Questions related to power management, particularly power saving measures.

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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 ...
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Getting Linux to downclock and lower the V-core of my CPU at idle

So when I boot into my Windows 8 partition, Windows automatically downclocks my CPU and lowers it's V-core so that the idle temps of my i5-4570 CPU go down to 25 C. Now on Ubuntu on the other hand, ...
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How to make the system detect correctly charge status?

Yesterday, after correctly performed the installation of (UEFI) ubuntu 14:04 LTS 64-bit in dual-boot with Windows 8.1 64-bit on my laptop asus A551LN I had a serious problem: the operating system did ...
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System-level energy/power preferences

In Windows, mmc allows to set energy/power preferences for all users at a system-level: they can't change these settings until an administrator unlocks them. Is there any way to do the same in ...
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Hibernate on lid close

I want my laptop to hibernate when I close the lid. I can only choose between suspend and nothing, and both do nothing actually when I close the lid and open it nothing's changed. I also tried sudo ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 comes out of hibernate/standby randomly on Dell XPS 13

I have an ubuntu 12.04 laptop and it comes out of hibernate or standby randomly. For example, yesterday I selected hibernate, closed the lid and put it in my computer bag. 24 hours later, it is ...
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Novatech Elite N1716 /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

For some reason pwm doesn't detect my fan sensor modules. Here is the output of pwmconfig $ sudo pwmconfig # pwmconfig revision 6166 (2013-05-01) (...) /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable ...
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Suspend disabled

When I click the power options, the ability to select suspend/hibernate is disabled for the laptop lid close action: I believe I am missing some packages to make this work. What are they?
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Lenovo X1 Carbon with Ubuntu 14.04 wakes from suspend by itself after 3 hours

My machine seems to wake up from suspend by itself, at irregular intervals. Causing the power to die out, and machine turn off. It is quite the annoyance, when the machine is in my case and it wakes ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Shutting Down when Idle

I did a PC build a couple of weeks ago, installed Ubuntu 14.04, no problems. Recently, I've been doing some work that required that I leave the machine running some scripts over night. When I would ...
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/usr/lib/pm-utils/power.d script not working

I'm using ubuntu and trying to get pop-up notifications when power adapter removed. I placed my script at /usr/lib/pm-utils/power.d and made it executable, but the script seems not called when I ...
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Bettery life issue with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd 64 bit [duplicate]

i have dell 5537 i5 4th Gen laptop. after installation of ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd 64 bit version on my laptop. my laptop battery life is decreasing very quickly .and life bet-try is showing 1 ...
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How to install a orig.tar.gz installed package

Hey all I downloaded this file (http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/laptop-mode-tools) but can't seem to be able to uninstall it. I tried looking online as well as the README file but there is only ...
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In xfce4, how to set the critical value on the battery level?

In xfce4, xfce4-power-manager handles hibernation or suspend when battery power is critical. xfce4-power-manager-settings enables one to change the action but not the critical value. How to set the ...
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Can I enable hibernation mode in my case?

I was reading this question on how to enable hibernation because I'm interested in sending the computer to hibernate instead of power off when power is low. After trying sudo pm-hibernate, the ...
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Is there a way in ubuntu to setup different power plans and switch between them easily?

Im looking for the Ubuntu equivalent of Windows 'power plans'. In Win 7/8 I was able to set up custom plans and switch between them. It was also possible to choose what happened when my laptop was ...
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Is there any battery management software to work with a laptop plugged to AC power so as to save the battery lifetime?

I was used to remove the battery of my laptop whenever I worked with my computer plugged to AC power and to load the battery with the computer switched off so as to save the lifetime of the battery. ...
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Lenovo G480 has a 64°C temperature, should I worry? [closed]

My Laptop is a Lenovo G480 (20157) and came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I cleared it out and made Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) my primary OS. Everything is awesome except the heating problem. My laptop burns ...
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Lenovo x1 carbon (gen1) battery life

I'm using an Lenovo x1 carbon (gen1) and have Ubuntu 14.04 and tlp installed. I'm really dissapointed about the battery life. Some people claim to have 6 hours ...
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How to set Ubuntu with Cinnamon to hibernate when lid is closed with external monitor?

If I have external monitor attached, closing lid won't hibernate my computer. In normal Ubuntu I could edit this in power settings but how could I set set my Ubuntu with Cinnamon to do this?
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How to disable Suspend and Hibernate functions? [duplicate]

I don't use neither suspend nor hibernate PC function at all. I do only shutdown and reboot. However it comes into my way sometimes, i.e. when I accidentally click on "Suspend" instead of "Shutdown" ...
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Black screen on resume after suspend, pm_test is fine [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo IdeaPad S205. When I resume from suspend-to-RAM, fan goes on but screen stays off. The computer does not respond to anything except a hard shutdown (press and hold ...
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Battery drain and over heating on Dell XPS L502X

I own a Dell XPS L502X and it works fine if is booted under "Windows 7". No issue(over-heat or quick-battery-drain) is observed while using the laptop. After the recent installation of Ubuntu ...
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Low battery life in Ubuntu 14.04

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04, along dual booting Windows 7. I love Ubuntu but then suddenly the power went out and the next thing I know my battery ran out of juice in less than 30 ...
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Fan not working increasing CPU temperature

I have Dell Vostro 1014 laptop. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The fan of my laptop is not working anymore and increases the CPU temperature upto 85 degree Celsius. I followed the solution given on this ...
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How to enable power failure notification?

I need to enable power(A/C) failure (off-line) and power on (on-line) notifications, like this notification I searched and tried to do that but i didn't find any successful articles. i use this ...
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How to disable the feature of automatic system shutdown in 60 seconds?

After pressing the physical power button on computer it's shown a 60 second countdown dialogue box: "This system will be automatically shutdown in 60 seconds" How can I disable this feature? The ...
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Power Button shutdown permission override

I realise there are several questions about Power Button options, but this is a little different. On my system, shared with my family, I have disabled shutdown from the device menu, users may only ...
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hp xw4200 fan speed

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my old HP xw4200 workstation (p4 3.4 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, Ati FireGL 5200). The install worked without any issue and the system seems responsive. The problem is that ...
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Blinking moon of death since SSD upgrade on standby [closed]

I own a Lenovo SL510 (4G RAM) and I just upgraded it with a Samsung 840 Evo 120G. Previously I was using Ubuntu. Later on I switched to Linux Mint Nadia. At the very beginning (Ubuntu 10.10 I guess) ...
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Lubuntu 14.04: Cannot start Power Manager

I recently installed the Lubuntu Desktop and I can't start the Power Manager. It returns the question: Xfce4 Power Manager is not running, do you want to launch it now? but when I click Run, it ...
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Why the suspend is not even close to consuming 0 power? [closed]

Out of curiosity, I've measured power consumption of my computer on various states/loads. And guess what, suspend is not that energy saving as you may guess! It's far from claimed 0 or nearly 0 power ...
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Suspend fails to go to sleep

I have an Asus Zenbook Prime model ux-32A with kubuntu 14.04 and the suspend command does not actually suspends. when hit (either stop button or pm-suspend command) nothing happens. Below is the ...
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brightness not dimming on battery [duplicate]

On my Lenovo Yoga Pad 2 with Ubuntu 14.04 there is no option to dim the screen when in battery mode. There is one option "Dim screen to save power" but it doesn't seem to have any effect: How can ...
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Card reader draining power on MacBook running 14.04

I'm using 14.04 on a MacBook Air 5,2 (mid 2012, 13"). I just recently noticed powertop listing the built-in card reader to drain massive amounts of power: Power est. Usage Device name 6.68 W ...