Questions related to power management, particularly power saving measures.

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Anyway to make hotkey to turn screen off?

I was just wondering how can one make a script (or make some changes) by which I can turn screen off in Ubuntu(12.04) whenever I want, the way screen can be turned off in Cellphones. And also I would ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 EliteBook 8460p constant fan, hot, short battery

Finally took the plunge from Ubuntu in VM to wiping Windows and installing Ubuntu 14.04. I'm liking it so far although I've noticed the laptop gets hot very quickly, the fan is constantly on, and the ...
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Power on/off USB ports

Is it possible to on/off specific usb port using terminal in ubuntu? lsusb displays the following result Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS drains my Samsung Series 9 900X3C ultrabook's battery extremely fast. Is there anything I can do to fix that?

The title basically says it all. My Samsung Series 9 900X3C ultrabook's battery is in the deep red around barely three hours after disconnecting it from the power - and during most of that time the ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) freezes on laptop when disconnected from power

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 installed along windows 7 (dual boot). My laptop is a HP Compaq 6710b which has an Intel CPU and an Intel graphics card. When I boot my laptop on the power adapter, no problems ...
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Power management policy for all users

I have a machine with one administrator user and one standard user. Is it possible for the admin to set a power management policy (suspend after 30 minutes of inactivity, for example) that the ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) freezes on laptop when power not inserted

I use Linux Mint 17 Qiana (on Ubuntu 14.04.1). My laptop is a Dell Inspiron M5110 which has an AMD CPU and an AMD graphics card. When I boot my laptop on battery, no problems occur. When I boot my ...
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How can I tell Ubuntu to do nothing when I close my laptop lid?

I would like closing the laptop lid to be a no-op. How can I do that?
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My laptop is noisy…fan problem?

I have an ASUS laptop that works fine: fast, no overheating etc. My problem is that the fans always run. I find this very annoying because in a silent room they are really loud How can I control ...
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Tips to extend battery life for laptops and notebooks

This question is present as a matter of historical interest. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on Ask ...
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How to get the “Your battery is broken” message to go away?

Every time I turn on my computer, I see a message saying something like: Your battery may be old or broken. I am already aware that my battery is bad. How do I suppress this message?
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Controlling Fans on an HP Probook 4525s

I would like to simply set my fan to run at 100% speed all the time. Is there any way to do this without fancontrol? Is there a way to physically make the fan run at all times (external power?) or ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 battery issue on dell inspiron 5521 [duplicate]

I have been experiencing issues with my battery, it only charges upto 86%, it drains normally, and also sometimes it shows wrong remaining times (like 90hrs) and i cant calibrate it since it doesnt ...
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How to repair powerstate (intel_pstate) on Intel Haswell chips?

I recently installed tlp on my Lenovo U430p laptop. After I runned it I noticed significant drop in my laptop's on bettery time. Now my laptop lasts on battery for 2 hours less than before. After ...
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Turn power OFF of USB Ports - Ubuntu 10.04 machine

I have Ubuntu 10.04 based portable touchscreen computers at workplace and sometimes people would use USB data cable to charge their phones from the USB port. Now I have usb storage access disabled ...
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Cannot Keep Ubuntu Server running on a laptop despite workarounds

I have ubuntu 14.04.01 server. I have edited /etc/systemd/logind.conf and changed to HandleLidSwitch=ignore saved file then executed sudo restart systemd-logind I even rebooted the computer I ...
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TLP + PHC seem not to work after resume from suspend

I installed TLP 0.6. I also have kernel 3.14.2 with the PHC module for Ubuntu 14.04 (which is what I use). It seems to work when I reboot. The temperature is low. But after I resume from suspend the ...
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Laptop lid closed - with external Monitor

How to work on my other monitor when i close my laptop's lid? I connect my external Monitor (HDMI) to my laptop and then close the lid. Normally it (should) display everything on the external one. ...
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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and Ubuntu 14.04: Power display not updating

The percentage and remaining battery time display on the top right do not update on my Yoga 2 Pro that is running Ubuntu 14.04. However, if I click on the battery and Power Statistics program starts, ...
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Settings of Power type MAAS node for manage VMware esxi images

i create a maas-controller with 5 nodes and i manage these whit Vmware Vsphere . I am setting power type for virtual machine "virsh" but i don't use kvm and the qemu+ssh string does not work ...
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Which part of the kernel powers on/off USB ports? How - the internals?

Please refer to this post: Power on/off USB ports . It is one thing to blindly replicate the codes in a terminal and get the desired results. I wish to know which part of the kernel does this work, ...
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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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Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Battery no longer charging past 70%

thanks for the help. I just installed Ubuntu, and it was working fine yesterday. I just fixed my internet connection speed, but now my battery is stuck at 70% charged. It has a symbol that says its ...
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Battery issues - suddenly critical level [Ubuntu 14.04]

Since a week I'm experiencing sudden drops in battery level: it will be around 50-60% and suddenly drop to less than 10% and I get the message the battery level is critically low. Sometimes it doesn't ...
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Power Statistics in Ununtu 14.04 shows me battery percentage = 0%. How to fix it?

in the past days I killed my netbook while booting, then I found that I can't turn it on unless it's connected to AC power. Power statistics tells me the battery is charging, the time to full is 0, ...
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Changing screen Brightness with a script

As you may know, screen brightness drains battery, that's why it is considered a big problem for laptops (at least for me). I can change the screen brightness but every time ubuntu boots up I will ...
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14.04 - Laptop Battery Indicator does not show the right battery percentage

Despite my battery is full; the battery indicator shows it as '98%'. When I click on it it says "Battery(charged)". Is this a bug? And how can I resolve this issue? psi. My laptop is new & I do ...
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Dell XPS 13 Ivybridge, turns off randomly when on battery

My laptop works perfectly when it's plugged in but when I am on battery, it will turn off randomly. Usually after 2 or 3 hours but not always. It will occasionally not turn off but freeze completely. ...
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Cuttlefish #!/bin/bash not working 0.o

I was running Cuttlefish on Ubuntu 14.04 with 2 scripts to dim and un-dim my screen when AC power changes to battery and reversed. I reinstalled today and can't make the script dimming or un-dimming ...
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How do I detect when my system wakes up from suspend via DBus or similar in a python app?

In a background Python script I need to detect, when the system just woke up from suspend. What is a good way that does not rely on a root script but rather on python modules such as DBus? I'm new to ...
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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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How do I set the computer to suspend when battery is critically low?

I accidentally clicked on the option "When power is critically low" under System Settings>Power. The original entry was blank, but the only two options after I clicked were Hibernate and Shutdown. I ...
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“Battery critically low” on desktop

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad, which is a All-In_One Desktop without any batteries. System is working fine, up to 2 problems: Shortly after logon, the desktop is shown and even a ...
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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 14.10 does not power off after shutdown

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Inspiron 15z (5523) which until last week was running normally. Now after selecting to shutdown or restart it does not continue -eventually some output (as per ...
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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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After upgrade to 14.04 resume from supend fails with freeze

I upgraded my HP Probook 4730 from 12.04 to 14.04. (Graphics: Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series, Driver: fglrx_pci). Under 12.04 suspend and resume worked mostly fine, but now its really broken: resume ...
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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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Power Presets - Ubuntu 14.04

Hello Ubuntu Community, On Windows, I was able to set different power plans ("Never Off", "Charging", etc.) which allowed me to change suspend/screen turn off settings with the click of a button. ...
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Disable USB keyboard wakeup

With the update from 11.04 to 12.04, my USB keyboard activity will wake Ubuntu from 'suspend'. I'd like to disable this. (My battery went dead due to some unexpected keyboard activity.) This didn't ...
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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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WIreless USB mouse does't work when laptop is on battery

I have a problem with my wireless USB mouse while working on battery. When laptop is plugged into power source mouse works pretty well. The problem started after I run some script that aimed to tune ...
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How not to spindown HDD on suspend?

I have a Self-Encrypted Drive (SED) that needs to be NOT spinned Down on suspend (otherwise when I resume, the HDD is in lock state ... which prevent the kernel to work !) I've been trying to find ...
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Brightness control doesn't seem to work on a Toshiba Satellite M115 laptop

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Toshiba Satellite M115 laptop. The brightness control doesn't seem to work with the "brightness and lock" setting or fn+f6 and fn+f7 (which usually works in Windows). How ...
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How to manage battery and AC on Lenovo [duplicate]

I own a [Lenovo Z410][1] laptop, and its battery is not removable. Lenovo published an ['energy management' driver for Windows][2] that let you to use ac power instead of battery when the battery ...
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hibernate doesn't work xubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I cannot get my laptop to hibernate. This gets asked a lot here and I have tried many of the solutions to no avail. When I use sudo pm-hibernate, not much happens. the screen goes black for a quarter ...
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How to control LightDM power saving preferences?

I want lightdm to enter power save after a specific period of time. If I'm logged in then my screen will time out as per the user settings, however when no one is logged in the screen will stay on ...
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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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Ubuntu Battery Issues

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on an Acer 5750g (CPU i5 2410m, Gt540 M, Samsung Evo840 SSD) I've been experiencing problems concerning temperature, battery life and (thus I guess) CPU usage. I've installed ...
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My computer shuts down suddenly

I have a little but annoying problem with my laptop. For quite some time my Asus K53SD (Xubuntu last LTS) 64 bits is shutting down without any demand when it have about 50% battery. I checked the ...