Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.

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Disable AMD graphic card to save battery

I just bought a dell inspiron 5537 (which already comes with ubuntu 12) and I removed the ubuntu and installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside a windows 8.1. After struggling with the system is running low on ...
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Increase screen idle dim timeout

On Ubuntu 11.10, when on battery, the screen dims after 10 seconds of inactivity. This is annoying because it is too short. Is there anyway to increase this timeout? I know I can disable it, but ...
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Battery Problem In Ubuntu but better in windows

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and in parallel running windows 7 on different partitions. Battery duration was good with windows (almost 4 hrs) but when i switched to Ubuntu it just gives me maximum of 2 ...
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How can I play a custom sound when my battery is low?

I want my computer to play a custom sound file when my battery is low (say 10%). How can I do this? Thanks
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Low battery alarm

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Satellite L750. Low battery visual alerts work perfectly, BUT I'd like those to beep (or other alert sound). Is that possible at all? Thanks
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Lenovo Y510P: Battery wont charge past 60%

On my y510p, I set Lenovos battery software to "Optimize battery health" while I was in Windows 8.1. I forgot to change it before overwriting that partition with Ubuntu, and now my battery in Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Battery Issue : Not Charging

I currently use Both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 laptop, while on windows the battery's charging works fine on ubuntu it some(many)times doesn't charge when plugged ...
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The battery indicator in Unity panel not showing up

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. Well after being completely dazzled with the amount of free content in the Software Centre, I decided to go deeper and start messing with settings. Well after ...
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Laptop consuming battery with lid closed?

I have an Asus X550 laptop, with Xubuntu 14.04.1 installed. I used to close the lid when I stopped working, leaving all my documents open. When I returned and opened the lid, my session was as I had ...
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Qtile/14.04 - Battery monitor widget showing “Error”

I have installed 14.04 on a HP Pavilion laptop, and have set up qtile as my WM. I went to install the widget.Battery() to display my battery stats, but instead it just says "Error". I've installed ...
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display brightness problem with ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell Inspiron 5520 with intel core i7 and AMD Graphics card. It used to work fine with Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.10. Now I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 but i can't change display ...
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No battery indicator in Ubuntu 14.04

My new and recent setup of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Inspiron 7437 (laptop) shows some peculiar behavior in terms of the battery indicator: If the laptop is connected to its power supply, the indicator ...
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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 ...
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Battery meter only appears when laptop gets plugged in [migrated]

The battery meter refuses to show unless I plug the laptop in. If I remove the applet and then re-add it it still won't show. I am using Mint 17 and here is the screen shot of my Power settings and ...
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Disabling Optimus / Graphics cards

I have a Dell XPS 15 L502x. I using Ubuntu 14.04 duel booted with window 7. I looking to get more life out of my battery while in Ubuntu. I have no need for the nvdia card while using Ubuntu since ...
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How to write a script to “listen” to battery status and alert me when it's above 60% or below 40%?

I want to make a tool that alerts when battery is below 40% or above 60% so I can start/stop charging accordingly. I know some tools alert when battery is low, that's not enough. Is there a tool ...
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Do 'Tunables' in 'PowerTop' help on battery life?

I installed PowerTOP 1.97 and i got many Bad in Tunables, I know i can press enter to toggle but does it really change anything? and if it does will it still be changed when i reboot? If i get ...
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How to check battery status using terminal?

I would like a command that check the battery status through the terminal
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How do I change battery charge back to 100% when it only charges to 80%

I have recently uninstalled Windows 8.1 from my Toshiba Laptop, but left the "Battery life cycle" in Toshiba Eco utility turned on, which limits my battery charge to 80%. I do not have Windows ...
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Plugged in, battery not charging, not running down

This morning, after being plugged in all night, my Asus N550J, Xubuntu Saucy, showed 28% battery. When it is plugged in, it shows the Charging icon, yet the percent charge never goes up. When it is ...
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How to change critically low battery value?

I would like my laptop to hibernate itself when the battery level is 10% to be sure it has enough power to complete the operation properly. Actually if I don't pay attention my laptop informs me it ...
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Battery notification on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to get Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS to notify me about battery when it hits 50%. How can I do that?
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battery icon / power indicator not shown in menu bar after upgrade to 12.04

Since the upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 the battery icon / power indicator is not shown any more in the menu bar. I went to 'system settings'-->'power' and tried to set 'show battery status in menu ...
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Battery charge indicator malfunctioning on Acer netbook (14.04 LTS, 32-bit)

My nephew has an Acer Aspire One series netbook, model ZG5. So it's old hardware. I replaced Windows XP with 32-bit 14.04 LTS and it runs quite admirably. The one bug we've found, though, is that ...
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Battery critically low false alert in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

since I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my notebook Lenovo ideapad y570, the operating system inform me sometimes that a battery has critically low status when in fact is pretty charged (even 90%), and ...
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What is your TLP configuration? [duplicate]

I'm searching for a way to extend my battery life. And I found TLP. I'm still not really sure is this TLP works. Can anyone tell how can I know if this TLP works in my laptop? If you do custom your ...
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Battery status frozen

Mates, I have a Gateway NE522 laptop. The thing is that one day, I unplugged it before it was fully charged. Since then, Ubuntu doesn't refresh it's battery status. While Windows does. First I ...
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How to reduce the fan noise and how to increase battery life?

I have a brand new Sony Vaio S series laptop.(VPCSA2DGX) It came factory installed with Windows 7 professional Edition 64bit. Runs Intel core i5, 500 GB HDD , 4GB Ram. First I installed ubuntu 11.10 ...
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Ubuntu sleeps and wakes repeatedly on critically low battery state

When the battery is critically low it just suspends itself and wakes again automatically repeatedly in a loop. And i need to be like very very fast to click the shutdown button to turn down the ...
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Battery discharges while computer is off

I bought a hp 15-r003np 2 weeks ago and installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS with dual boot (to windows 8). When i shutdown ubuntu, in the next day battery has 85% of charge, despite the computer shutdown. If i ...
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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 ...
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Excessive Power Consumption by ethernet socket

Recently I have been having problems with power consumption in Ubuntu, I am not exactly sure when this started but roughly about two weeks ago. Idle my laptop used about 9-10W of power, or at least it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty) Dell Latitude E4200 - battery drain

I have a question about battery draining in Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty), 64% from 100% in 30 minutes. Also fan is working all the time.
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The 'resume after suspend' problem

I recently moved back to Ubuntu. And it has seriously improved. Everything is so smooth and fast. Except, I have this issue, like so many others, I cant wake up after suspend while on battery. With ...
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Battery & Fan Issue

System ASUS N56VJ Ubuntu 14.04 - 3.13.0-32-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Issue: Sometimes when I start up my laptop, the fan turns on at full ...
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xfce4-power-manager not updating; ACPI finding an unknown battery but working fine?

I recently upgraded my Asus S56CA Ultrabook and unfortunately my battery indicator in xfce4 stopped working. However, the battery indicator in the system tray is not updating at all. If I start the ...
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Why using Ubuntu get empty laptop's battery?

I used to use windows but I've moved to Ubuntu recently. When i work on Ubuntu, then suddenly the battery get empty. when i used Windows everything worked as well, but it seems Ubuntu isn't ...
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How to find out what's wrong with my battery?

native-path: BAT0 vendor: ASUSTEK model: M50--24 power supply: yes updated: Vi 08 aug 2014 21:42:17 +0300 (30 seconds ago) has history: ...
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How to restore battery status indicator in landscape mode?

On an Ubuntu 12.04 system, I rotated my beagle board screen display to landscape mode and now the battery status indicator applet is disappeared. Is there any simple applet program to display the ...
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Laptop Battery Draining Too Fast. Laptop is too hot

I have HP ProBook 4540s with CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M and GPU AMD Radeon HD 7650M and Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000. (Intel® Ivybridge Mobile also.) OK, the problem is that the laptop is getting ...
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How can I set a different screen timeout time when on battery than if I am plugged in?

Currently, Ubuntu 14.04 only provides a single option: "Turn screen off when inactive for: x minutes" that applies regardless of whether my laptop is plugged in or not. I want to change this setting ...
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Fujitsu H270 under Ubuntu 14.04 shutdown by 1 Hour remaining battery

my Fujitsu H270 shuts down alway with a 1:00 hours remaining battery power. Gnome settings is set to percent, Percent low is set to 30% I've tried everything I've fouund in askubuntu and other ...
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Ubuntu and windows dual-booted no battery warning on windows

Sorry if this may be of topic. I got windows 8.1 and Ubuntu dual-booted on my ASUS x550ca. Whenever I'm booted in to Windows while I am on battery power there is no low battery warning warning. It was ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: How to disable Nvidia graphics (nouveau)?

I have a MSI GS70 laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 installed. Unfortunately, my laptop has an NVidia graphics card, the only effect of which for me is constant fan noise, hot temperature of the laptop and ...
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I installed ubuntu 14.04 along side windows 7 and now the hibernation setting in windows won't work

I recently install ubuntu 14.04 along side windows 7 and enable the hibernation setting which works perfectly. However when I choose windows as my operating system and hibernate my computer and resume ...
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Power levels not working

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 on an HP Elitebook 2540p. The battery level doesn't seem to work amazingly, and will gradually decrease down to around 30%, and then will suddenly drop to around 1%, and ask ...
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Laptop Battery Not Detected [Shuts Down When Disconnected From Charger]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop and was able to get everything working, but my battery suddenly stopped working. I thought it just wasn't charged, but even after charging it ...
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Batttery icon is missing in Uninty Ubuntu 14.04

Could somebody help me with this issue. The battery icon dissapears from the panel. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with unity. How can I rapair it? Thanks!!!
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How to make the system detect correctly charge status?

Yesterday, after correctly performed the installation of (UEFI) ubuntu 14:04 LTS 64-bit in dual-boot with Windows 8.1 64-bit on my laptop asus A551LN I had a serious problem: the operating system did ...
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There's no battery indicator in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I have a really annoying problem with battery indicator on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS. If the laptop is connected to its power supply, the indicator works fine and shows the progress of charging and also ...