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Upgrade from 12.04 to 12.1 boots to power saver mode and everything is dark

I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 with no issues, however, when the system was rebooted, it immediately came up in power saver mode, the screen is black and I'm unable to do anything, especially get it ...
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laptop acer 4520 wont shutdown restarts instead

Am running ubuntu 12.04 LTS, tried to reinstall the OS, fix the boot, and following the instructions in the forum but still cant shutdown. I got this when I was trying to fix the boot, any help is ...
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272 views

Extremely short battery life in Ubuntu 12.10

I have dual operating systems on my laptop. While I am using Win7 I work 3-3.5 hours on balanced mode. Unfortunately with Ubuntu the lifetime declined to 1.2 hours. How can I achieve the same battery ...
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66 views

Problems with Ubuntu 12.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 amd64 64 bit on my Samsung laptop with AMD A8,ATI Raedon HD 7xxx and 6 GB of RAM and I have following problems: My battery charging time is not at all accurate or ...
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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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0answers
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How to get around graphical issue when “waking” computer from suspend?

I've checked a few of the similar questions. But they have provided no viable answer. I would rather not install Nvidia drivers. Because I've had nothing but trouble with them. But to the problem. ...
3
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2answers
78 views

How do I find out if an external drive is in active use (being read/written to)?

I have some external drives connected to a power outlet. The outlet is USB switchable, i.e. I can run a program on my PC that physically disconnects the external drives from the power grid. I only use ...
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1answer
835 views

Ubuntu 12.10 is draining my battery really fast [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm not a developer to know how to write codes. I downloaded it couple of days ago but it is killing my battery, it almost lasts an hour and couple of minutes while it holds for ...
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3answers
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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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1answer
293 views

Power Management Suspend/hibernate/hybrid suspend problem Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit

Hi I am using a Dell inspiron 7520, I've got a i7 2.1ghz CPU with an AMD Radeon HD 7730m working on switchable graphic with an intel HD 4000. I am using the computer on Linux only so there's no ...
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1answer
177 views

Inspiron 7520 Power Management 12.10 after sleep mode

I use an inspiron 7520; i7 3rd generation, AMD Radeon HD 7730m w/ intel 4000hd I have noticed that my batttery life radically change when I awake my computer from sleep. When I just boot yp my ...
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System crash after update - cannot load lightdm

I've been running 12.10 for ~(two weeks) now and have had my fair share of trouble with it. Of course, this has thought me a great deal of lessons of using ubuntu, the command line and Linux in ...
2
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1answer
240 views

Integrated webcam on a Dell V131 drains the battery when not used. How to turn it off?

After using the integrated webcam, it never fully turns off and keeps hogging the battery. From powertop: The battery reports a discharge rate of 22.6 W The estimated remaining time is 0 hours, 41 ...
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0answers
97 views

I want to enable the “power beep”

I have recently migrated to Ubuntu from Windows, and I need the "power beep", that beep that plays when the power is plugged or unplugged. I doesn't seem to be here, and I rely on it to know if I am ...
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1answer
186 views

KDE Power Management not turning Screen Off

This seems to be the opposite problem most people ask with KDE PM. I have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.10 and KDE 4.10. After the last couple of updates (I'm not sure which one), my screen stopped ...
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1answer
100 views

Ubuntu Battery/AC Management

I would like to know if having the AC plugged continues to charge the battery while being 100%. I don't want my battery to wear out, and I don't want to have to remove it every time I plug the AC in. ...
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0answers
76 views

Boot without X, impact on battery?

I am not too happy with my laptop's battery life and my work consists mostly of text editing so I could do it from a command line. I am considering booting to text mode, as explained in the accepted ...
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1answer
479 views

Battery life: 90 min on Acer ultrabook / 12.10

i usually work on my Acer M5-481TG with Windows 8 x64 and recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 (x64) alongside with it. Unfortunately, the battery-life is roughly one and a half hour - which apparently is ...
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0answers
414 views

Lenovo u310 will not charge when turned on

I've looked around and had several friends have a look but we cannot figure this out. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Lenovo U310. The laptop charges fine when the laptop is off but it will not charge ...
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4answers
7k views

Prevent screen turning off when watching video in XBMC

In 12.04, the screen never went to sleep while watching videos in XBMC. However after upgrading to 12.10 and changing no settings, it does. Is there any way I can prevent the screen automatically ...
2
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1answer
805 views

I need help with the battery Icon

I have a Toshiba Satellite L645D running Ubuntu 12.10 and it seems like Ubuntu like some other distros (Nadia, Debian) won't recognize my battery and I don't know the reason for that, it won't show ...
2
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0answers
27 views

How to wake-up / suspend (or switch-off) Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop system automatically at a particular time of the day? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Scheduling StartUp and ShutDown Currently, I keep my Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop system continuously running as I have to download some data at a particular time which ...
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1answer
873 views

Cannot permanently prevent power saving blank screen on Compaq Presario C700 with Ubuntu 12.10

I have a Compaq Presario C700 which has a GRUB multi-boot for Ubuntu 12.10 (32 bit), Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows Vista. This machine is always run by mains electricity rather than by battery as I have ...
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3answers
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how to enable laptop mode tools in ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo z570 running ubuntu 12.10 with a battery life approximately 1hr 30 min. Please help me maximize the battery life of my lenovo
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1answer
217 views

Connecting Power or removing it causes Ubuntu 12.10 to Hang and Crash

When I boot my machine on battery and later connect the power supply Ubuntu just hangs and crashes and vice verse. I run Jupiter 0.1.9 it never gave me any issue but yesterday I updated ubuntu there ...
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3answers
485 views

How do you control how hybrid suspend works?

I would like hybrid suspend to act a certain way. If I add the code # Always use suspend_hybrid instead of suspend if [ "$METHOD" = "suspend" ]; then METHOD=suspend_hybrid fi PM_HIBERNATE_DELAY=XX ...
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4answers
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Ubuntu 12.10 “Turn screen off when inactive for: Never” still turns off

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10, my screen still goes off after about ten minutes. I've been to the Brightness and Lock control panel. The Turn screen off when inactive for: setting is set to ...
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2answers
536 views

Bluetooth mouse disconnects but only when on battery

I use a Lenovo Thinkpad Bluetooth Laser Mouse with my Thinkpad x130e and Quantal. It works without problems as long as the notebook is on AC-Power. When it runs on battery the mouse works for some ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Screen turns off after inactivity

My screen turns off if I'm inactive for some time, even though I disabled the setting. It happens on battery as well as on AC power. My Brightness and Lock Settings: My Power Settings: Does ...
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3answers
2k views

Power & Sleep Management

I'm running 12.10 with xmonad. Trying to ensure that the right things happen when I close laptop lid, etc. I see Internet search results for similar issues that mostly point towards ...
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1answer
361 views

How to disable KDE suspend/screen lock notifications?

Every time I close the lid on my laptop it plays a sound. Similarly, I'm getting a notification that the screen has been locked when I wake it up again. I've looked under KDE power management system ...
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1answer
1k views

Battery on Ubuntu 12.10 is less compared to win7! [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 12.10 alongside win7 ultimate on my lenovo ultrabook U410, but the problem is I get 6 hours with win7 while only 3.30 hours on Ubuntu. I installed PowerTop but It does not provide ...
3
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1answer
650 views

Laptop shuts down upon waking from suspend

The computer enters suspend either by closing lid, choosing suspend from the top-right drop down, or hitting the power button and pressing suspend. It doesn't matter. I then attempt to wake the ...