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I have gone through sites and instaled various battery saver tools like tlp lui I actually dont remember their exact name. But non of those helped to save my laptop battery. Windows 8.1 gives me 3 to 3.5 hour battery backup but mint just gives 2 hours. Please suggest me some good tools to enable battery saver in linux. Thank you

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Depending on the desktop environment you are using for Ubuntu and Mint will also play a role in how long your battery will last. For example Unity (Default for Ubuntu) will require more resources than LXDE. It's the same story for mint; if you are using KDE expect a higher amount of consumed resources.

I would recommend you try using different Desktop environments.

  • There are tools like tlp and laptop mode tool but they don't seem to preserve battery life – viper Jan 15 '16 at 4:25
  • Okay I have gone through articles and found ubuntu mate very suitable – viper Mar 26 '16 at 8:13

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