number (gnome-power-statistics:3305): ...
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how do I extend battery from lacking? [duplicate]

I wanna ask you guys about extending battery. I run precise, My laptop can't work more than 1 hour, after it's fully charged. The notification after I unplug the charger only shows 0:45. How can I ...
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What is the battery life of Lenovo t431s with Ubuntu?

I realize that some of you may own a Lenovo t431s laptop. Could you please share, what is a realistic battery life that I could expect from it with web/WiFi/coding usage? I couldn't find any Linux ...
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ACPI and Macbook Pro 5,3 Ubuntu 13.04

Found out that I can't use ACPI on my Macbook Pro 5,3 (2009) with Ubuntu 13.04. I tested it with the 3.6.x and 3.8.x kernels, and with nVidia drivers 310 ("tested" driver in "Additional driver") and ...
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Can't log out after suspend

If I haven't suspended my computer, I can log out normally. If I have suspended it (and then awake it and I put my password), if I choose to log out, I just get the prompt that says "*checking battery ...
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Secondary battery not found?

I've got a Asus TX300 running Ubuntu 13.04. This is a laptop tablet hybrid which has secondary battery in the dock. This battery is not detected by Ubuntu as far as I can see. Ran this while docked: ...
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Battery Drain, can't adjust brightness, overheating

I have a HP pavillion DV7 Specs: Intel Core i7 @ 2.23 GHz (2nd. gen) 2 hard drives (500GB HDD, 160GB SSD) ATI Radeon HD XT 7 My PC is constantly overheating and my battery is drained in less than ...
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Short battery life dell 15 3521 in preinstalled ubuntu [duplicate]

I have recently bought this laptop with preinstalled ubuntu 12.04(64bit). Surprisingly it runs less than two hours in battery mode. But it runs around 4-4.30 hrs in windows7. I had noticed that all ...
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How can I improve the battery life under 12.04 on my Inspiron 14z? [duplicate]

How do I improve the battery life of my Inspiron 14z under Ubuntu 12.04? This laptop gets 4-5 hours of battery life using Windows (e.g. here). I've removed Windows, installed Ubuntu 12.04 and the ...
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Battery indicator not showing up on Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

So I have tried many different solutions and researched everywhere on what could fix this issue. The battery is set to be appearing in the power settings and dconf settings. This has been leading to ...
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Battery reduced by 50%> How to make my battery last longer than windows 7 for HP pavilion g7? [duplicate]

I have a HP Pavilion g7-1204sa 17.3 inch Laptop PC AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M Processor, RAM 6GB. I am attempting to make my laptop to last longer on Lubuntu or Ubuntu OS than windows 7. It currently ...
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How to optimize power consumption for Ivy Bridge? [duplicate]

I'm new in Ubuntu 13.04 and wondering what I should do to get the lowest power consumption settings for an Ivy Bridge CPU. Are there any changes to make in the terminal or something?
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How to configure acpi for battery?

I am using: acpitool -B to print out information about my battery. It returns: Battery status : <not available> When I do ls in /proc/acpi/battery, there are no files. A few other ...
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No battery indications!

I have recently installed Unbutu 13.04 on to a Toshiba Satellite. However I have no indications of the battery level in the top menu or anywhere. I have reinstalled the battery indicator through the ...
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Is it possible to stop laptop's battery from charging?

I use Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop. In win7 I was installing Dell Battery software that it was showing battery status and providing a tool for stopping it from charging(when it's connected to AC power) ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Lenovo Ideapad S405

I installed Ubuntu on an S405 ideapad after disabling UEFI boot and enabling legacy support. The most important problem is that while i get about 3-4 hours battery backup on windows, Ubuntu tells me ...
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Dell XPS 15z (L511z) - Ubuntu 13.04 - Short Battery Life… Any help, ideas, or mods?

I presently have a Dell XPS 15z (L511z) (+ 240GB SanDisk Extreme SSD Upgrade). I also have Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 installed. My BIOS is at the latest version. I have the following power-related packages ...
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How can I improve battery life on my laptop? [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Pro 6,2. It uses Nvidia Optimus technology and would not work with Bumblebee as the i915 driver would fail. I had to uninstall Bumblebee, install nvidia-current, and blacklist nouveau ...
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Auto Boot after Power Failure - Laptop

I'm using a laptop with lubunut on it for a project I'm working on in a remote location. I chose a laptop because of the batter already attached and the frequent power outages. Most power outages are ...