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Ubuntu 20.04 sleep-inactive-battery-type hibernate not working

I am trying to make my laptop go to hibernate after some inactivity but it does not work. Hibernate (and suspend-then-hibernate, implentend via this) are working for themselves, tried via "sudo ...
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Ubuntu charging shows low battery (5%) all the time

I recently installed Ubuntu 22 as dual boot alongside windows. My Ubuntu always indicates that the battery is low all the time. It shows battery full when I plug in the charger, but gets back to ...
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No battery indications [closed]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on to a MSI Modern 14. However I have no indications of the battery level in the top menu or anywhere.
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Ubuntu 18 battery is charging but not increasing

I am using ubuntu 18 on a Razor Blade 15 laptop. Yesterday I used the laptop without AC, and the battery was used up and the laptop shut down. After I plugged in the AC charger, I could boot the ...
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AMD Ryzen Laptop ignores max CPU frequency set by tlp

This is on Kubuntu 22.04 LTS. To extend battery life of an Ryzen 9 5900HX laptop, I installed the tlp service and configured it in /etc/tlp.conf as follows (all configurations not mentioned here are ...
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uptime/tuptime Query

Because my umpc handles suspend/hibernation poorly, I've had to script a shutdown after timed idle. The main script: #!/bin/bash idletime=$((15*60*1000)) # 15 min in milliseconds #idletime=$((5*20*...
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Computer shuts down after I remove the charging cable on Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS. How can I solve this?

I have been experiencing a problem on Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS where my laptop shuts down as soon as I disconnect the charger. I have to reboot the laptop every time it shuts down. As far as I know, ...
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How can I stop speed throttling and ignore battery 'empty' 0% status? hardware mod, new battery not worth it

I have an old laptop, the battery's bms (circuitry to report status) broke, I replaced it, but wasnt able to get one that reports the % to the smbus on the laptop. I still get 3+ hours out of the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 constantly displays 0% battery

I'm having an issue where Ubuntu on my HP Spectre laptop seems to believe my battery is constantly at 0%, even if I've kept it plugged in for a long time. I know this is an issue with Ubuntu 20.04 ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 - Notebook doesnt boot up when running on battery

I have this problem for a long while after the installation of Ubuntu 22.04 in my notebook. If I’m working on it, plugged to electricity, and unplug it to emulate an outage, I can keep working ...
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Laptop Lenovo T15p Gen 2 with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS consumes battery very fast

I just got a new laptop Lenovo T15p Gen 2 and remove the Windows 10 and installed Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. The problem is that the battery gets drained very fast. I installed the last bios version and check ...
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HP Zbook 15 G2 battery not charging with Ubuntu 22.04

On my HP Zbook 15 G2 I've switched from windows to Ubuntu 22.04. This works except that the battery is no longer charging. It's stuck at 0% with the charging symbol on, stating it's "estimating&...
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Ubuntu 21.10 - My battery icon doesn't show my battery charging when plugged in

When my battery is low, I'll plug in my charger and hear the sound it makes to let me know it's charging, but the icon still shows a red low battery icon. I can get the icon to show it's charging by ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 does not start after battery went dead

My battery went dead when using Ubuntu 20.04. I use an old Dell Latitude 6400. I charged it and then tried to start ubuntu but it did not start. I can't even enter the BIOS. It says "Press to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 reads incorrect battery level to critical which causes laptop to shutdown

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad P2 running Ubuntu 20.04. I am getting critically low battery level even though I have more than 80% charge at times. Due to this, my laptop shuts down within a minute or two ...
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Serious battery life impact since upgrading to 22.04

Since upgrading from 21.10 to 22.04, the battery life on my XPS 9300 has dropped by 30-40%. It also started draining during sleep. I've tried auto-cpufreq without TLP, and I've tried TLP without auto-...
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My laptop battery "Is not charging" after recent update of Ubuntu

About two weeks ago after some system update of Ubuntu 21.10 my battery stopped charging when the power cord is plugged on the working system. If I close it's cover and plug cord in - it begin ...
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Thinkpad X1 6th gen (ubuntu 20:04) battery status appears incorrectly as not charging,

attempted to log on to my machine this morning but it froze once I entered my password. I hard reset the machine and since then it appears as "not charging" but has stayed at 95% for over 3 ...
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How will Ubuntu handle battery replacement in a laptop?

The battery in my Dell Inspiron 17 laptop is terrible and I'd like to get a replacement. Of course I have Ubuntu (20.04) installed, and I'd like to know how it will handle the replacement. Will I be ...
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How to find USB port in `acpitool -w` output row?

While trying to turn on charging on battery for the usb ports of a laptop using acpitool, I encountered some difficulties determining which Device name belongs to the/a USB port on which I would like ...
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Why is my laptop charger detected but not charging the laptop

I noticed just today that in the top right of my screen that my battery was not charging but i had my charger connected in the laptop itself, my laptop is a T460s Lenovo laptop and it has lights to ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 - Built-in power settings vs. TLP

I've just switched from ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04 and noticed the new version offers power management settings, to an extent. I suppose one shouldn't run tlp alongside it, but choose one or the other? And ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 shows discharging when plugged in and vise versa

I have installed Ubuntu 21.10 on lenovo flex 5 ryzen 7. it shows discharging when plugged in and charging when unplugged. Charger type Lenovo 65W type C it works fine when switched to windows.
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Chuwi Corebook X - Ubuntu 20.04 with kernel doesn't recognise battery. Is it fixable?

I bought Chuwi Corebook X i5-8th generation variant and after Ubuntu installation I can't check how my battery is doing, there is no battery percentage indicator. Did some digging and it seems that ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 hibernates instantly when power cord is unplugged

I'm running a Fujitsu Lifebook U Series with Ubuntu 20.04 and Windows 10 as dual boot. Every once in a while, when I detach the power cord, Ubuntu responds by going to hibernation immediately, meaning ...
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Set battery notification at specific percentage

I want to be notified when my laptop is at "x"% battery, how can i set this in my ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS ? Thanks in advance!
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Lenovo Ideapad Creator 5 won't charge the battery after I install Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS

Lenovo Ideapad Creator 5 won't charge the battery after I installed Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS before that it has Windows 10 which I had to replace with Linux. Another issue is that it has is the charging ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 battery is charged but shows empty

I just installed ubuntu 20.04 on my asus laptop and have been having battery issues ever since. The lights on the laptop show that the battery is fully charged while Ubuntu says it's critically low ...
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Battery drains rapidly

I'm using Lenovo G50 laptop. My battery drains much faster in comparison to Windows. I installed tlp to fix it but I realised that now my battery is draining even faster.What should I do?
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Battery is not charging and upower shows full even though its not

I have Ubuntu 20.04 on my Lenovo L13 Yoga. upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0 native-path: BAT0 vendor: Sunwoda model: 5B10W13935 ...
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Ubuntu LTS: Disable battery notification when plugged in

I'm running on a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. unfortunately, my battery is not new anymore and it struggles to keep the charge. As a result, I keep getting notified that my battery is about to ...
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I had trouble with charging netbook Lenovo x140e

I bought an old netbook. Windows 8 was installed on the netbook. The battery charge was a maximum of 39%. Working time was 1.5-2 hours. I reinstalled xubuntu 18.04 and it was 17%. Working time 20 ...
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Battery drain during suspend mode, when lid is closed (~20% in 8 hours)

Battery charege reduction during suspend mode (~20% in 8 hours) OS: Ubuntu 18.04 Kernel: 5.4.0-104-generic What I've tried: echo deep > /sys/power/mem_sleep (as root). Output: cat /sys/power/...
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Laptop (new) fails to start on half charged battery (hard shut off)

On a brand new Laptop, Ubuntu fails to start when on half charged battery. It otherwise works perfectly. The symptoms are: "bios" startup screen grub menu shows for a few seconds ubuntu ...
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battery problem while gaming

Hey guys im having this weird problem on Ubuntu 20.04 Everytime that im playing Rocket league (with heroic game luncher) After 20 minutes battery percentage drop down to 0 even though my AC is plugged ...
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Why does runtime power management switch from "good" to "bad" when switching to mains power?

As background, I'm trying to understand why my laptop always has its fan running when on AC power. I installed and ran the powertop tool. I noticed that various "tuneable" items shown by ...
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Battery drain on lenovo legion 5

My battery remains for about 2.5 hours on ubuntu, but in Windows it remains for about 7 hours, how to expand battery life on ubuntu ?, or how to turn off Nvidia GPU ? My laptop: Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6,...
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PC Wakes Up Immediately After Suspend

I replaced the button battery on the motherboard and now my PC wakes up immediately after suspend. I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.3LTS. A user at another site stated that this might be due to an inhibitor ...
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configure laptop to unsuspend when connected to external power

I have a frame.work ubuntu 21.10 laptop that I connect often to a usb-c hub that has a monitor, keyboard and mouse. I currently pull my laptop out and plug in the usb-c hub but then open the laptop ...
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NVIDIA X Server Settings - PRIME Profiles without Intel Power Saving option available

I have recently received an nvidia update on my Ubuntu 21.10 OS and I am now using nvidia-470, which does not let me use the intel graphics card. I used it for my daily laptop use, because it improved ...
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Need to get GUI app to shut off to many processes in 20.04.02 [duplicate]

Noob question... sorry! New question on old problem! Only a year old user and can't locate any apps installed except with hTop, and it's may be great, but way to overwhelming! The reason I wanted a ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 in dual boot randomly shutting down however Windows doesn't

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 in dual boot with Windows 10. My Laptop specs are: Lenovo Ideapad 520, Intel i5-8250u, Nvidia MX150. 8gigs in dual channel (2666Mhz). The problem only persists ...
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Can I make my laptop work on full performance from battery?

I need my laptop to work wirelessly (without charger plugged in) with several devices attached via USB (Arduino, lidar, camera, etc.), but when I unplug charger it automatically degrades performance. ...
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Ubuntu laptop extremely slow when charging

I have a HP laptop and something very awkward is happening. I am using Ubuntu 20.04. When the laptop is working on battery, everything is fine and the laptop works fantastic. But, when I plug in the ...
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High battery discharge on idle Ubuntu 20.04

I am using a brand new ASUS TUF Dash F15 gaming laptop, and on idle I have a battery discharge rate of 30W. I've made (100%) sure that I'm on my integrated graphics card (bbswitch, prime-select), but ...
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When tlp is enabled ubuntu desktop won't load after installing nvidia-drivers only when on battery

So I just installed nvidia-drivers on my laptop, and when connected to AC power it boots fine. But when I try to switch it on on battery, I get a black screen after booting instead of the ubuntu ...
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Battery-less MacBook Pro CPU is very slow

I have an Early 2011 era 13" MacBook Pro with an Intel Core i7-2620M CPU and have made the switch to Ubuntu because my laptop's MacOS support was dropped a few years ago. The battery has recently ...
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Battery status/indicator not showing in ubuntu 20.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my dual boot windows laptop. When initially installed Ubuntu 20.04 the battery status was showing, but after i run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade, ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Starts using Nvidia GPU when logging in when I want to use integrated graphics

I have recently moved to Ubuntu for the laptop (MSI) and found out that Ubuntu is forcing the computer to use the Nvidia graphics card, while I am trying to use the integrated graphics from the Intel ...
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battery indicator acting strange

Sometimes directly after booting my laptop the battery indicator shows 84 %. When I started up my laptop battery led was white ( fully charged ) and the battery health is 99 %. The startup procedure ...
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