Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
0answers
147 views

Prevent gnome power manager from showing keyboard battery

My gnome toolbar shows a battery indicator which is always wrong. I recently figured out why; as when clicked it shows both my internal battery status and my keyboard status as two separate items: ...
4
votes
0answers
598 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
916 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
16 views

Ubuntu detects two batteries when I only have one. How can I remove the other one?

My laptop battery isn't detected by ubuntu, when I boot up my battery in the power indicator shows 100% charge no matter what. I can get it detected by applying a work around found here, but once I ...
3
votes
0answers
69 views

Laptop dying during suspend after 2 hours. Suspend/hybrid not working

So I have a yoga s1 and recently installed ubuntu. Twice now when I close the lid and go into suspend the computer will rapidly drain power from the battery in the span of 2 hours then die shortly ...
3
votes
0answers
17 views

How to play sound before suspending laptop?

How do you configure Ubuntu 14.04 to play a short sound just before it suspends? I bought a laptop which I later found had no visible status LEDs when the lid was closed. On past laptops, I've had ...
3
votes
0answers
176 views

Battery indicator disappears on connecting the power

I removed Unity and installed Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04. Now the battery indicator disappears on connecting power. The indicator-power-service appears to be there but it isn't working. On running it from ...
3
votes
0answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
488 views

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: ...
2
votes
0answers
25 views

How to shutdown peripheral

I was helping someone on the Italian help service investigating a problem of battery draining when the computer is shut down. This problem appears only when shutting down from Lubuntu, not from ...
2
votes
0answers
208 views

Battery Threshold for Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro with Ubuntu 15.10

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 pro and I installed an Ubuntu 15.10 on it. Unfortunately I fully deleted windows. The battery charging stops at 59%. I've read that you can set battery thresholds for ThinkPad ...
2
votes
0answers
45 views

Disconnect a laptop charger in software?

Short of the question: Are there any particular mechanisms to temporarily switch the charger input on a laptop on or off in software? In particular I am looking at a Dell Inspiron E1505 in my case. ...
2
votes
0answers
193 views

How to disable bluebooth mouse battery on Power Indicator

I use Ubuntu 14.04v on my HP ENVY 14 (14-k030TX) Power Indicator contains my Bluetooth mouse's battery but it's wrong , and it will an average of the battery level on my Power Indicator, so the ...
2
votes
0answers
113 views

Missing battery/power indiciator

I'm on a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04, and the battery indicator seems to not be present. It doesn't appear on the login/lock screen either. I found this answer from back in 2011, however none of ...
2
votes
0answers
28 views

gnome 14.04 battery guage doesn't work

The icon is there, and it works sometimes, but other times it will not change at all. It will read full, or some state of charge and not move until my computer dies. I sometimes forget that I am ...
2
votes
0answers
205 views

Prevent LED blinking on Sony Vaio

I own a Sony Vaio VPCSB18GG model laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04. The dedicated power button has a LED built-in. The LED glows green when the laptop is being used. But when the battery is say, 30%, it ...
2
votes
0answers
85 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
279 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
126 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
555 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
391 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
297 views

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, ...
2
votes
0answers
213 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
303 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
891 views

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) ...
2
votes
0answers
461 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

Ubuntu Touch - Phone battery issue

I have the bq Aquaris E5 which I have been usibg now for a month or so. Recently I have noticed that the battery around the 5 - 2% left runs out really fast. The other night I got the warning that ...
1
vote
0answers
82 views

Battery life severely decreased after upgrade to 16.04

Recently I upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04, and my laptop's battery life has drastically decreased. When I used 14.04 my battery life was roughly 3.5 hours, now it's only about 2 hours. I tried to ...
1
vote
0answers
258 views

Battery life reduced after upgrade to kernel 4.4.8 (16.04 LTS)

UPDATE: I have elaborated more on the problem in another post. Read it here. EDIT: Upgrading to 4.5.2 stable does the same thing. Is it the AMDGPU using more resources? How can I disable, I care more ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

Battery Status not updating

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (before I had Ubuntu 13.10), the battery indicator stopped working properly. It always shows the battery level that was at the start up (when I open the laptop and boot ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

How to check battery drain on Aquaris E5

I have my Ubuntu Aquaris about a year. In the beginning there were some battery problems, but everything was fixed. A few days from now my battery drains really fast (from 70% to 10% overnight). I ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

Battery status seems to be stuck

I have a Dell Inspiron 3000 series with Ubuntu 15.10. I noticed a few hours ago that the battery status remained unchanged (at 45%) and it said 1:40 hours left for full charge. I tried removing and ...
1
vote
0answers
115 views

Ubuntu 14.04 battery indicator showing status of the mouse battery

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS 64-bit and the battery indicator always shows the status of the mouse battery when my laptop is plugged in. I tried every setting possible and even re-plugged the nano ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

How to make udev update battery status more often?

Ubuntu battery icon uses about 1-2 minutes before recognizing charger being plugged in or out. How to make the battery status update more often so that it recognizes the charger immediately. The ...
1
vote
0answers
55 views

My Battery Precentage keeps going Up and Down?

I recently started using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on my Asus K53E laptop, and it was working pretty well since September. But in November I noticed the original battery started get old & hold less of a ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

Every time i start ubuntu these type of lines starts running

I have press Esc button every-time to start Ubuntu ... Is this a problem with OS installation ?? Or my laptop is not build for Ubuntu OS ??? Because after installing Ubuntu my touch-pad stopped ...
1
vote
0answers
83 views

Laptop will not hibernate when battery is critical

My laptop does not hibernate when the battery is critical. I tried the suggestions in several posts with related or similar titles. These included ensuring that pm-hibernate works modifying the ...
1
vote
0answers
164 views

lspci displays wrong VGA compatible Controller

I have an HP laptop with an AMD A8-7410 with R5 Graphics (AMD Radeon R5 M330 GPU, can't find drivers for that. AMD Catalyst recognizes this but says unknown display). Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. ...
1
vote
0answers
99 views

Ubuntu 14.04 Battery Icon has fixed value after booting till the next reboot [UPDATED]

I have a dual-booted Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Win8.1 on a Dell inspiron 14 series 5000 machine. It tire me with alot of bugs starting with wireless instability and showing new ones with each update I ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

Strange battery behavior after updating from 14.04 to 15.04

I'm using HP machine with Intel Pentium N3520 and 4GB RAM. I recently updated to Ubuntu 15.04 and facing issues with battery, which is behaving like anything. It does not charges when operating system ...
1
vote
0answers
143 views

How to disable automatic shut-down on low power (Ubuntu 15.04)?

So apparently there's a nasty bug on my laptop (an Acer Aspire 3810T) that makes Ubuntu freak out when plugging/unplugging power. Frequently, it claims the battery is at 0% when switching power ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

no battery indicator (bug?)

I know there are similar posts (I even post this question two months ago with no replies) but I could not figure out a solution. Also, searching in Internet did not give anything useful. I am not ...
1
vote
0answers
258 views

Battery percentage jumps down to 6% from 50% or 60%?

So, as the title says, I have checked Power Stats in Ubuntu and Energy when Full and Energy (design) are the same which is 37.2 Wh but the percentage is funny with actual battery life left in my ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

fan off + system slowdown in battery mode

If my laptop runs on the battery, its fan is off/silent and the system sometimes slows down till complete freeze. I believe it's somehow related with power management. For comparison, when I run an ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

low battery back up on my dell laptop xps 15 lx501 running on ubuntu14.04

i am getting battery backup of 1:40 on my laptop when the battery is full charged. battery is new so i doubt that there is any problem with that. it was running perfectly fine on windows 7 this ...
1
vote
0answers
110 views

Screen Dimming Anomaly

My Lenovo G780 with Ubuntu 14.04 is fine when the AC charger is plugged in. However, when unplugged, if my mouse does not move for ~12 seconds, the screen dims a bit, but this is not detected by my ...
1
vote
0answers
84 views

MacBook Pro 11,1 Magsafe connector gets hot

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 11,1 and updated the kernel to version 3.19.8. I have a problem now. If I plug in the Magsafe connector the connector and the surroundings on the macbook ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

Since switching zto gnomeubuntu my battery last about 15 minutes!

What could cause my battery to drain in about 15 minutes, under windows 8 I could get about 2 hours Is there anything I can check?
1
vote
0answers
232 views

Battery suddenly drops to 0%

My battery started dropping down from around 35% to 0% suddenly . This started happening as soon as I installed ubuntu 12.04 ..I am using a lenovo Z510 laptop with windows 8.1 as default OS..Any ideas ...
1
vote
0answers
343 views

Laptop with Ubuntu Mate 15.04 screen dimming after 10 seconds

I watch movies on Youtube, Popcorn or XBMC and after 10 seconds when I have my laptop disconnected from power the screen dims. I know that there is an option in dconf-editor for longer timeout but ...