Questions related to power management, particularly power saving measures.

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How do I enable power management on Ubuntu Server?

I have Ubuntu Server 11.04 installed on an old noisy laptop. Its only purpose is to run subversion and I commit code quite rarely, but the laptop should work all the time. So I would like to know how ...
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Access and control of UPS

How is UPS monitoring started? I have Network UPS Tools (NUT) core system loaded on ubuntu 11.04 (client), but can find no application to run from the system menus. The software center description ...
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In terms of battery usage, which distro is more efficient between Lubuntu and Xubuntu?

Installing both on the same laptop without doing nothing more than the normal install, which one consumes less battery power at the end and makes the laptop last a little bit longer than the other, ...
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How to save power on a Xubuntu server?

I installed Xubuntu 11.04 AMD64 on an 'old' PC I have lying around. I quite like how Xfce has come along, but alas, this box will become headless shortly. Specs: Gigabyte P35-DS3P Intel E8200 @ ...
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Display goes into powersaver mode tho power option for screen set to “Never” [closed]

I need to make it so the screen never goes into powersaver mode... Upon updating from 10.10 to 11.04 on two different PCs (one Dell tower, one Toshiba laptop), the display now goes into power-saving ...
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Screen goes into power saving mode on boot up

I have an annoying problem in that when I turn my computer on my monitor (an LG Flatron) immediately goes into power saving mode and I can see nothing but a black screen, apart from occasional flashes ...
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Linux kernel regression on power usage

Webupd8 reported this power management fix for the 2.6.38 Linux kernel regression: Add the following to the boot grub line "pcie_aspm=force" My question - how does this suggested fix differ from ...
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How to make powertop “Device Power Management” suggestion permanent? [duplicate]

When I run powertop on my laptop I get following suggestion: Suggestion: Enable Device Power Management by pressing the P key Doing this results in considerable saving in power usage and I would ...
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Does Unity on UNR provide power savings over the traditional UI?

I have recently installed UNB on my Atom-based netbook ( side-by-side with the default Windows 7 Starter ), and I'm very disappointed with the default interface. I really like the design, it looks ...
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How can I get the percentage of my battery life from the command line?

This question tells me how I can find the state of my battery from the command line. While this is useful information sometimes I need something quicker, basically like the percentage or enough for ...
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Thinkpad T410 abnormal power consumption and brightness keys behaviour

I've recently installed 11.04 on a fresh Lenovo ThinkPad T410 with a 9-cell battery, but it totally drains up from full battery after about 2:30 - 3:00 hours of normal use (mainly web surfing). The ...
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How do I disable my system from going to sleep?

I am getting a web server setup at home on an older AMD 2400+ desktop. I have Ubuntu 11.04 installed and running however, after a time, I can no longer browse to the server. When I go to the keyboard ...
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Forcibly underclocking at night

My desktop stays on all the time. It acts as a server and also performs other semi-essential household tasks. During the day it uses the OnDemand CPU setting. This essentially just scales the CPU ...
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Webcam light turns on, when I use media applications like Banshee and Rhythmbox [closed]

I have an Asus laptop. It is the X53 Model. I use Ubuntu 11.04 on it and I have no problems but when I try to open a multimedia program the LED of my webcam turns on. What can I do to about it?
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Lenovo Thinkpad R500 having problems resuming [closed]

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 11.04 from scratch on my Thinkpad R500, leaving the default power management settings. Yesterday I closed the lid, and this morning when I opened it the laptop resumed ...
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Turning off power to Nvidia Graphics Card

I have an acer 5742G laptop with the Nvidia 540M graphics card. After I upgraded to 11.04 I have been experiencing serious battery and overheating issue. Up until 10.10 I was able to put this thing on ...
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Freeze when resuming from screensaver or monitor-sleep-state [closed]

I've installed Natty on an older Samsung desktop at work. It's a shared machine that needs no screen-locking, passwords, or anything else. (Perhaps it should have those features, but nobody would use ...
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UPS Compatibility with Ubuntu Server

I'm looking into getting battery backup unit to protect my Ubuntu server. How can I find out if it is compatible with Ubuntu (11.04)? Ideally I'd like to be able to tell the server when there is a ...
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High Idle CPU temperature under Ubuntu, but not Windows

I have a Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 running Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 Starter in a dual-boot configuration. The CPU runs much cooler in Windows than it does in Ubuntu, even when the CPU has been ...
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Power Management - Sleep / Wake up Server when accessed

I have a headless HP Proliant Microserver with ubuntu installed. This machine has samba shares on it serving media and I usually rdp or ssh into it. Now my issue is I want the machine to go into sleep ...
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Is there a bug report tracking the power regression in the 2.6.38 kernel?

I'm looking for an official bugtracker entry (either ubuntu, or kernel) which tracks the story of power usage regression described in: ...
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Computer restarts instead of shutting down [closed]

My Ubuntu 11.04 will not shutdown when I tell it to; it will instead restart the computer.
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Window freezes when hulu is running and monitor shuts off [closed]

When I'm watching something on Hulu in full screen and my power management tells my monitor to shut off the window locks up and I can't exit the full screen mode. Pressing any keys or combination of ...
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How can I control HDD spin down time?

I have 2 HDDs in my PC. Ubuntu is turning off the secondary HDD very quickly after about 15 minutes, which is short for me. I need to control this time. How can I do it? I tried GNOME power ...
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Fans go in overdrive on my Inspiron 9400! What should I do?

After an update to 11.04 the fans of my Inspiron 9400 go in overdrive and never lower speed. Is this normal? It did not happen on any of the other Ubuntu releases.
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Monitor never goes to sleep [closed]

Am running Natty with Unity 2D
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Battery life decreased after upgrade to 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my computer get less battery life with Ubuntu compared to Windows? After upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10, my battery life has decreased dramatically. There was a ...
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“PM : Resume disk failed” error

I have noticed that this version 10.04, all installations that I do .... always shown this error: "PM: Resume disk failed" Mesage This is shown by the command: dmesg | grep-i failed (if i want to ...
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How do I check how much power my laptop is drawing?

How can I check how much power my laptop is pulling at any given time?
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Can APC ups wake powered off machine up when AC power is back?

I have used apcupsd under ubuntu to power off my machine when AC power is lost via serial. Is there any way let the UPS to wake up already powered off machine when AC power is back? I have tried to ...
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Can I disable monitor dimming/screen saver when playing videos? VLC/Web(HTML5/Flash/Silverlight/QuickTime) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop the screensaver from turning on when I watching online videos? Is it possble to disable Monitor dimming/Screensaver only on video playback? For me, videos ...
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Modify manually PWM of my fan (fan speed)

I configured fanspeed but it detects only one "temp" captor... In Gnome Sensors applet, I can see the temperature of three captors... The one of my GPU is 75°, 62° for my hard disk and 32° for my ...
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Checking laptop's battery state in a terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to check battery status using terminal? I want to find out whether my laptop is plugged in to AC power or not using the command line. How can I do this?
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Dell Vostro 3400 reboots instead of shutting down

Well the title says it all. After the GUI button of shutdown responded to reboot. I have tried all the command there is but every time I shut down my laptop it reboots. I tried sudo halt sudo ...
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Macbook pro Power consumption /Graphics card [closed]

Updated Version: Hi I have a 10.10 install on a MacbookPro 5,3. Ubuntu uses quite a lot of power and has a really low battery life. I've already disabled bluetooth and the iSight camera. The Macbook ...
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Why does my laptop give a loud beep everytime I unplug from AC power?

This used to happen only if I do it before Ubuntu was fully loaded or if it was just waking from a suspend, but now it started happening always. My laptop is Acer Aspire 5740. Can the OS suppress this ...
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Low-battery-power action without gnome-power-manager

I'm running the openbox WM and would like to avoid loading the gnome stack. One of the lingering issues I have to resolve is avoiding abrupt system crashes due to depleted battery power. Is there a ...
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laptop-mode-tools and harddrive spinoff

So I wanted to extend my laptop battery life. After googleing a lot I found many tips and tricks. Some even in this site as well. Then I found this package in synaptic as well laptop-mode-tools. Now I ...
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My Thinkpad X201 battery is draining extra fast. What can I do?

I got a new Thinkpad X201 last week with the 6 cell battery, which is advertised to work for 5 hours. I installed Ubuntu Maverick on this machine right away. My battery life is only around 2 hours. Is ...
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Can I modify power-management settings on a laptop running Ubuntu Server?

It's my first time running ubuntu server and I'm trying to figure out a way to prevent the machine from going into suspend mode (I'm guessing) when the Lid is closed on the Laptop. Is it possible to ...
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Battery Indicator Error. D-Bus

So I installed the detailed Battery Indicator that was shown on OMGUbuntu, and it worked fine for a few days. Now, every time I login I get this: I tried to go back to the old indicator, but it ...
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Power manager keeps shutting down the display

I'm probably missing something here. I'm using the default Ubuntu power manger, I set it up like this: On AC: no screen dimming when idle, never put computer to sleep, never put display to sleep. On ...
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Squeak after lid close [closed]

I have a strange problem with Ubuntu 10.10 - when I close the laptop lid (Samsung r580) it makes a very high squeak. This doesn't occur on Win7. I am currently using 2.6.35.27 kernel. If you need some ...
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Is there a power-management like OpenSuse?

In OpenSuse there is a applet for choosing different energy-profiles for your notebook. Are there any tools/applets that will enable those features for ubuntu?
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What exactly is --no-daemon function in Gnome-power-manager

I have problem with monitor flickering and here i found that possible solution is to run gnome-power-manager like this: gnome-power-manager --no-daemon For some people this fixed the issues. I am ...
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What happened to sched_mc_power_savings

My laptop's battery performance is awful. I can get about an hour and a half out of it, so I've been looking for some ways to boost the power efficiency of my laptop. I saw the tip to enable this: ...
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Unmounted disk still spins up regularly

I just added a disk, with partitions but none of them are mounted. The disk will still spin up every now and then. it goes like this: ### disk spins up hdparm -Y /dev/sdb;date /dev/sdb: issuing ...
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Are there tools to manage the power management for HDD?

I wonder if there are a better tool than the panel at System → Preferences → Power Management to manage the power consumption for the HDD. Specifically HDD in a laptop.
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How to enable the CONFIG_PM_ADVANCED_DEBUG kernel configuration option [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is kernel configuration? I'm trying to save the battery power. For that i'm using powertop and one suggestion is "Enable the CONFIG_PM_ADVANCED_DEBUG kernel ...
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Which log will tell me why my computer shut down?

I was at school SSHing to my homebox. All of a sudden, my connection was closed. Attempting to reconnect failed. When I returned home, I discovered that my computer was off. Nobody was at my house ...