Questions related to power management, particularly power saving measures.

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ENERGY MANAGEMENT ERROR

I'm getting the following system error: "Unable to initialize the system's power management KDE. The support system reported the following error: Not available valid additional support energy ...
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Brightness and Power management

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04LTS. I want to tweak my Brightness setting to consume long battery life.I want to have 100% brightness when Im on Plug and 50% brightness when Unplug However when I go to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 battery drainage when shut off

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430s. The battery management worked fine until about 2-3 weeks ago. Now, however, my battery drains faster, even when the laptop is shut off. In ...
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Charging ignores TLP settings

Thinkpad E430, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I set the thresholds for charging to 85-93% in /etc/default/tlp , restarted the computer. Now it is at 99% and charging. sudo tlp stat shows that it has successfully ...
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Power Management Problems

I can't disable the power management stuff in 14.10 at all. It will let me uncheck the boxes, but as soon a I go out and go back in the setting are back on. It will not save the settings at all. I'm ...
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Charge discharge behavior with thresholds set in TLP

I installed TLP for setting charging thresholds(lower:40% - upper:50%, for battery longevity) in my L440 Thinkpad laptop running Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS. I have been monitoring my battery status ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Session loss upon screen locking and power management issues

When I screen lock (ctrl + alt + del) on my Lubuntu 14.04 LTS system, my session is restarted when I log back in. This causes me to lose any programs I had running prior to the lock. Power management ...
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HDD standby mode does not turn on automatically [duplicate]

I have added the following lines /dev/hda { spindown_time = 60 } /dev/hdb { spindown_time = 60 } /dev/hdc { spindown_time = 60 } to the end of my /etc/hdparm.conf file and rebooted. ...
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Battery not detected, /proc/acpibattery empty even it is present

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and it is fully up-to-date. But the battery of my laptop is never detected. There is no battery icon on the top bar, the /proc/acpi/battery is empty. I've tried to remove the ...
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Battery Meter Inconsistent and drains rather quickly

I'm presently on Ubuntu 14.04. I just migrated here from LinuxMint Quiana. My battery meter doesn't indicate when the power cable has been plugged in or removed. I can't tell if my battery is ...
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How does one redefine the suspend command in ubuntu?

I am finding myself in need of redefining the behavior of the standard suspend command provided by ubuntu. What is happening is that because of some off hardware, the normal suspend command nor the ...
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“Battery not present” Dell Inspiron 14-7437 [Kubuntu-14.04]

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS AMD64 on my Dell Inspiron 14" 7437; it is a fresh and fully updated installation. What happens when I turn on my PC without the power cord attached is that KDE systray ...
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hibernate-disk command is failing to hibernate without producing any errors or helpful debug output

The behaviour I see after running sudo hibernate-disk -v4 is a bunch of output, followed by a switch to console, which prints a few lines, ending with "Preallocating image memory..." and then a switch ...
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turn off screen only labtop is on battery power

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 I would like that the screen does not turn off on inactivity when my labtop is plugged in, but it should turn off on inactivity when my laptop is on battery power. I can make ...
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Ubuntu doesn't save state after hibernation

As of yesterday, I had been using Ubuntu 14.04 with a 3GB swap-space. However, I was finding that I was unable to hibernate if I had more than 3GB of RAM in-use. So, I booted on a LiveUSB of Gparted, ...
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Hibernate not available [duplicate]

I found the following tip to save battery-life of my laptop while (not) using Ubuntu: "Use Hibernate rather than suspend power features" System -> Preferences -> Power Management -> On Battery Power ...
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How to keep the screen alight all along

I'm using ubuntu-mate, the power management doesn't work. I've set it to never close the screen, but it always set the screen off after 5 minutes when idle. Is there any another method to set it? Is ...
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KDE power management system could not be initialized

First of all, apologies but I am very new to using kubuntu, so I would need a very basic step by step answer to solve this problem. Since my last update I am getting this error message: KDE power ...
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Battery Drain Issue! [duplicate]

I am using dell inspiron 15r n5110 laptop,which comes with windows 7 by default. With windows,I can use it for 2.5 hrs(average). But on Ubuntu its just 1.5 . What could be the possible ...
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How to make Ubuntu shutdown when power lost?

My project requires that the power source for the laptop be switched on and off. Is there a way to make Ubuntu shutdown properly when the external power is lost? It will run the shutdown on its ...
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vm writeback timeout not work on ubuntu 14.04

I install Ubuntu 14.04 on my notebook, I use Ubuntu minimal a try to add /etc/sysctl.d/dirty.conf with vm.dirty_writeback_centisecs = 1500 but powertop white BAD and cat ...
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What is power.d hook do i need add example power.d hook in /etc/pm/power.d/

Recently after reading article on reducing power on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PowerManagement/ReducedPower I installed pm-powersave. then I run command sudo pm-powersave true. Would this work ...
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How to disable power off/restart option on lock screen?

When I'm lock the screen it's possible to turn off computer or restart it. How to disable this possibility? This possibility on lock screen makes all lock screen idea no sense.
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Critically Low Battery Notification not showing in Ubuntu 14.04.1

Ubuntu is not showing the notification if there is a critically low battery. I already tried this reinstalling libnotify-bin notify-osd, but that didn't help. I am using a dell Inspiron 15 3537 ...
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Battery drains so fast

I have an HP laptop. It is a 64 bit machine. But I have installed 32 bit Ubuntu 12.04 presently. My problem is, once the battery is fully charged and start using Ubuntu it gets drained completely ...
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HP Pavilion G6 Won't Suspend with Ubuntu 14.04

My HP Pavilion g6-2268ca with Ubuntu 14.04 won't suspend. when the lid shuts the fan never cuts off. i've checked my settings under power management and everything looks good. when I manually click ...
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How to get xfce4-power-manager to work in Lubuntu 14.04?

I've had nothing but issues with it. On install, everything went fine, but I couldn't modify the lid action, and the suspending was very buggy - sometimes it worked, sometimes not. Then I found out ...
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How to get a notification when computer is not charging?

My laptop battery sucks, and lasts up to 5minutes without charging. Sometimes the charger falls out without me knowing, making the computer shut off unexpectedly. Is there a way to get a notification ...
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Notebook keyboard gets hot only on the left side!

I have the Asus VivoBook S551lb, a thin notebook, with intel i7 4500u 1.8 ghz , intel 4600m internal graphics, and nvidia 740m discrete graphics. It looks like the fan placed in the left side , after ...
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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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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 ...