Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.

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How can I prevent my laptop auto suspend (due to critically low battery) from looping?

I have an Acer Aspire 5750G on Ubuntu 12.04LTS and I've got a problem: Battery critically low > suspend > wake up instantly (I don't touch ANYTHING) > suspend > wake up.... power outage > dead. I've ...
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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 ...
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How to count battery cycles?

Like most user that have searched about knows, Manufacturers ACPI implementation is a mess. And for most of our laptops, battery infos are unavailable or wrong (on a dell inspiron 15z, the rate is ...
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Lubuntu - xfce4-power-manager alternative

Can I uninstall xfce4-power-manager and set my suspend settings somewhere else? How would I be able to check my battery status? I would like to get rid of xfce4-power-manager because of my problems ...
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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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How to control of battery charging/discharging limits?

I'm running HP 530 laptop and Ubuntu 10.04. My old battery is died some times ago, so I have got the new one. I'd like to get possibility to change the limits when the charger starts to charge ...
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Battery not working/charging but detected

i have a thinkpad t 410 and ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. everything worked fine for a long time, but since a week or so my battery is not working properly any more (orange battery light flashing) it ...
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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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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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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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Hack Battery Preference for Gnome 2 MATE on Ubuntu 13.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on my 32-bit computer. However, I missed the Gnome Desktop Environment so I installed MATE 2. I have encountered a problem with the battery preferences. I don't want to put ...
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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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ubuntu 12.10 64-bit consuming 100% cpu power and high battery

I am new linux user, installed ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) from wubi (getting boot option (windows7/ubuntu). But after opening ubuntu, laptop gets heat up, fan running very fast and performance is very ...
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Battery indicator doesn't change its status (but after reboot)

The problem is the same as here: The icon does not change when the power cord is plugged in or unplugged (the icon remains a battery if that was the power source on boot but won't change if ...
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Wrong battery state reading cause brutal shutdown

I have an Asus Zenbook UX31A, the Asus 13" unit from first generation ultrabooks. I run Ubuntu 12.10 up to date on it. Before a week or two I used to enjoy more that 5 hours of battery life, ...
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Internet on wireless doesn't work without charger

My laptop is running on Ubuntu 12.04. Since last few days, I am facing a strange problem (some may even call me crazy after reading this). My laptop is Acer Aspire 5755 (specifications - just in case) ...
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Xubuntu 12.10; battery drains when laptop lid is closed

I am on Xubuntu 12.10. When I close my laptop lid, the screen goes black as normal, and the normal login window appears when I open it up again. However, I notice that for example, I left my laptop ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 EliteBook 8460p constant fan, hot, short battery

Finally took the plunge from Ubuntu in VM to wiping Windows and installing Ubuntu 14.04. I'm liking it so far although I've noticed the laptop gets hot very quickly, the fan is constantly on, and the ...
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Battery only charges to 85 after 2 weeks

I'be been continuously using my new laptop HP 250 G2 for two weeks (always connected to the AC wall). The status was always fully charged. Yesterday I decided to run it on batteries until the power ...
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Benchmark phones using Ubuntu Touch?

I have a few used phones running identical fresh installs of the current Ubuntu Touch for Devices and want to benchmark their performance and attributes in the field such as: processor, battery ...
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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?
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Why does my browser (firefox) in Ubuntu 14.04 keep randomly dimming?

To be more clear: Sometimes when I browse on firefox or chromioum, the screen dims to a grey screen and freezes for a couple of seconds to a minute, and then the full color comes back, but with some ...
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Battery not detected, /proc/acpibattery empty even it is present

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and it is fully up-to-date. But the battery of my laptop is never detected. There is no battery icon on the top bar, the /proc/acpi/battery is empty. I've tried to remove the ...
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org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power Settings Ignored in Xubuntu 14.04.1

In dconf-editor I navigated to org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power and set percentage-action to 40, percentage-critical to 45, percentage-low to 50, critical-battery-action to hibernate, and ...
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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 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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Lenovo x1 carbon (gen1) battery life

I'm using an Lenovo x1 carbon (gen1) and have Ubuntu 14.04 and tlp installed. I'm really dissapointed about the battery life. Some people claim to have 6 hours ...
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ASUS 1005PE runs hotter and drains the battery quicker since installing 14.04

Since migrating to 14.04, my ASUS Eee PC 1005PE laptop runs very hot and the battery seems to drain faster. I believe it may be attributable to the loss of the Jupiter application that replicated the ...
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Battery Threshhold

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04, which is really nice but my battery is not charging past 59%. I recall tinkering with Lenovo battery management on Windows to reserve the life span but I wiped ...
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Turn off battery control in Ubuntu 12.04

I own a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S that suffered from battery failure when i poured coffee over the keyboard. I have checked the battery voltage manually and it is full. The computer also seem to be ...
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If laptop is in sleep and the battery gets critically low, will ubuntu put computer to hibernate?

I know that on windows this happens, but I don't knw weather it works on ubuntu. So, the question is: If laptop is in sleep and the battery gets critically low, will Ubuntu put computer to hibernate?
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KDE does not notice laptop running on battery

After upgrading to Kubuntu 14.04, KDE does not notice that the laptop is running on battery! The battery icon continues to show the 'charging' symbol. But the battery level shown in the icon keeps ...
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Asus sometimes boot problems

Usually my Asus notebook boots like it should. All drivers are working, everything runs smooth and I don't have any problems. However, sometimes it starts with my fan at 100%, and the battery ...
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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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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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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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How can one increase the timeout before the display dims when on the battery?

If I do not touch my computer (a Toshiba Satellite) for 15 seconds when running off the battery, the screen dims to the lowest brightness. I have already disabled "Dim screen to save power." I do not ...
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How to calibrate battery on ubuntu 13.10

there is no option to disable "when power is critically low" power off, and i heard it should be disabled to be able to consume all the battery power. has anyone solved this issue ?
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Battery issues - Lenovo Ideapad Z460

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo for more than 5 months without a problem. Yesterday I disconnected the AC adapter to take the laptop with me to the couch and it simply shut down. So I ...
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Ubuntu battery indicator shows wrong battery

I am using the Sony Vaio Pro with Ubuntu 13.10. I have the external sheet battery and when plugged in the battery indicator still shows the status of the internal battery rather than the currently in ...
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WiFi causing router crash when laptop runs off battery

I'm experiencing a strange problem on my Lenovo Carbon X1 laptop with a fresh Ubuntu install. The WiFi appears to work fine when the external power source is connected. However as soon as the power ...
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Battery indicator stuck at 98% percentage

Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit, used to work fine but lately battery applet with percentage says 98% at boot but doesn't drain (though obviously battery is draining). How can I reboot the applet/make it work ...
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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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Ubuntu don't see when my power cable is unplugged

i'm under Ubuntu 13.10, and i've a problem of energy management : when I remove the power cable, Ubuntu don't realise it, so it does not inform me about the battery state. It displays 100% battery ...
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disable keyboard battery notifications in 13.10

I've updated to 13.10, and I'm getting notifications every hour or so that my wireless keyboard battery is low ... while it's sort of clever that Ubuntu can do this now and wants to show it off, a ...
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Battery Not Present XPS 15z U13.10

So I recently reopened my old laptop which was running ubuntu 12.04 lts. When I opened it, i noticed the battery was stated has ''Not Present'' in the top menu bar. When I click on that label, it ...
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Troubleshooting a non-charging battery on laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell XPS 13. My laptop works when plugged in but the battery doesn't charge. The battery info says it has a 0 W rate. What steps can I take to debug this, and ...
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1 hour of battery life lost in 10 seconds

Whenever I plug my charger out, the lifespan of my battery suddenly drops from 90 minutes to 30. By "suddenly" I mean it literally takes it around 10-15 seconds at most to drop. My battery isn't new, ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Problem :( :(

Respect to all :) I am here new to Ubuntu and just installed the fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.04, 64-bit version on my Dell Inspiron N5110 (Core i7 with 4GB Memory) laptop along with Windows 7 on a ...
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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?