Questions related to power management, particularly power saving measures.

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NVIDIA force GPU to AC performance state

I have a Dell M6800 and a K4100M and Optimus disabled. When it is not on the official DELL 230W charger, the system will limit the GPU to lower power states. Even when just on battery, the GPU ...
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Erratic battery behavior in Ubuntu 14.04 - orange blinking lights!

I have just made a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installation on a Toshiba Satellite L735 laptop. When I turn on the laptop and it is plugged to the socket, the battery icon does not show ("Show battery status ...
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Ubuntu loses network connection and dpms becomes re-enabled after unplugging AC adapter on Macbook Pro

On Ubuntu 14.01, when I unplug my AC adapter, the network connection is lost (even with connected to wired via eth0). Also, the dpms settings are lost. So even though I run "xset -dpms", that setting ...
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Entirely disable suspension (at kernel level? - has to be independend of used DE and login state!)

Once again I need a workaround to deal with my almost broken notebook graphics card: It does not wake up after suspending! The Ubuntu 14.10 system is waking up, but the display stays off, so I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Keeps Shutting Down Following Feb. 2015 Updates

I've never had this problem before, but the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS keeps shutting down if I'm away from the keyboard for any meaningful length of time. This has been the case since the most recent Feb. ...
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Enable full performance on Sandy Bridge laptop

I have 2nd gen Intel i7 laptop. I use Thermald and tlp for managing battery life (they are great!). However, sometimes I don't care about noise and power consumption, and want the CPU to run at full ...
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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 that ...
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How can I disable usb-autosuspend for a specific device?

This is related to the issue discussed in this question. Summary: the mouse freezes when operating on battery since it is autosuspended after a certain time and needs more time to wake up. Disabling ...
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xubuntu 14.10 failing to sleep after inactivity - power manager error

After waiting well beyond my scheduled "sleep when inactive" time, the computer is still awake. I wiggle the mouse and unlock the machine to find an error notification in the upper corner, it read as ...
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Automatic Reboot After Power Failure

I want a machine that loses power to automatically reboot when power is available. I've looked around and haven't found a solution that works for 11.04. Purportedly at one point you could do: echo ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu, Powercap/SELinux Issue

I am running Ubuntu (well, Lubuntu, really) on my home server, and all was tickety boo until a few days ago, when the OS stopped booting. Not being able to SHH in anymore, I hooked it up to a monitor ...
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Logind.conf HandleLidSwitchDocked

I've been trying to do a clamshell mode setup for my computer and I've seen many suggestions to use HandleLidSwitch=ignore. However this is not really what I want to do since I only want to keep the ...
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Battery discharges while AC is plugged in

I have a problem with my VN7-571G-56N0. My battery is discharging while the AC is plugged in. If i plug in the power cord, after i used the notebook with battery only, it charges it, but when i ...
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Is it possible to disable a notebook's LEDs temporarily? (HDD, Power, Charging)

My question is whether it is possible to run a terminal command (or anything else) to disable a laptop's indicator LEDs. I have LEDs for CAPS, NUM and WiFi which are off anyway. But when it is dark ...
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DisplayPort monitor not detected if switched off and on again

I am running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 on a desktop PC with a Nvidia GTX 660 connected to a HP LP2475w 24" monitor over DisplayPort. It boots up fine, but if I switch off the monitor and switch it on ...
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My Sony Vaio VGN-N31M/W will not boot without the power cable plugged in

My Sony Vaio VGN-N31M/W only boots with the power cable plugged in. The screen simply hangs on the Grub screen, it loads when acpi is disabled but the laptop is then very slow and can not recognise ...
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Suspend doesn't work after cloning SSD with Ubuntu to the identical MacBook Pro Retina

I have cloned the whole SSD (using the dd command) with fresh Ubuntu 14.10 installation from one MacBook Pro 15" Retina Mid 2014 to the identical MacBook Pro model (the old MacBook's screen was ...
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power indicator stuck after standby

As said, my power indicator gets stuck every time when my laptop wakes from standby (and I guess from STD, too), if I removed or plugged in the power adapter in the meantime. It displays the last ...
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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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Display battery percentage for mouse and keyboard

I've recently bought myself a new Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard set. To get these working in Ubuntu 14.04, I first paired them (unifying USB) using Winblows then I installed Solaar. The issue ...
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My laptop stops working when I open the lid after some period of time

Recently my laptop started to freeze when I reopen the lid after some period of time. The only thing that helps is to hold the power button for a few seconds and boot the laptop again. I have no idea ...
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Laptop battery always discharging

I have a fully up to date Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus X550DP laptop. My problem is that the battery is always discharging. When I plug the AC adapter in, it charges battery up to around 96% and stops ...
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laptop monitor brightness always maximum upon charging

My laptop monitor brightness is set to maximum whenever I connect it to charging. I have gone to the brightness settings and changed this, but the problem repeats when I charge my laptop again...what ...
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hdparm will not set spindown for disks 14.04 server

I have 4 HDD, one WD and 3 Identical generic brands. I have edited /etc/rc.local to change hdparm -B to 127 for the 3 generic drives (WD is unsupported and probably handles itslef) and -S to 180 for ...
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How to stop screen going black after 10 min

My OS is Lubuntu 13.04. After 10 mins of inactivity the screen goes black. What I did to stop it without effect: uninstalled xscreensaver completely in power setting I set to never blank the screen ...
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Power management failure and /usr/bin/sudo must be owned by uid 0 and have the setuid bit set

A few days age I purchased a new laptop, Asus X751MD, and I installed the 64 bit Kubuntu version of 14.10. After installing some programs and restarting the computer, I got the power management ...
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Power management and overheating

I have a HP envy 14. And dual booting windows 8 and Linux ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that it sometimes gets a little hotter than when booted with windows. Also I see that Linux "eats" the power. ...
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How to put system to sleep instead of hibernate?

I am a newbie to Ubuntu, there doesn't seem to be any option to put the laptop to sleep instead of hibernate (suspend). Is there any way to put it to sleep instead?
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How can I control HDD spin down time?

I have 2 HDDs in my PC. Ubuntu is turning off the secondary HDD very quickly after about 15 minutes, which is short for me. I need to control this time. How can I do it? I tried GNOME power ...
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Can't suspend Ubuntu

I have an HP n008tu x360 laptop and whenever I click suspend from the menu the screen goes blank, the power button stays lit and I still hear the fan. On Windows, when I click sleep, I can't hear ...
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How to prevent my screen from either dimming or the screen-lock starting when watching YouTube?

My screen brightness used to dim after a few seconds to preserve battery. This is default in Ubuntu 12.04. However when watching video it should not dim. This works correctly when I watch videos ...
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How to stop brightness changes (screen dimming) on low battery?

Ubuntu 14.10 automatically adjusts screen brightness on low battery. It does so despite explicitly being set not to. How to prevent this behaviour? I'd like the brightness to stay on the manually ...
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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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how can I run my script automatically on ac switching

So, I wan't to run it when start work on AC and this or better other script when start work from battery I tried /etc/acpi/power.sh adding symlink to /etc/laptop-mode/battery-start It seems to ...
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power button on fluxbox: how to “intercept”

When I press the power button, my computer shuts off. No warning. It is a software shutoff (A "ubuntu screen" apears for a time). This is inconvenient for me, because the power button is the only ...
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inspiron 1720 ubuntu 14.04 no battery switch over after removing power. power indicator is at 52%

Basic problem: NO battery switch over after removing power. It just dies. My battery indicator is gradually going down - currently its at, 52%, over the last five weeks from 62%. All suspension ...
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Maas Check Power State - Error: Unknown power_type 'ether_wake'

I have etherwake installed and Maas can use it to power on the nodes, but it can't shut them down and the "Check power state" button yields the error: Error: Unknown power_type 'ether_wake'. Am I ...
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Battery management on Ubuntu

It seems like battery management in ubuntu is not as good as in Windows (at least for me), The battery in windows last for longer time. Another thing My laptop is on charge most of the time, but ...
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What is the difference between these power warning settings, and are they the only ones?

What exactly is the difference between percentage-low, percentage-critical, percentage-action when dealing with battery power on a laptop? What exactly does each of them mean? My current settings ...
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How do I determine exactly why my computer is unexpectedly shutting down?

For a while now, in both Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10, my laptop shuts down suddenly and unexpectedly. This only happened when the computer was on battery power, and only when the power seemed to get within ...
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MATE - Missing Suspend and Hibernate buttons, pressing power button shutdowns system immediately

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.5 with all updates and with MATE 1.8.1 from PPA. With recent update I can't suspend or hibernate from mate-power-manager. If I press the power button the system shutdowns ...
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Run command as root when waking from suspend

The mechanical hard drive on my netbook keeps spinning up and down. That makes an annoying sound and is bad for its health. I run sudo hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda and that stops it untill a suspend/wake ...
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Power manager GUI settings (not to shut down the display) are not followed

I want my laptop not to turn off monitor when on AC power under any circumstance. And yet it becomes dark after a while - 10 minutes I guess. I think the Xfce GUI settings involved are these here: ...
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System restarts whenever ethernet cable is connected (and system is not connected to power source)

I have a strange problem with my Ubuntu 14.04 system. If my laptop is not connected to a power source, and I plug in my ethernet cable, the system restarts. It's an AMD processor with ATI radeon ...
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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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Battery percentage won't go up while charging

I have HP notebook with a healthy battery. Problem is that when I try to charge it, system displays time remaining to charge and also percentage of the charge in the menu bar, but it stays stuck on ...
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Command to sleep (put into low power state) and scheduled task to wake back up [duplicate]

I can use sudo pm-hibernate to put my laptop into a low power state, but I have to press the power button to turn it back on. Is there a way I can put it into a low power state that can then be turned ...
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battery discharges in a strange way on Lenovo Ideapad Z500

I've a Lenovo ideapad Z500 laptop with Windows only energy management software (my battery stop charging at 60% for long lasting life). Setting the threshold from Windows, it remains also with Ubuntu ...
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Screen dim while brightness set to max on Xubuntu 14.04 everytime display turns off

I used to have an issue where every time my laptop would return from suspend, the screen was fully dim (as if brightness was at a minimum) even though the brightness setting was set to maximum - so I ...
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Docky is closing when I plug/unplug the AC cable

Every time I plug/unplug the power cable docky is closing. This thing is happening since I have updated to 14.04, also, my battery life seems to be shorter. I am using a toshiba satellite c55-A-1PX.