1. I can't set script (or by any other way through terminal) for making thresholds for battery charging, Also I know that Lenovo users provided tp_smapi kernel module which make this issue not considered as an unsolvable problem unless for Dell users, Also i tried this http://www.serkey.com/ubuntu-thinkpad-battery-threshold-tool-easy-script-bebzu4.html but it is not working for me, any solutions for controlling thresholds charging by any way?

  2. I think my laptop temperature getting high with no reason which makes it produces extra heat even if the laptop is in its idle state, considering also my trying to use Jupiter but it have not effect on the heat also in its power saving plan, so is there a way to make power plan to save the battery power?

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Try the TLP power management application. Lower power consumption should reduce heat. I've been using it on my Acer Aspire laptop and it has drastically lengthened life of the battery. Run these commands to install it:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw

Then reboot your computer or run sudo tlp start

If you're running on a Thinkpad, you must also install these:

sudo apt-get install tp-smapi-dkms acpi-call-tools

Hope this tool helps you!

  • TLP doesn't have any good approach affects my Laptop temperature, also what about battery charging thresholds ? Sep 20, 2013 at 20:45
  • I'm not very familiar with thresholds, but it looks like tp-smapi allows you to alter them. Check out this wiki page.
    – Steelsouls
    Sep 21, 2013 at 16:52

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