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Questions related to power management, particularly power saving measures.

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File swipped away after power faliure

We are bunch of guys (9) working on a project. All of us save our files to a single computer which has windows share enabled on the project folder. There is a problem of power cut out in our place and ...
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Ubuntu and battery life

Currently I'm using a Netbook (Dell Latitude 2100 non-touch scree) (2GB RAM, 1.6GHZ Intel Atom Processor, 60GB HDD, originally Win Vista Business, currently WIndows 7 Pro and a windows experience ...
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Computer not suspending when inactive in the main log-in prompt

My computer is set to automatically dim the screen and lock after 10 minutes, and suspend after an hour of inactivity. That works fine - but only once I've logged in. If I switch the computer on and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade won't suspend

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, since then my computer won't suspend. When I click suspend from the menu it just goes to a locked screen. It is using up my battery. I have to totally close down ...
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USB 3.0 ExternalEnclosure Unmounts at random

Title says it all. I noticed the drive was unmounted, so I got to looking through dmesg and found: [31080.516164] usb 4-3: USB disconnect, device number 3 [31080.760493] usb 4-3: new SuperSpeed USB ...
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Horrible battery life with Ubuntu 14.04 on ThinkPad

I've purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad S540, which has according to Lenovo '9 hours of battery life'. I was really happy when I tested the device running Windows 8.1, and the battery worked for 6 hours. But ...
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How to lock without turning the screen (monitor) off?

Due to a recent bug, each time my screen turns off, I cannot get it back on. Currently, the screen starts turning off after the computer is locked - which effectively means that I cannot lock my ...
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Xfce power manager in Xubuntu 14.04 doesn't react to my choices

Okay, so I chose to make it so that when my laptop lid closes and I'm on AC (my power cord is plugged in) it will do NOTHING. But when I close my laptop lid .. it just suspends. I've tried it like a 8 ...
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Power management advanced tool

I'm searching for a tool that has a lot of configurable options. It should be able to detect events like cable plug-in/out, save many profiles and change options like CPU frequency, screen brightness, ...
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What's the difference between putting display to sleep and switching off the display?

When I mess with my power options, I have the options: Put display to sleep when computer is inactive for: Switch off display when computer is inactive for: What is the difference between ...
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Automatic Screenlock keeping screen on, ignoring timeout setting

I'm on a Macbook Air 4,1 running 14.04, with surprisingly minimal trouble so far. However there is an issue with the screen - when I set the 'Lock' on, in 'Brightness and Lock', when I close the lid, ...
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How to consume less power in ubuntu?

I noticed when I installed Ubuntu that it consumed more power, so I want to know how to reduce power consumption.I want the steps please.
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How to make ubunu in power saver mode?

when i type this command in the terminal sudo aptitude install pm-utils to use power saver mode it tells me sudo:aptitude command not found what can I do to fix this ?
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Go to sleep based on screen activity

So, the behavior I want is: 1. Screen goes blank when inactive for [specified time]. 2. Computer suspends when screen is inactive for [specified time 2]. With the default setup, these two can be ...
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Ubuntu server detecting electricity outage?

I am in the planning stage for setting up my server and have some doubts. Firstly my network is something like this: One parent PC connected to the internet and 3 other child PCs which are not ...
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Hibernation works only when connected to AC power

Please help me understand this part of syslog when I try to wake up from hibernation. My specification - 4 GB of RAM, 8 GB of linux-swap, intel core i5-4200U, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M. The problem is ...
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how to increase MaxPower of specific usb port

it takes long while to charge mobile phone by usb port. how do i specifically increase MaxPower of usb port ? this cmd help to understand MaxPower of usb port root@ROHIT-PC:/home/rnztx# lsusb ...
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Prevent machine from sleeping when SSH connections are on

I am trying to save power by switching desktops to suspend mode when they are inactive. But many desktops are also accessed via SSH by their owners. There is a wakeonlan solution deployed to enable ...
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Simulate power button using command?

When I hit the power button on my laptop (Ubuntu 14.04.1 without any modifications), I receive a pop window saying Goodbye, what would you like to do? Lock Suspend Restart Shutdown How can I get ...
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Wake up command as ordinary user

Yandex disk cloud drive daemon started via ~/.config/autostart/Yandex.Disk.desktop. It works well except the PC waked up after suspend. Yes, I work with /etc/pm/sleep.d scripts when I need to do ...
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14.04 - Laptop screen goes blank when lid shut

I'll be totally honest, I have googled this question...I have read responses...but I'm still pretty confused...anyway... So, anyway, I want to hook up my laptop with HDMI to my TV...that part works ...
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How to write a script to “listen” to battery status and alert me when it's above 60% or below 40%?

I want to make a tool that alerts when battery is below 40% or above 60% so I can start/stop charging accordingly. I know some tools alert when battery is low, that's not enough. Is there a tool ...
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14.04 LTS can't suspend anymore

I changed the "what to do when laptop's screen is closed" option under Power last night. It was at suspend and I switched it to do nothing. The problem is, I can't get it back to suspend anymore! ...
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Set Brightness to 0 when lid closes

is there a way of setting the brightness level to 0 or blanking the screen when I close my lid (without suspending the system). I just prefer it that way, since I listen to audiobooks while driving ...
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let utransmission run even after lid closed?

How do I set my settings such that even if I close my lid (Laptop) My downloads don't stop or pause in utransmission I have set the setting in power options to not suspend after closing lid still ...
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Intel Corporation Wireless-N 7260 card dies randomly

On Ubuntu 14.04 32bit, after some up-time my wireless card stops working. Sometimes it helps to stop WiFi in the nm-applett (at the top right corner) and restart it to get a new connection to my WiFi, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: hibernate consumes power

Upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 (not new install). In 14.04, enabled display of hibernate choice in power menu. This works as well as pm -hibernate. Followed the steps in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize my battery

For the last 3 years I've been using a Samsung notebook. I was using Ubuntu 13.10 until 2 weeks ago. Then I decided to format and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything was working great, until the ...
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How to avoid the automatic disk check every 30 reboots? [closed]

It it has to do a disc check from being powered down 30 times like that.I have to do it that way cause it wont power down regularly and I'm running Linux ultimate edition x64 2.3. I know its out dated ...
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suspend error on 14.04 LTS

I've looked around and seems like various problems around suspend are wide spreaded for 14.04 release, nevertheless I haven't seen exactly my problem reported, nor my laptop model mentioned. So, the ...
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Excessive Power Consumption by ethernet socket

Recently I have been having problems with power consumption in Ubuntu, I am not exactly sure when this started but roughly about two weeks ago. Idle my laptop used about 9-10W of power, or at least it ...
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What exactly is TLP doing that default system config wouldn't?

All the info about TLP on the surface looks more like advertisement and marketing to me, I can't see any detailed comparison to default configurations. What are the precise differences compared to ...
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The 'resume after suspend' problem

I recently moved back to Ubuntu. And it has seriously improved. Everything is so smooth and fast. Except, I have this issue, like so many others, I cant wake up after suspend while on battery. With ...
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Suspend broken: pm-suspend fails due to /sys/power/* being a Read-only file system

My System 76 laptop running 14.04 won't suspend. Running sudo pm-suspend fails with the following in /var/log/pm-suspend.log: Running hook /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/94cpufreq suspend suspend: ...
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Battery & Fan Issue

System ASUS N56VJ Ubuntu 14.04 - 3.13.0-32-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Issue: Sometimes when I start up my laptop, the fan turns on at full ...
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Black display after wake from suspend via closing the lid

I have bought a new HP 15-G002AX notebook recently, with Processor: AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics × 4 Graphics: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.4, 128 bits) I am using ...
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xfce4-power-manager not updating; ACPI finding an unknown battery but working fine?

I recently upgraded my Asus S56CA Ultrabook and unfortunately my battery indicator in xfce4 stopped working. However, the battery indicator in the system tray is not updating at all. If I start the ...
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problems resuming from suspend on macbookpro11,1

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 on my new macbookpro (11,1), and I'm having power-management problems. The biggest one is that after suspending by closing the lid, when I open it, it either never wakes ...
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Why is my wireless network adapter acting in a strange way? (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a laptop with Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 wireless network card, and I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. For almost a week I have had a strange problem with my wireless card. When I plug in the power ...
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Please explain the parameters 'noexpose' and 'cycle' in xset

I have been trying for a long time to prevent my screen from blanking every 20 minutes. I understand there are many interlocking layers of applications that can do this and it is not straightforward ...
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How to find out what's wrong with my battery?

native-path: BAT0 vendor: ASUSTEK model: M50--24 power supply: yes updated: Vi 08 aug 2014 21:42:17 +0300 (30 seconds ago) has history: ...
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Laptop Battery Draining Too Fast. Laptop is too hot

I have HP ProBook 4540s with CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M and GPU AMD Radeon HD 7650M and Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000. (Intel® Ivybridge Mobile also.) OK, the problem is that the laptop is getting ...
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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 ...
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How can I make my PC hibernate when idle? 14.04

I see that this was asked some time ago for 11.04. The answer there didn't help since the answer used gconf-editor to find a key called /apps/gnome-power-manager/actions/, which doesn't exist when I ...
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Can I change actions upon inactivity and timeout for that from command line?

How do I set the policy about what action should be taken if the computer is inactive for some time. This can be easily done from GUI, via Power Manager. I am trying to do this from command line. I ...
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Resume from suspend requires hard reset [closed]

Most of the threads I've found relating to this problem state that the machine powers up but the screen remains black. Not so in my case. The problem I am experiencing is this. When testing the ...
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Sleep Ubuntu Server after X time of inactivity

I recently set up an Ubuntu 14.04 SAMBA server as a home file server. It will not be getting used but maybe a couple of times a day so I don't want to have everything powered on while it doesn't have ...
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Ubuntu and windows dual-booted no battery warning on windows

Sorry if this may be of topic. I got windows 8.1 and Ubuntu dual-booted on my ASUS x550ca. Whenever I'm booted in to Windows while I am on battery power there is no low battery warning warning. It was ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Tired about suspend e hibernation “power manager not authorized”

Below the post, last configuration I used, it seems works well. I've Lubuntu 14.04 installed on my netbook (aspire one ao-532h). I am using it like a desktop with external display and input devices. ...
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Laptop Battery Not Detected [Shuts Down When Disconnected From Charger]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop and was able to get everything working, but my battery suddenly stopped working. I thought it just wasn't charged, but even after charging it ...