Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
1answer
246 views

Automatically dim brightness if battery is low

In Ubuntu 14.04 there is no option in the energy settings what to do when the battery is low. There is only a setting for action when critical. I would like to automatically dim the brightness on my ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

I didn't see the battery indicator in Lubuntu

I installed the new version of Lubuntu and do not know why the battery indicator doesn't appear. My computer is: Toshiba NB300 With 1GB RAM DDR3 What can I do?
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Ubuntu Battery not charging or not detected

Here is question/answer just to help the community. I just bought a new ASUS N750J . I had some issues installing kubuntu. Problems were the CPU FAN always running at full speed, battery not ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

Battery not detected

As the title say my laptop battery is not detected in maverick. I'm using ubuntu since ever and I've never come across this problem. I have a msi ms-171f vr705 series and everything is working fine ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't detect battery (Toshiba Satellite L755D)

There is no battery detected my laptop. It is a Toshiba Satellite L775D. Any help?
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Execute script on power supply connected

I am looking for a method that will call a script when the power supply is connected, or the battery state becomes "Charging". I will not accept answers involving any type of cron or loops. I know ...
80
votes
14answers
110k views

How to check battery status using terminal?

I would like a command that check the battery status through the terminal
1
vote
2answers
161 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Battery Low Alert for Gnome

Ubuntu 14.10, Gnome desktop never shows an alert when battery is down. It caused my laptop power off due to low battery a couple of times. Wondering if these is any method that I can set a low battery ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

overheating and battery drain MacBook pro

I have just installed ubuntu Gnome 14.04 in a Macbook Pro 13" mid 2012, and I have some problems with my laptop. I have already installed TLP and macfanctld, but my MacBook still have the problem, ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Thinkpad Battery Life

I've got an X1 Carbon, and I've done my best to get battery life up to just under 3 hours. I've had the machine for two years now, but I'd really love to get 6 hours. Has anyone personally gotten a ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

HP battery not charging (works when removed/reinserted)

I've tended to have a problem with my battery on my HP sleekbook 15 on my ubuntu 14.04 installation. After going into hibernation or shutting down, when booted up, the battery is not charging... It ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Losing wireless networks on battery power 14.04

Running Ubuntu 14.04. Using a Dell Inspiron 5520. I assume this has to have been asked somewhere before, but Google has not been showing me any love whilst looking for a solution. If my computer is ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Excessive Draining Of Battery

I have Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller and I've installed Tlp for battery saving but I am seeing no improvement in battery life, also my laptop is heating up more than it ...
0
votes
0answers
85 views

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Battery no longer charging past 70%

thanks for the help. I just installed Ubuntu, and it was working fine yesterday. I just fixed my internet connection speed, but now my battery is stuck at 70% charged. It has a symbol that says its ...
6
votes
2answers
786 views

How can I increase time of working from my battery?

Usually I am not even able to watch film from start to end. I use Acer Aspire 5930 OS is Ubuntu 11.04 I use Classic Ubuntu desktop (AFAIK it really means GNOME2) I know, that: I can decrease ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

No battery icon in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I'm using an Asus K56CB Laptop and I just upgraded from Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 (Gnome shell 3.10.4) however now I don't have a battery icon in the upper right-hand corner. Also the ...
0
votes
1answer
857 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
79 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
10k views

Brand new battery is 100% charged but at 0% capacity

I just bought a brand new battery to replace one that had seemingly died. I followed the instructions that came with the battery and charged it overnight, then ran my computer on battery until it was ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Toshiba Satllite e45t Ubunut 14.04 - Heats up quickly, low battery life compared to windows 8.1

I bought a Toshiba Satellite 45t recently with factory windows 8.1. Did the usual UEFI and secure boot disablement and proceeded with installing Ubuntu 14.04 - dual boot with the Windows. Three days ...
1
vote
1answer
20 views

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? ...
0
votes
2answers
132 views

Power management and overheating

I have a HP envy 14. And dual booting windows 8 and Linux ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that it sometimes gets a little hotter than when booted with windows. Also I see that Linux "eats" the power. ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
90 views

How can I get a notification using Notify-OSD when the charger is inserted/removed?

How can I get an on-screen notification using notify-osd when I plug/unplug the charger?
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Power management issues on my laptop

Yesterday I figured out that my System76 laptop isn't charging at all when it's both plugged in and turned on. IMHO it should charge at least a little so that when I grab it on the way out the door in ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS battery indication wrong when unplugged

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Asus R500V. When I used Windows 7, my battery would last for over 3 hours, but with Ubuntu the battery drains quickly per my battery indicator. Now the ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS drains my Samsung Series 9 900X3C ultrabook's battery extremely fast. Is there anything I can do to fix that?

The title basically says it all. My Samsung Series 9 900X3C ultrabook's battery is in the deep red around barely three hours after disconnecting it from the power - and during most of that time the ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

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) ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

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) | ...
4
votes
2answers
573 views

Is there a way to run the laptop only on AC power without removing the battery?

Is there a way possible to run a laptop only on AC power without having the need to remove the battery i.e. to disable the charging as it is possible in Windows 7.
1
vote
0answers
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
124 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

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. ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

Much lower battery life on Ubuntu and laptop heating up badly

I have the following config laptop: System model: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC Processor: AMD A8-4500 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (Quadcore 1.9Ghz) Memory: 6Gb RAM Graphics:AMD Radeon HD 7640G+7600M ...
3
votes
2answers
305 views

Indicator-power stuck on the first value after logining

After removing the gnome shell the battery indicator stuck on the first value it shows when I log in i.e. if at start it was 100% it is still like that till the battery dies. Can you please help me ...
1
vote
2answers
99 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

How do I stop Ubuntu thinking it's installed on a laptop?

I have recently installed Ubuntu onto my desktop. I had some issues installing drivers for my graphics card and I had to reinstall Ubuntu. However, since the new install I have items in the top menu ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

Improving battery Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Pro

Hey guys so usually I look on here for answers on here but I can't find any other suggestions. I want to switch my os to Ubuntu permanently from Mac but I can't get close to the battery life I was ...
4
votes
2answers
432 views

Laptop battery always discharging

I have a fully up to date Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus X550DP laptop. My problem is that the battery is always discharging. When I plug the AC adapter in, it charges battery up to around 96% and stops ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Pick which of laptop's battery to drain?

I have a a Lenovo T440s with two batteries, an internal one and an external one. Currently, which battery discharges first is not set. I am not sure how the system decides which battery to drain. I ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Conflict in Power Settings rating and Battery reading in menu

I have conflicting battery status readings when viewed in the dropdown user menu vs that shown in the Power Settings dialogue (which is the correct reading of the two). In fact, the status in the ...
1
vote
1answer
489 views

Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize my battery

For the last 3 years I've been using a Samsung notebook. I was using Ubuntu 13.10 until 2 weeks ago. Then I decided to format and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything was working great, until the ...