Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.

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Laptop immediatly goes to sleep after disconnecting power

I've Lenovo S400 laptop, dual boot with windows 7 and ubuntu 13.04. The problem is that whenever I disconnect the power adapter, ubuntu shows that battery level is critically low and goes to sleep. ...
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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 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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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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Viewing UPS status using apcupsd in net mode?

I have a headless server running apcupsd attached to an APC UPS. I also have several workstations running apcupsd in "net" mode to communicate with it. Is there a way I can configure the Power ...
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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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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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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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Why can't I poweroff my computer if it isn't connected to a power supply?

When my computer is not plugged in the poweroff function doesn't work. It just boots up after poweroff. Whenever I poweroff by the way of GUI clicking or typing command "poweroff" or "halt" , my ...
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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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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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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?
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Screen is black after unplugging battery charger on an Asus k52j

When i unplug my battery charger my screen turns black. I already checked the brightness/battery settings, but nothings is wrong with those settings. Someone have any idea how to solve this problem?
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Heating fan and weaker battery in Lubuntu 13.04

Since I switched from Ubuntu to Lubuntu (both 13.04) I spotted some differences: Battery life is about 30% shorter. At first I thought that the indicator shows wrong values, so I decided not to ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 is operating too slow while plugged in for charging

Hardware: • 8GB RAM • 1TB hard disk • AMD A8 Quad Core processor My problem is: As soon as I plug in my computer for charging, my system performance gets extremely slow. Please help me out.
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Can't log out after suspend

If I haven't suspended my computer, I can log out normally. If I have suspended it (and then awake it and I put my password), if I choose to log out, I just get the prompt that says "*checking battery ...
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LAN not working while laptop on battery

My wired LAN is not working when my laptop is on battery - anyone out there who knows where to look for a solution? Strange thing is, that the LAN port is not entirely switched off, as there's light ...
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Message: “Battery dies in few seconds” -Bad battery-status or problem with power management?

I'm still a beginner, but I have used Ubuntu and other distros before. I run a German setup so I'm not shure about the correct words. So here's the problem: My netbook (ASUS X201E) with fresh Ubuntu ...
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Laptop battery is not recognized in Ubuntu 12.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. Ubuntu does not recognize the battery, even though the battery is connected.
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LOADS of Issues with my HP Envy-4 Sleekbook

i'm not new to ubuntu but i am knee-deep in problems that i cannot find actual solutions for (even on this site), heck im just hoping they exist. I'm just going to organize this here. System: ...
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Battery Status in Notification

I don't really know about scripts but I'm trying to create one to display battery level when a key is pressed. I've done this: battery_level=`acpi -b | grep -P -o '[0-9]+(?=%)'` ac_power=`acpi -a | ...
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Black screen when trying to play video games

I run a wined version of steam (mostly because most of my steam games aren't avaible on the steam beta yet) and I had problems in the past with this black screen/dim screen but I fixed it, the problem ...
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Lenovo T500 Suspend Issue due to network manager?

I use a Lenovo Thinkpad T500 with Ubuntu 12.10 installed. I have a strange problem. Often when I go to sleep at night and forget to plug my laptop in, I find in the morning that my laptop is ...
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12.10 or 12.04 on Asus U36SG?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop and there are some problems: 1.I couldn't install the video driver (gpu 610m) neither from nVidia's site nor manually from the terminal. 2.Battery life ...
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Disabling eth0 Module on a Macbook Aluminum

The Ubuntu page for my device states the following at the bottom (Known Issues) PowerTOP reports that the module for the 10/100/1000 interface wakes the processor 100+x/sec, accounting for >50% ...
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Charger Status Not Updating

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Toshiba Satellite L775-S7105, and I recently tried to make some changes to the grub file. What I was trying to fix didn't work, and now my battery status at the top ...
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Dell Inspiron 5720 battery manager?

Is there anything like battery charge manager in Ubuntu 12.04 for my Dell Inspiron 5720? I mean some program, that I can set so that it stops laptop from charging when it's above 80% of battery charge ...
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Used DBAN to wipe Lenovo u410 then installed Ubuntu. Need to install windows 8, but I get an error.

When I try to boot from my windows 8 USB (tested on a separate PC), I get this error text "The boot configuration data for your pc is missing or contains errors." I want to install windows again so I ...
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My battery drains really fast and my laptop gets really hot, What do I do?

I just installed Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion dv6-6c50ca, and I noticed that every time that I start my laptop with Ubuntu the fan runs really fast and the laptop produces a lot of heat. When I run ...