Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.

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Notebook does not power off when battery is critically low

After discharging the battery completely, my notebook suspends instead of shutting down. That happens regardless of using intel graphics or NVIDIA graphics mode on ubuntu 15.04. Can this issue be ...
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Toshiba laptop not booting directly to Ubuntu

After I reinstalled my hard drive, after I encountered a problem with it, which was caused by my laptop's battery running all the way down (Toshiba Satellite - has this been known to happen before?), ...
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PC is shutting down although the battery is charged 50% of above

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 the problem is when I am using pc with plug in for charging or without charging from starting time it working normally.But when I plug out the pc from charger when the pc is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't fully charge battery with windows 8.1 dual boot

I have a Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100 dual boot windows 8.1 with ubuntu 14.04. There was no problem with installation. Normally the battery will charge to 70%. Sometimes it will charge to roughly 80% ...
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Notebook power and Ubuntu 14.04

I am install Ubuntu 14.04 to my notebook, and I have some strange behavior, when I disconect from energy network when battery charge less than 60% notebook switch off. I want to prevent that. I trying ...
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Disable low battery notifications/warning on 15.04

I would like to disable the low battery warnings on Ubuntu 15.04. My laptop seems to have a faulty charge port or has trouble detecting the true charge of any battery I put in it, even brand new ...
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Battery charge limit and critical battery action

Ubuntu 14.04 lenovo z50-70 here. Here's my situation. I am using my laptop with the power cord plugged in at all times because i essentially use it as a desktop. Never leave the house with it and ...
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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 weird....
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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 week)...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 /usr/lib/x86_64-...
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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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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 ...