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Which icon does indicator-power use when fully charged?

This is a minor annoyance. Using Xubuntu 14.04. I installed the latest Faenza icon set. Unfortunately, it's missing the icon for when the battery is fully charged (adapter is connected). It looks ...
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How to calibrate the laptop battery on 12.04

Since a couple of days or so my laptop (asus n76vm) does a hard shut-down when the battery indicates 20% life left. It just cuts off the power, no shut-down screen or anything, making the hard drive ...
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Activate Tp-bat-balance

I have a t400 with an ultrabay battery. How do I get this to work? I want to balance the batteries discharge. I am coming from Windows so I don not know much about Linux. Any help is greatly ...
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Ubuntu needs mouse hit to shutdown

My devices can't shutdown "automaticly". I have two machines with the same troubles: 1)On notebook: Notebook can't shutdown automaticly, when the battery capacity is extremely low. I applied ...
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Overheating, faulty laptop - How to prevent overheating?

I have a problem with my laptop. It overheats. In Windows 7 I use 80% Maximum Power State under power options to workaround the issue. Is there a similar solution available for Ubuntu? Can I set my ...
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Linked problem with a Windows program which I need to run one time

When I have used Windows 8 I have set to keep battery life with Lenovo Power Management. It have charged battery to 60% and keep it so. One time I have started my laptop without battery and this ...
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Ubuntu won't start unless laptop is plugged in. This has happened on 2 different laptops

So, I've been using Ubuntu on an off again for a few years, and I decided to permanently install it on a spare laptop that was gathering dust. It worked fine, but I did notice one little quirk, that ...
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Customise Suspend operation or create custom power option?

So basically I am using Ubuntu saucy salamander and I would like to be able to wake it from suspend over wireless. I can already do it when it has a wired connection but this doesnt really fit my ...
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Mouse turns off after a few seconds (Ubuntu 13.10, Windows 8.1) [duplicate]

I tried lsusb and I can see my mouse in the list. I tried for foo in /sys/bus/usb/devices/*/power/level; > do echo on > $foo; > done But I got this reply bash: ...
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Help Plz. Screen Power Down & Lock Will Not Work.

So I have a problem here. I have it set so that my screen turns off after 30 mins of inactivity and so that the screen will lock after the screen is turned off. Only thing is is that it is not ...
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How to shutdown Ubuntu after (2 hours) of idle?

Running: Xubuntu 14.04 32bit. I have read several outdated, not working, working different that I want answers here and elsewhere. I had a script that resulted in shutting my Laptop down at boot time ...
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How can i change startup applications in Lubuntu

I installed xscreensaver in lubuntu 13.10 and it wont start up auto. Neither will my power manager (using a laptop) I do not see "Startup Apps" anywhere
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Laptop does not stay suspended/hibernated

I have a Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5307. The computer came with Windows 8 and all the power functions seem to work fine with Windows. Whenever I install Ubuntu 13.10 (or any equivalent ie. Linux Mint, ...
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Why is my WiFi so slow?

I have an Alienware M14x-R2 laptop that I use with dual-booting Windows 7 / Ubuntu. In Windows 7 I have no problems with it at all, but I don't have any of my important software set up in Windows so I ...
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Fans are always running

Whenever I turn my laptop on my fans are running as if I was playing a game. The air coming out is cool, none of my computer parts are warm. I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and I have a Dell Inspiron 3521. ...
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Why do some of my powertop commands not work

I'm trying to make my powertop tweaks permanent. I ran sudo powertop --html and the I have a list of the commands I need to add to /etc/rc.local. I added them to /etc/rc.local and most of them work, ...
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Poor battery life: cron jobs running even in suspend

I was trying to figure out why my battery was dying out really fast even when in suspend mode. I noticed that my cron jobs run even when my laptop is suspended. I do not want this behavior. Cron ...
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How do I get a wireless USB keyboard to to wake Ubuntu 13.10 from suspend?

My PC with Ubuntu 13.10 is set to suspend after 30 minutes of inactivity. Up until it suspends I can resume working at any time using my Logitech K400r wireless USB keyboard. The OS defect/problem ...
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AC power plug/unplug events

Running Ubuntu Server 13.04 (kernel 3.8.0-19-generic)* . I want to react when AC power is applied or removed. I can query the state correctly either through acpi -b or cat ...
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can't reconnect via ssh

Pretty sure I'm doing it wrong, but I'm not at home right now and while using an ssh connection to my computer, my connection closed and I can't reconnect. I'm about 90% positive that my computer shut ...
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slow machine when waking from suspend

I am using xfce4-power-manager to take care of screen locking and suspend when I close the lid of my laptop. It's a great little utility! However, when the machine wakes from suspend (which is to ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch battery not charging, tlp installed with no acpi_call module

I have recently purchased a Lenovo ideapad U430 Touch. I have successfully installed Lubuntu 13.10 with Kernel 3.11.0-18-generic. Everything has been relatively painless. I've installed tlp for ...
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How to stop battery from overcharging? [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu, since I switched from Windows8. I have an ASUS x402c laptop, so I can not remove the battery from it. On Windows8 when the battery was fully charged, Windows automatically switched ...
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How-to stop computer locking when lid closes?

Here are my power settings: How do I stop the computer locking when I close the lid?
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Laptop turns off on its own in 13.10?

I recently upgraded to 13.10 from 12.10. It's now showing the battery info wrong and it keeps turning off even with 60% of power remaining, and without warning. When I resboot the PC, it works fine ...
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Keyboard doesn't work after waking Ubuntu from suspend, wakes automatically after opening lid

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on Toshiba P55-A5200. The keyboard doesn't work after waking it up from suspend, so I have to restart it. Also, whenever I open the lid it wakes up without me pressing ...
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How to have different screen dimming profiles for AC & battery (13.10)

This has been asked before but not yet answered: I'm looking for a way to have a different timeout for screenlock & dimming depending on whether I am on AC or battery power. Currently the only ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy false low battery warning

When I unplug my charger from the computer, about 80% of the time, I get a low battery warning saying my computer is about to suspend (when I'm fully charged with a brand new battery. Clearly the easy ...
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Prevent resume from suspend on lid open for 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an Asus n550jv. I had this problem in 13.10 also. I want to disable resume-from-suspend when the laptop lid is opened. The traditional answers to this involve echo "LID" ...
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Get information about my PSU

I want to know what kind of power supply I have and what wattage it has. I tried: sudo dmidecode -t 39 but that didn't show any specs. What do I need to do? I am on Ubuntu 13.10
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Power actions don't work as they are supposed to?

I want to change closing lid and power button actions so I used Power Management in the settings, I've changed "when lid is closed" to do nothing in both AC and Battery, and "power button action" to ...
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port power related function is not calling while the insertion/removal of usb device from usb port

I trying to understanding the usb power manageent , while debugging there is no port power function is called while the insertion/removal of the usb device from the usb port. I am also trying to ...
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My Laptop Not Charging And Brightness Keys Not Working After Installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS

I have Lenovo(G-505s) Laptop with per-installed windows 8. Recently I'm installed Ubuntu 12.04 through CD. But after installing my laptop battery not charging and my brightness keys not working in ...
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Ubuntu consumes more power than Windows-What to do? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 15 (i3). However, I found that the battery drains much faster than Windows 8. I read that Windows controls load to the processors, graphics card and fan, ...
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Hibernate dialog apears but doesn't hibernate?

Followed this Question and now whenever I press the button hibernate it just take me to the login screen. For critical battery I wanted it to hibernate on specific battery % and for that I followed ...
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unable to edit settings for dirty memory

Ive been reading for quite some time on trying to edit the dirty memory settings and for some reason i cant save changes to any of the files even when I use sudo. The biggest reason I want to change ...
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Fan is constantly on when plugged, but goes silent when only on battery

Problem Fan is constantly on when a laptop is plugged and not charging. Not noisy, but definitely audible. However, it occasionally stays silent (spinning slower or not spinning at all) when laptop ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, asus f550c : it do not go in power save mode

If I remove the charger from my laptop asus f550c, it do not go in power save mode, as I can see from the applet CPU frequency scaling indicator Indeed, usually if I suspend the laptop, it has very ...
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Scheduled Power On/Off of 2nd HDD

im using a ubuntu 13.10 Server. I want to switch off the 2nd HDD completely and only power it up once a week to back up the system+data from the 1st HDD. I know how to use crontab, but I dont know how ...
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Ubuntu Battery not charging or not detected

Here is question/answer just to help the community. I just bought a new ASUS N750J . I had some issues installing kubuntu. Problems were the CPU FAN always running at full speed, battery not ...
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PC System Status Bios visible through shell?

I am looking to view some settings that are visible through the bios in the command line. Our system has a built in holdup charge (shows SUSV status in bios) that I would like to poll regularly for a ...
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Cannot increase wifi card power using iwconfig

So I set up a hotspot using hostapd, isc-dhcp-server and MASQUERADING. The hotspot works and I can access Internet. Problem The connection speed is too slow. When I connect to my hotspot (via ...
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How do I guard ubuntu for power outage?

I develop industrial equipment with embedded PC and Ubuntu 12.04.3. Web server(apache) and DB(sqlite) running automatically when I turn on this PC. User can't shutdown in the correct sequence. ...
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My laptop SUDDENLY doesn't turn off screen, when closing lid

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Vaio Pro 13 back in october, 2013. Ever since everything has worked flawlessly. Now yesterday when I closed the lid(as normal), I noticed that my screen and computer ...
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How to change/customize boot settings in grub, so that ubuntu fully recognizes the hardware it runs on?

I've got a problem with Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop Acer Aspire 5750ZG. It cannot recognize that it is running on laptop - there is no battery indicator, power consumption is very high. Simply ...
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Suspend on lid close, even with the option OFF

I've set up a friends laptop with Ubuntu 12.04LTS with the Cinnamon desktop, and I'm having a few issues with the power settings. As far as I can tell I've got every setting to "Do Nothing" when the ...
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usb drive spin down

I have 2 usb hdd drives connected to my notebook with ubuntu 14.04, each of them spin down after ~10minutes. I need to make them always in active mode (no spin down). I tried sdparm and hd-idle, but ...
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Stop process on power button press

I have an old ubuntu pc running a minecraft server, but I only want it on at certain times. I want to be able to turn it on and off using only the power button. I am able to turn it on, but to turn ...
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Battery drain after dual booting windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10 and Sleep problem in windows

New to the forum here, had hoped for a better beginning to the open source world then this. I had never installed Ubuntu before until a week back, followed all the precautions so that I didn't fall ...
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Crash after modifying rc.local file to solve overheating issue

I made a dual boot on my laptop with Windows 8. After installing Ubuntu, I notices that my laptop was really hot, and realized that both GPUs are working, my integrated Intel GPU and secondary NVidia. ...