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Not able to configure graphics

I bought a new Dell Inspiron 5420 with 11.10 preinstalled. I am not able to configure my graphic settings. how do i check whether my nvidia graphics is working or not? how to check my intel ...
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Display dims when not in use and it turns off when not in use or while watching movies

I have Ubuntu 11.10 and am using it on dell xps laptop now my problem is that Ubuntu does not provide power utility form where I can manage brightness of my screen, when to turn it off, after how much ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS fails to recognize my laptop as laptop [closed]

This is probably going to sound like a rookie question, but I have never ever experienced such issue. I had Ubuntu 11.10 without Unity installed on my old laptop Thinkpad Z60m. Few days ago, I got ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 not suspending automatically

New: After digging around a bit more, I found out the problem is much more that the system is not suspending on its own, although suspending manually (shutdown->suspend) works well. I used the suspend ...
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Battery life low on notebook using ubuntu 11.10 vs. windows 7

Im using a brand new Dell XPS notebook (bought mar 2012) which has 4.5 hrs battery life using a 6 cell battery-when i use windows 7. The machine uses an Intel core 17 2670qm processor, and a 64 bit ...
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Access more options via Gnome Power Manager

im running Ubuntu 11.10 & am using the Gnome interface. I have installed the Gnome power manager and I am assuming this is it: This doesn't have that many options. I've seem some screen shots ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad L520 slows down when AC power adapter is plugged in

I have a new laptop Lenovo ThinkPad L520 (7859-5BG) Core i5-2520M(2.5GHz) with 4GB RAM. Having installed Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit, while browsing with Chrome on GNOME classic (no effects), I noticed 173% ...
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Turn-off WiFi / WLAN & Bluetooth completely (electrically off), how?

In windows, most laptops these days have a hot-key to turn off wireless modules completely (i.e. airline mode), including WLAN and Bluetooth. I am currently on Ubuntu 11.10, and wondering as to what ...
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Autodim does not un-dim when I start using the computer again

On my MacBook 2,1 with Ubuntu 11.10, whenever I leave the computer alone for five minutes, it blacks out and wont respond to any keypresses or even the power button. UPDATE: It was the autodim ...
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Battery being guzzled, and drained faster than Windows OS, by alot

11.10, has it been tested with Sandy Bridge processors? I'm asking this, mainly have no idea why my computer under Ubuntu lasts only 2 hours (screen closed) but when under Windows 7 Home, it lasts ...
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Intel HD audio codec power management

Is it possible to enable power management for intel-hda sound card audio codec ? Power management for the card itself works fine, but audio codec module (/sys/module/snd_hda_codec) doesn't seem to ...
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What can I do to diagnose my ThinkPad R60 locking up when connecting power adaptor? [closed]

I move my laptop between places in my flat quite a bit for this I've got multiple power adaptors connected to outlets in two rooms. Now every now and again (I can't see a pattern) when I move the ...
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1answer
283 views

Run anacron even when on battery (laptop)

There is a known behavior of anacron not to run when the laptop is running on batteries. Is there any way to stop this behavior and run anacron whatever the power state? ...
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How do I repair the shut-down/Log-off button?

I use the computer with 2 users. With one user all works fine. With the second user account, the shut down and log-off buttons do not work anymore while screen locking standby and hibernation still ...
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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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Hibernate on power button - login screen

Every once in a while my SO-User (significant other user) leaves the computer but doesn't hibernate it. I want to push the power button to save some energy, but as I'm not in her session, the computer ...
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My Laptop Battery Does Not Charge

I am using a HP Pavilion and Ubuntu 11.10. I have been using Ubuntu for about a year. Recently (in Nov or there about), I noticed my battery never charges fully no matter how long it has been ...
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Fan is always on on a Toshiba L300, is this normal?

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Toshiba l300 and I have a problem with the fan which works constantly and this is unusual...Have you got the solution?
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How to install this kernel?

I have a Samsung notebook with Core i3 Sandy Bridge processor and I want to install the patched kernel available here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/PowerManagement What Kernel version should I ...
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Which application controls the power management?

I'm using xmonad in Ubuntu Oneiric without the Unity desktop. In 11.04 I launched manually the gnome-power-manager for controlling the laptop battery but in the new Ubuntu this application is no ...
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Dell Dimension 3000 goes into sleep and won't wake up

I installed ubuntu 11.10 on my old desktop Dell Dimension 3000. The installation went well except that I noticed that it installed the OS on the 1T external USB disk. The problem I am seeing is that ...
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Battery Monitor Not Showing on boot up of Ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No battery status icon When I boot up Ubuntu 11.10, my battery monitor does not show up, it only does when the battery is low, or I plug in my power cord. I want it to ...
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Scheduling StartUp and ShutDown

I use Torrents often, so I need to know how to make my computer start up and shut down automatically, Wi-Fi is switched on at six in the morning in my hotel and switched off at two AM. (I am able to ...
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System shows “Battery Critically low”

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 on VAIO . Whenever I unplug the charger from my laptop, there comes a dialog showing "battery critically low" and system suspends, even when the charge is 100%.
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How to change keyboard sleep button to hibernate?

I have a keyboard with a "sleep" button that does indeed make my computer go to sleep. The problem is that Ubuntu can't really handle sleep on my computer, causing it go into a non-responsive mode, ...
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When is a Kernel update due for 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Kernel patch that solves battery issues when for ubuntu ? Thanks to Phoronix there seems to be a fix for the power regression/overheating bug in the Linux Kernel 3.0.1 ...
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Kernel patch that solves battery issues when for ubuntu ? [closed]

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTAxNDM When will this come for ubuntu ? I am getting tired with my 11.10 dieing at little over 50 minutes of battery when at the most extreme ...
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1answer
864 views

Consuming too much power on a Dell 15R [closed]

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10, and I must say I really like it a lot. I'm getting used to Ubuntu faster than I thought but the only issue I'm having is the power consumption. ...
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Lid closed power option doesn't work anymore [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify the power options in Ubuntu 11.10? After upgrade to 11.10 the lid close option in the power settings doesnt seem to work anymore. Only options now are ...
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Replace XFCE Power Manager with Gnome Power Manager

Is there a way to "swap-out" the existing XFCE power manager in a Xubuntu install with the more common GNOME power manager without breaking the install? Am having problems with the xfce power manager ...
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Power management issues on a Sony Vaio VPCEB1C5E [duplicate]

this is my first question here, I'm a newbie. I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop Sony Vaio VPCEB1C5E E-Series. The hardware is: CPU: intel i5-430M RAM: 2x2GB DDR3 SSD: Crucial M4 64GB ...
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Acer TravelMate 220 doesn't resume

My computer (Acer TravelMate 220) likes sleeping so much that I can't wake it up. I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 (installed Nov 2011). Based on similar questions posted, it seems to have been an issue in ...
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Suspend when critically low power 11.10

Is there a way to suspend when Ubuntu is at critically low power. The only option in Ubuntu 11.10 power setting is to shutdown or hibernate. I run my battery all the way down till it suspends then i ...
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1answer
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How to keep a bright screen with battery power? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Always be 100% bright when I'm using battery It would seem that one would go to the power settings, and adjust the amount of time before the screen becomes dim, but ...
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2answers
636 views

Is there such thing as a heat / power management?

I was having a problem with my screen resolution constantly changing on the fly while X was running with dual monitors. Actually i am still having this problem but i think i figured out what was the ...
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2answers
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How to extend the battery life on my laptop when running Ubuntu?

I have a little problem. I bought a Pavilion G4 with Windows 7, but I really hate Windows, so I installed Ubuntu on it. On Windows, the laptop's battery lasts longer than it does on Ubuntu. I've also ...
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Shutdown/suspend/hibernate not working correctly

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and every thing was good until few days i try to shutdown my laptop but instead Ubuntu goes to the lightgdm login screen. Also suspend and hibernate don't complete: in ...
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1answer
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Can I install the current version of Unity in an older version of Ubuntu?

Is it possible to install current version of unity of 11.10 in 10.10 as I'm fed up with the power issues of current kernel version and would like to revert back. If I revert back to previous kernel ...
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1answer
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Dell Laptop won't shutdown / restart by itself

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 11.10 64-bit on my Dell Studio 1569. Before this I ran ubuntu 11.04 64-bit. Every time I shutdown, or restart it goes through the usual processes, and shows no error ( ...
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How do I configure an action when pressing hardware power button? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: power button “instant”-shutdown There is no option "action when pressing hardware power-button"(shutdown, hibernate, suspend) in ubuntu 11.10. Where to ...
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How to shutdown the computer with physical power button or by closing the lid?

Does anyone know how to fine tune power settings in 11.10 such that I can turn off the power immediately (no dialogue box) by pressing the physical power button or closing the lid? It was easy to do ...
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How to disable screen dimming after inactivity when this is already disabled at system settings?

When my Dell Vostro laptop is connected to the power, the screen is dimmed after 10 seconds. This is very annoying. When my laptop is running on the battery, the screen is not dimmed after ...
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1answer
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How do I make the power button shut the laptop down without asking?

The energy options screen, oddly, doesn't have an option for what to do when the power button is pressed! Translating the three options: "Suspend when inactive for:" (it's set to not suspend) "When ...
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How do I prevent a HP Pavilion DV6700 from overheating?

Well this version makes my system so hot that I can use it anymore. A friend i introduced this version to wants me to completely remove Ubuntu. Specs: HP Pavilion DV6700 Windows 7/11.10 64bit Intel ...
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1answer
215 views

Power management shortcut

I am looking for a custom shortcut for showing power managemnt ( like ctrl + alt + delete in ubuntu 10.10 that showed some tools for shutdown, suspend , restart , ... ) I don't know which command ...
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How do I keep my screen from going dim when idle?

Apparently, the new version of Unity is based on Gnome 3. Apparently, Gnome 3 decided to do away with a huge chunk of the options available to me. It used to be that when I went to System Settings -> ...
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1answer
580 views

Power Manager Doesn't Show Battery Charging

I just upgraded to 11.10 last night and I noticed that power manager doesn't update the battery charge %. It's been plugged in for hours and the energy hasn't changed (it neither went up or down). Is ...
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3answers
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How do I add pcie_aspm=force to my boot options? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a kernel boot parameter? I just upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04 on my laptop (I don't have Windows) by downloading from the Ubuntu website. The laptop battery ...
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1answer
517 views

How can I tell if I'm affected by “The 11.10 Battery Power Drain”?

I've seen hints at some kernel power bug affecting battery life if updating to 11.10 -- as for example here. I relation to this, I have three questions: How can I tell if my machine is affected ...
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11.04 -> 11.10 update problems (Power, Display, Resolution)

I have serious issues with Ubuntu (64 bit) after upgrading system from 11.04 to 11.10. My hardware: Asus G53SW (i7-2630QM, 8GB RAM, GF GTX460M) Power (UPower) - when I change behaviour of lid ...