Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.

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XFCE battery indicator

I'm searching for a battery indicator applet for XFCE4, does anyone know one? I already tried xfce4-battery-plugin but the battery icon is horrible. I was looking for something like the gnome2 ...
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How to set discharging preference of batteries in Lenovo Thinkpad R400 in Ubuntu?

I have Lenovo Thinkpad R400. I have standard battery and second battery in Ultrabay slot. I want to set preference so standard battery discharges first and then starts discharging the second ultrabay ...
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Battery Icon does not work properly for dual batteries

I have two batteries for my laptop, one is the built-in battery and the other comes from keyboard (X1 Helix if you want to know how that works). The way it works is: laptop draws power from ...
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No battery status icon on Lenovo B570e

I am using Lenovo B570e with Ubuntu 13.10 and my desktop won't display the battery status icon. I have already tried to add the icon in the system settings, but that has not worked.
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Laptop freezes on battery Dell Inspiron 3521 - Ubutnu 13.10 Gnome shell 3.10

I am running Ubuntu 13.10, Gnome shell - 3.10 on Dell Inspiron 3521 (bought hardly one year ago). Initially it worked fine. But now laptop is suddenly freezing. Nothing works then, no mouse, no ...
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battery discharges in a strange way on Lenovo Ideapad Z500

I've a Lenovo ideapad Z500 laptop with Windows only energy management software (my battery stop charging at 60% for long lasting life). Setting the threshold from Windows, it remains also with Ubuntu ...
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Battery consume

i know this is a frequently asked question. After trying win 8.1 and latest opensuse i feel ubuntu 13.10 to consume much power. Lenovo B590 notebook with 1TB 5200rpm hdd, 8 gigs of ram, i5 2.5GHz ...
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Should Ubuntu's battery icon warn me that my battery is on its way out?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 on an older Toshiba Satellite and for a while now, the battery has done nothing but drain. I knew when I got the laptop that the battery would need to be replaced within short ...
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Battery status and other

I have reinstalled my Ubuntu from 12.04 to Salamander. And now I have strange battery status. http://ubuntuone.com/1LEB7R6JK20sC2buJQ4zhc Look, it is accepted and confirmed. But status is wrong ...
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Which icon does indicator-power use when fully charged?

This is a minor annoyance. Using Xubuntu 14.04. I installed the latest Faenza icon set. Unfortunately, it's missing the icon for when the battery is fully charged (adapter is connected). It looks ...
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How to calibrate the laptop battery on 12.04

Since a couple of days or so my laptop (asus n76vm) does a hard shut-down when the battery indicates 20% life left. It just cuts off the power, no shut-down screen or anything, making the hard drive ...
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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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Can I set the power indicator to show battery percentage instead of time remaining?

It's great that the indicator applet tells me I have 2 hours and 12 minutes of battery left, or that it will be charged in 1 hour 8 minutes, but I might well change my pattern of usage during that ...
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Ubuntu needs mouse hit to shutdown

My devices can't shutdown "automaticly". I have two machines with the same troubles: 1)On notebook: Notebook can't shutdown automaticly, when the battery capacity is extremely low. I applied ...
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Linked problem with a Windows program which I need to run one time

When I have used Windows 8 I have set to keep battery life with Lenovo Power Management. It have charged battery to 60% and keep it so. One time I have started my laptop without battery and this ...
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Dell Inspiron N4110 battery indicator flashing orange

So this does not happen while I'm on Windows. When my battery is fully charged and I leave the power cord on, after awhile the battery gets really hot and the battery indicator on the front of my ...
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Is there a Dell Longevity option in Ubuntu?

Dell XPS has the following option in Windows 8: I assume it's a hardware switch that is set somehow, so does it stick when rebooting to Ubuntu? Is there a way to check or switch this option from ...
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Terrible Battery Life

I have an Acer Aspire One AO722 netbook that was getting ~7-8+ hours of battery life when using Windows 7 Home Premium. I figured, heck if I put Ubuntu and an SSD on this thing, I'd be able beat ...
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Ticking sound from HD

I am using Ubuntu since last three months, after switching to Ubuntun13.10 I installed TLP for improvement of battery life. But then I remove TLP because there is a ticking sound from my Hard Disk, ...
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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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How to check battery status using terminal?

I would like a command that check the battery status through the terminal "acpi" does not work for 11.10.
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recognizing a battery on a Acer Aspire One ZG5

We have recently obtained an Acer Aspire One from a cousin, and erased its Windows XP to install Ubuntu 13.10. The battery is not recognized, however. It looks like this problem has been encountered ...
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Poor battery life: cron jobs running even in suspend

I was trying to figure out why my battery was dying out really fast even when in suspend mode. I noticed that my cron jobs run even when my laptop is suspended. I do not want this behavior. Cron ...
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Laptop battery capacity reduced to 85%

I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 and have Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I noticed that my battery capacity reduced to 85.2%. Is there a solution for this? Thanks, Leo.
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How can I limit battery charging to 80% capacity?

I just learned that some Lenovo laptops include a utility that offers to limit battery charging capacity to within 0–80% in order to slow the attenuation of the battery lifespan: How can I do this ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch battery not charging, tlp installed with no acpi_call module

I have recently purchased a Lenovo ideapad U430 Touch. I have successfully installed Lubuntu 13.10 with Kernel 3.11.0-18-generic. Everything has been relatively painless. I've installed tlp for ...
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Lenovo Battery threshold on Z570 still not working; even with tlp

I tried following the tlp stuff in this manual, but still when I watch the battery status, it still gets charged even after the Stop Threshold is set at 60% and the battery is at 99% Does it even ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy false low battery warning

When I unplug my charger from the computer, about 80% of the time, I get a low battery warning saying my computer is about to suspend (when I'm fully charged with a brand new battery. Clearly the easy ...
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Battery led blinking red on Asus N550JV with Ubuntu 12.04

Model: Asus N550JV OS: I have a dual boot Win8 and Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. UEFI boot Problem: The battery is not recharging anymore. It means the computer works as usual but once I plugged off the ...
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battery (not present) - but it is

I am having a Acer Aspire 4820T. I just installed Ubuntu 12.04. All is good but the battery shows as not present even though it is. And I don't have the power cable attached. Have tried the commands ...
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Battery Life In Ubuntu 13.10

I have an acer aspire 5742g. My battery life is not good at all. I bought a new battery(not original) and my battery life is about 1h and 40 minutes. With the last battery I had(the original one) my ...
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How to have different screen dimming profiles for AC & battery (13.10)

This has been asked before but not yet answered: I'm looking for a way to have a different timeout for screenlock & dimming depending on whether I am on AC or battery power. Currently the only ...
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My Laptop Not Charging And Brightness Keys Not Working After Installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS

I have Lenovo(G-505s) Laptop with per-installed windows 8. Recently I'm installed Ubuntu 12.04 through CD. But after installing my laptop battery not charging and my brightness keys not working in ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 on Asus N550J : battery detected and charged, but laptop won't work without charger plugged

I recently installed Lubuntu (1st time user) on my Asus N550J laptop. I'm having a problem with the battery or the charger, I don't know for now; the battery is there and I presume it is detected : ...
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Hibernate dialog apears but doesn't hibernate?

Followed this Question and now whenever I press the button hibernate it just take me to the login screen. For critical battery I wanted it to hibernate on specific battery % and for that I followed ...
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Laptop won't boot without power cable connected

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5750 that used to run Windows 7 but is now dual-booted with Ubuntu 12.04 (now my predominant OS). Recently an annoying bug developed in that my laptop won't boot without ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 restarts immediatly after suspension

I have a HP430 G1 and it is running on Ubuntu 12.04. Whenever I try to suspend the computer, close my lid (it's supposed to suspend when I close it) the hard drive and the fans goes silent. After less ...
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Asking Support for 13.04, upgradation of 13.04 [duplicate]

Sir/Madam I am using Ubuntu 13.04. Some says that 13.04 has no longer supporting. In this i have lot of data in my system. More over that am using Dual OS. So please solve my problem that is how to ...
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Tips to extend battery life for laptops and notebooks

This question is present as a matter of historical interest. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on Ask ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, asus f550c : it do not go in power save mode

If I remove the charger from my laptop asus f550c, it do not go in power save mode, as I can see from the applet CPU frequency scaling indicator Indeed, usually if I suspend the laptop, it has very ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: Improving Power Consumption (Thinkpad T530)

EDIT: After reading @jandry's reply, I decided to give another distro with a different window manager a try to see if it is really Unity's fault. I installed UbuntuGnome, and to my utmost surprise the ...
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Fan is constantly on when plugged, but goes silent when only on battery

Problem Fan is constantly on when a laptop is plugged and not charging. Not noisy, but definitely audible. However, it occasionally stays silent (spinning slower or not spinning at all) when laptop ...
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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 ...
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My battery is lasting only for 1 hour on Ubuntu 12.04, while it lasts 3 1/2 hours on Windows 7! Why is it so? What can I do to solve that? [duplicate]

This may look like a duplicate question , but answers to other similar questions are very specific of the laptop configurations. So,felt that wouldn't apply to my system. I'm dual booting with ...
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Problem with ATI Catalyst Drivers in Ubuntu 13.10

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 (dual boot). My Laptop is Dell Inspiron 15, with AMD Radeon HD 7670 Video Card. Without fglrx my expected battery life is reduced to 1:30 hrs ...
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How to change/customize boot settings in grub, so that ubuntu fully recognizes the hardware it runs on?

I've got a problem with Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop Acer Aspire 5750ZG. It cannot recognize that it is running on laptop - there is no battery indicator, power consumption is very high. Simply ...
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Network speed drop when not charging

I can surf the web when I am charging my laptop ,but when i pull my charger out to run on battery power, it looks like the internet speed drop to 0kb/s. I tried to turn acpi=off in grub.cfg this ...
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Ubuntu flashes and hangs at Checking Battery Status

When I try starting up Ubuntu, it goes past the boot up screen and then the words 'Checking Battery Status' comes up with the words '[OK]' this only comes up for a little while and then the screen ...
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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 ...
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Battery issue in Asus with ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I have an Asus N550JV-C232H, and I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and my laptop can't charge anymore. It's a new one. I had previously Lubuntu (for 2 or 3 days before installing Ubuntu), and I didn't ...