Questions related to power management, particularly power saving measures.

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How would you unsuspend a computer using a bash script?

How I can unsuspend my computer with a bash script like: #!/bin/bash pm-suspend sleep 10m {unsuspend command}
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Problems with secondary battery [closed]

I have a problem with my secondary battery. Some time ago, I closed my notebook lid (an HP Probook 6450b). When I opened it again, the notebook didn't wake up from standby mode because my first ...
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How can I improve the power consumption of the open source AMD graphics drivers?

How i can optimize the power consumption of the open source radeon driver? I don't want to use official amd driver cause of an error with sleep mode. AMD E-450 cpu\gpu.
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No Battery Indicator in panel 12.04

On ac power or battery power, I cannot get a battery status indicator to show in the 12.04 panel. I have tried: 1) Checked the Power Settings and battery is set to show all the time. 2) sudo ...
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How do I prevent an external monitor from shutting off when closing my laptop lid?

I've seen this issue on previous versions of Ubuntu, but not on 12.04 and some of those are resolved bugs, so I'm asking again. I've set up power management so that, when plugged in, my laptop does ...
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Is there ongoing work in the kernel team to improve battery life under linux?

I have read in some forums that the kernel team is working on improving battery life and energy efficiency in Linux. Unfortunately our community really lags behind Windows and Mac in that regard. I ...
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How to fix high PCI adapter temperature?

When running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, my Acer Aspire 4530 laptop and its PCI temperatures are around 70 degrees Celsius not even an exterior fan does anything about it. How can I make it run cooler?
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Power management does not recognize removal of power supply! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Battery management doesn't recognize removal of power supply I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z370 with Ubuntu 11.10 and the battery status indicator shows wrong information. ...
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How can I disable asus-nb-wmi when using battery power mode?

I'm trying to improve the battery life of my Asus U32U notebook. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and using powertop it shows the following: PowerTOP 1.97 Overview Idle stats Frequency stats ...
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How to make that closing the lid hibernate the system even if there's a secondary monitor connected?

I enjoy my Ubuntu laptop and the automatic hibernate on lid closing. Unfortunately the hibernation doesn't take place when closing the lid while an external monitor is plugged in. The monitor is only ...
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Resume from suspend without waking up hd

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on my Laptop with two hard disks. The primary one is a SSD, whereas the second one is a spinning hard disk. Most of the time I don't need the second hard disk, I just use it ...
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Laptop camera (/dev/video) not there after suspend - reboot needed to get it back

Camera stops working on my laptop after suspend and wake. I have to restart to get it back. When listing the /dev/ directory there is no /dev/video after wake. Is there a way to get it back without ...
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Is there any way to get notified when battery is full? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop, I was wondering if there is a way to get notified when the battery become full.
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Help Hibernate Ubuntu 12.04

I've add this following code to /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.desktop.pkla [Enable hibernate by default] Identity=unix-user:* Action=org.freedesktop.upower.hibernate ...
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Brightness level is not restored back after some idle time when using fglrx

I have a laptop powered by fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04 with XFCE. Before I have used a default opensource ATI driver. For several days I have been using fglrx. After some time of inactivity ...
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Boot problem Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 but the system crashed and now will not boot from the hard drive, I can only start from the CD ROM. I already formatted and reinstalled Ubuntu, but when I start a message ...
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modified suspend mode for ubuntu

Is it possible to put ubuntu (12.04) into a 'modified suspend' mode which basically works like the regular suspend, but allows me to run my vlc for streaming video through the network, while I am away ...
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ATI radeon mobility 3650 overheats and shuts down computer in Xubuntu and not Windows. Why?

I have recently installed Xubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows Vista on my Acer Aspire 6920G laptop. I installed the latest proprietary fglrx drivers for the ATI radeon mobility 3650. In Xubuntu I felt ...
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Power management issues on an Asus N55 [duplicate]

I noticed that with respect to Win7 on my Asus N55 Ubuntu 12.04 tend to overheat the system. After startup the fan controller takes control of the fan, I could here it slowing down, after a few second ...
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What is the reason for high power consumption on my Thinkpad T420s [closed]

I haven't seen this exact question posted or any related answers, so I'm re-posting. Here is the problem: After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, my t420s laptop idles above 20 watts ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't resume after install nvidia drivers

I've install the nvidia drivers from the "Additional drivers" menu in the settings, and when I try to resume from suspend, I get black screen and I have to reboot for solve it. How can I fix it? ...
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What power settings can I use for Asus U32U-ES21 to achieve something close to the stated 10 hours battery life?

So when I got my Asus X32U Notebook, the first thing I did was delete windows and install 64bit Ubuntu 12.04 - which works great, however I only get around 2.5 hours on battery - nothing close to the ...
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battery icon / power indicator not shown in menu bar after upgrade to 12.04

Since the upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 the battery icon / power indicator is not shown any more in the menu bar. I went to 'system settings'-->'power' and tried to set 'show battery status in menu ...
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Power adapter is not seen in Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I have an Alienware M17xR3 laptop running Ubuntu 11.10, and there is an issue with my power adapter when it is plugged in after OS has already loaded (i.e. when I unplug it when at Ubuntu's desktop, ...
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How to save brightness settings?

After I upgraded my notebook to ubuntu 12.04, I found that I can not save my power settings. Every time I set the screen brightness to 70%, it restored to 100% next time. I can't find a save button on ...
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Unable to to view power statistics box in ubuntu 12.04

power statistics box cannot be viewed the second time it is tried to open. The box just shows blank.It doesn't appear even if left open for sometime.
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Auto Power On and Off

I have a old laptop set up as a media server with Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I was wondering whether it was possible to set a time for it to automatically turn off at night and then in the morning ...
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Battery charging is flickering [closed]

A few days ago my notebook started to bug around with charging the battery. When the battery is not absent notebook runs smoothly. Until I plug in the battery. Then it starts to charge but ...
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xfce4-power-manager keeps restarting after suspend

In a clean install of Xubuntu 12.04, the xfce4-power-manager keeps restarting after suspend. If i quit the program and restart it, it keeps restarting. If i quit the program and restartit a few ...
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CPU frequency scaling for 12.04?

In 10.10, I remember I had CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor by default. Now in 12.04, I cannot find anything similar in Ubuntu software center. I wonder what applications are recommended for scaling CPU ...
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Does anybody know if Granola does what it says or even if it's safe for Ubuntu?

I found a program called Granola, does it do what it says it does or is it even safe or even needed in Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit (It claims to save power by cycling down your system when the extra power ...
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When Installing nvidia drivers it doesnt resuming suspend

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and I installed recommended Nvidia drivers from "Additional Drivers." Now when I try to resume from suspend the monitor doesn't show anything and I have to restart my computer. ...
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is it true that ubuntu effect on hdd longevity?

is it true that "Ubuntu May Be Killing my Laptop's Hard Drive"?? Please explain(if possible). http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/07/10/30/1742258/ubuntu-may-be-killing-your-laptops-hard-drive ...
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Keep Ubuntu Server running on a laptop with the lid closed?

I decided to use my Eee PC 1001HA as a home server. I have it connected through Wi-Fi to the router, running Ubuntu Server 12.04. Everything works fine except this annoying problem: when I close the ...
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USB Mouse sleeping after 5 seconds when on battery [duplicate]

My usb mouse sleeps after 5 seconds of inactivity when running on battery power. It wakes uo again when i press any button on the mouse. This is really annoying. I have made lsusb, and I noticed my ...
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How to run a script after the system resumes from hibernate (suspent-to-disk)?

I have configured powernap to hibernate (i.e., suspend-to-disk) the machine if idle. In order to save additional power, I have configured my non-root, data disks to spin-down using the hdparm command. ...
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Is there any need to install amd graphics drivers if I am running Ubuntu Server?

I run Ubuntu server (12.04, 64-bit). Is there any need to install AMD drivers for my GPU? I do not intend to use any graphical environment, but I am wondering about power consumption. PS: This ...
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VLC does not inhibit screen blanking

I have an issue which could be a bug, but before reporting it, I want to make sure I'm not doing something wrong. When watching a movie with VLC on fullscreen, approximately in 10 minutes the screen ...
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Hard drive overheating on an Asus K53SV

Hello I am new to Linux and using Edubuntu 12.04 lts 64 bit from past 7 days, on my laptop( asus k53sv. core i7,8gb ram,750 gb , nvidia gt 540 m.) I have managed to solve nvidia's optimus driver ...
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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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how can I reset the battery statistics for the powermanager?

I changed my batteries and the battery statistics of the GNOME manager got skewed. Where would the files having the battery statistics be?
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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 computer ...
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How to make my screen brightness not change when I plug my laptop in

I do not want my laptop to change brightness when my laptop power is plugged in or unplugged. I set my brightness based on how bright my surroundings are. If I am in a dark room, I set my brightness ...
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Is it possible to turn the video card off in a laptop to use it as a headless server?

Since I recently upgraded my IT infrastructure, I decided to use my old laptop as a home server. The problem is that the machine sports a powerful nVidia card that even at idle generates enough heat ...
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Is Ubuntu Battery Management Better Than Windows?

Is Ubuntu battery management better than Windows ? I have noticed that in Windows 7 a fully charged battery shows 3:30 minutes but in Ubuntu it shows 2:00 hours ... !!! so what is the power ...
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Put HDDs in standby after X minutes using hdparm doesn't work

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a home server. There are 5 hard drives: one SSD with the OS and 4 HDDs (Samsung HD204UI) configured as a RAID5 using mdadm. I don't need the RAID very often (say, about once per ...
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How can I get the computer to sleep while at the login screen? (No users logged in.)

I have my computer set to "Suspend when inactive for 30 minutes" in system settings. This function works fine if a user is logged in and does not do anything for 30 minutes. However, if all users are ...
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How can I restart unity after I resume from suspend?

This may sound like a stupid idea but I like to have a transparent top-panel which can be configured in Compiz Config Settings Manager, but when I resume from a suspend it's no longer transparent and ...
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Can you help me write a script to set a new default brightness for the screen/keyboard after login?

On my Macbook Pro Ubuntu alsways boots with... keyboard brightness at maximum illumination screen brightness at maximum illumination ...both which I need almost never during normal usage. ...
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How can I turn off hard disk power management in 12.04?

In Ubuntu 12.04 the power management does not allow control of hard disk spinning preferences. As a result, when the laptop is on battery the hard disk continues to stop spinning to save power. I ...