Questions related to power management, particularly power saving measures.

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How to control of battery charging/discharging limits?

I'm running HP 530 laptop and Ubuntu 10.04. My old battery is died some times ago, so I have got the new one. I'd like to get possibility to change the limits when the charger starts to charge ...
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Ubuntu still shuts down after I plugged my charger in

On Kubuntu when my battery is dying and I plug my charger in, it says "All suspensions have been cancelled." On Ubuntu or more accurately, Unity-based distors, it still shuts down after plug in my ...
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How to count battery cycles?

Like most user that have searched about knows, Manufacturers ACPI implementation is a mess. And for most of our laptops, battery infos are unavailable or wrong (on a dell inspiron 15z, the rate is ...
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Lubuntu - xfce4-power-manager alternative

Can I uninstall xfce4-power-manager and set my suspend settings somewhere else? How would I be able to check my battery status? I would like to get rid of xfce4-power-manager because of my problems ...
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Secondary battery not found?

I've got a Asus TX300 running Ubuntu 13.04. This is a laptop tablet hybrid which has secondary battery in the dock. This battery is not detected by Ubuntu as far as I can see. Ran this while docked: ...
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How to tell if laptop was woken by rtc?

Say I set my laptop to wake every morning with rtcwake (e.g. echo $(date +%s 'tomorrow 08:00') > /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm in a cron job or in /etc/pm/sleep.d/99-set-alarm.sh). Now, I'd like ...
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How do I control the fan on a Apple Mac Mini?

I am running 12.04 LTS on Apple mini hardware (about 4 years old). The fan seems to run non-stop. "ThinkFan" is installed but I do not know how to use it in order to modulate fan speed. The ...
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xfce4-power-manager keeps restarting after suspend

In a clean install of Xubuntu 12.04, the xfce4-power-manager keeps restarting after suspend. If i quit the program and restart it, it keeps restarting. If i quit the program and restartit a few ...
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Battery not working/charging but detected

i have a thinkpad t 410 and ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. everything worked fine for a long time, but since a week or so my battery is not working properly any more (orange battery light flashing) it ...
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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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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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Battery Icon does not work properly for dual batteries

I have two batteries for my laptop, one is the built-in battery and the other comes from keyboard (X1 Helix if you want to know how that works). The way it works is: laptop draws power from ...
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Determine which device resumed PC from suspend

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 as a HTPC and have configuring the PC to resume from suspend in order to record scheduled live TV programs. This part works fine. What I want to do now is determine what ...
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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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Hack Battery Preference for Gnome 2 MATE on Ubuntu 13.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on my 32-bit computer. However, I missed the Gnome Desktop Environment so I installed MATE 2. I have encountered a problem with the battery preferences. I don't want to put ...
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How to temporarily disable Xfce monitor power off via bash

I have set up my monitor to go off after some minutes of inactivity, but when watching an internet stream in a browser this is unwanted, thus I'd like to have bash command that to disable (and later ...
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fglrx and the broken atieventsd daemon (+maybe improve your battery life for AMD card owners)

I've been playing about with these things lately, and discovered a couple of things about the fglrx driver on Ubuntu that I thought worth sharing in the context of a broader question. The atieventsd ...
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Simulate AC Power Plug/Unplug

can someone tell me how can I simulate AC power plug/unplug in Ubuntu 13.10? I would like to create a script, that do something when AC power is plugged/unplugged, but is really annoying to ...
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Battery indicator stuck at 98% percentage

Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit, used to work fine but lately battery applet with percentage says 98% at boot but doesn't drain (though obviously battery is draining). How can I reboot the applet/make it work ...
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Keep External HDMI Monitor ON

I am running XBMC (Frodo) on an Asus U47A laptop (Intel Sandybridge graphics) with Ubuntu 12.04. The laptop is connected to an older Phillips 27" tube HDTV via HDMI. What I would like is for XBMC to ...
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Disabling suspend/sleep/hibernate on a headless Xubuntu

I'm running Xubuntu 13.10 headless via ssh and tmux. Whenever I leave the machine, making sure to have a tmux session opened, it will invariably crash after about an hour. The sign it has crashed is ...
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Apple aluminium keyboard hub is supplied to little power

I have an Apple aluminium keyboard with an integrated hub. On Mac OS X, I'm able to connect both my mouse and a USB pen drive while on Linux, the power limit is exceeded when connecting more than one ...
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How can I make multiple monitors go to standby independently?

I have a two-monitor setup. One monitor I use all the time, the other sometimes. I find myself switching the second monitor on and off quite frequently, so as not to be distracted by its contents. Is ...
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How to check what suspends? Lubuntu saucy

I have a Nokia Booklet 3G and I have a problem (not one, actually) with Poulsbo suspend/resume. I installed Lubuntu saucy (beta), which runs smoother than previous versions (it actually boots, unlike ...
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How can I prevent close session/shutdown/reboot when certain console program is executing?

I want to disable close session/shutdown/reboot from Gnome (Unity/Lightdm) when lftp is executing. Is there any way? Perhaps with polkit?
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Ubuntu restarts on shutdown/hibernation commands, instead of shutdown

Friends, Whenever I am going to shutdown/hibernate my Ubuntu PC its restarting after completing their process. Mean to say if press shutdown button its shutdown properly and switch off the display but ...
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Disable HDMI sound out, for decrease power consumption

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop I'm looking for a way to decrease power consumption. This is output of powertop command Power est. Usage Events/s Category Description 1.30 W ...
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Lenovo u310 will not charge when turned on

I've looked around and had several friends have a look but we cannot figure this out. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Lenovo U310. The laptop charges fine when the laptop is off but it will not charge ...
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12.10 shutdown/power-up issue

I have just upgraded to 12.10 on a Shuttle XPC which I use mainly for XBMC and have a problem with shut down/power up. When I shut down from within XBMC the box seems to shut down correctly, but it ...
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Getting the external hard-drive faster into standby

Currently, my external hard-drive is going into standby after 15 minutes of inactivity. How can I reduce this period to e.g. 5 minutes? Using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit with Gnome Shell. Thanks in advance! ...
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How to make that closing the lid hibernate the system even if there's a secondary monitor connected?

I enjoy my Ubuntu laptop and the automatic hibernate on lid closing. Unfortunately the hibernation doesn't take place when closing the lid while an external monitor is plugged in. The monitor is only ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Battery efficiency issue in Ubuntu 14.04

I have an HP Probook 440 G2, with an intel core i5-4210U processor. I have dual boot windows 8.1 installation. I get approx 5+ hours of battery backup in Windows 8.1 and approx 2+ hours in Ubuntu. My ...
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Macbook 9,1 Ubuntu 14.04 keyboard issues on resume

I have read many similar post and tried nearly all post to no avail. Screen and keyboard illuminates; but no keys actually work. (I tried the F6 trick too) Trackpad does allow me to move the ...
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GRUB boot options in Refind

I'm trying to lower the power consumption on my Macbook Air with the steps at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookAir6-2/Trusty#Finetuning_Powersave_functions but I can't seem to get tlp stat to ...
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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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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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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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How can i use powertop to save power utilized in a perticular variable

I want to access the power utilization in c code and save it to some variable. is it possible using power top
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DisplayPort does not work on 14.04

I have a new Dell 2713HM screen in my office and I could not make the Displayport output work. It just went into power saving mode. The same screen and cable works on my college's desktop and he uses ...
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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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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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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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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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Suspend broken: pm-suspend fails due to /sys/power/* being a Read-only file system

My System 76 laptop running 14.04 won't suspend. Running sudo pm-suspend fails with the following in /var/log/pm-suspend.log: Running hook /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/94cpufreq suspend suspend: ...
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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 ...