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I have a Toshiba L500-21T with Intel core I3 M330 2.13GHZ having 4 cores with Amd Mobility Rdeon 4500 Graphic card, 360Gb HD and 6GB DDR3 RAM.

How can I run my lappy smoothly while giving me reasonable battery life and less heat generation. [I don't want to use a cooler.]

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  • This may help: askubuntu.com/questions/124292/… – user100543 Oct 24 '12 at 16:35
  • Check this out. Search for System Requirements on this page. You look good to go though! – drN Oct 24 '12 at 17:09
  • check this: askubuntu.com/questions/93654/… – Suhaib Oct 27 '12 at 1:31
  • I run 12.10 as a secondary OS on my laptop, booting off of an external HDD. My specs are much worse than yours, and i get about 4 hours of bat life by turning the backlight down. Other than the backlight, what kind f power saving features does ubuntu have? – acolyte Apr 8 '13 at 13:28

try installing jupiter

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jupiter

this may work


This may be what you are looking for;


TLP is a power management tool for Linux. It brings you the benefits of advanced power management without the need to understand every technical detail.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tlp
  • Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – guntbert Apr 7 '13 at 17:44
  • Never heard of this before :-D ... so is this better than jupiter? – Rinzwind Apr 8 '13 at 12:45
  • Try before & after with PowerTOP. – fleamour Apr 8 '13 at 16:13
  • askubuntu.com/questions/285434/… – Qasim Jun 13 '13 at 14:30

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