Questions tagged [battery]

Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.

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No warning for low battery

I have searched relevant questions and nothing seems to be helping. On ubuntu 20.04, all service packs up to date. I don't get low battery warning. The battery indicator shows around 30% when laptop ...
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Can I temporarily disable tracker-store and tracker-extract and tracker-miner to help save battery on my laptop?

I am really disappointed in my battery life on Kubuntu and I notice when I monitor htop, that these systemd daemons really are constantly eating cpu in the background. I don't know what they do, but ...
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Why does Ubuntu show battery and charge info when it is a desktop with no battery?

I've just installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a desktop computer. The motherboard is an Asus P5N7A-VM in a desktop case. There is no "battery" (other than the BIOS battery) and no charger, just a ...
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The esstimated time to empty is not correct and keeps changing

At 100%, it said that the battery should last for 2 and a half hours. The laptop has been running for 3 and a half hours and still running. The battery percentage is was changing between 6% to and 7%, ...
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Crontab scripts stops after device is opened from suspend

I'm using crontab for limiting the battery percentage of my asus laptop using the method provided in this link: How To Limit Battery Charging (Set A Charge Threshold) For ASUS Laptops On Linux The ...
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Disabled dedicated GPU powers on after suspend

I have a laptop with integrated AMD graphics and discrete Nvidia GTX 1650Ti. $ sudo lspci ... 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile] (rev a1) 01:00.1 ...
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Thinkpad X220 ubuntu clean install has jittery mouse touchpad when plugged in to charge

Hi I just reinstalled ubuntu on my thinkpad x220 and the mouse cursor touchpad is very jittery whenever i press my finger to it, making using ubuntu while plugged in very annoying to click on anything....
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Monitoring battery percentage using Gjs

I was looking to this answer to get an idea of how to get the value of the battery percentage. I modified the example using this documentation to the following code: const Gio = imports.gi.Gio; const ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 battery drain during hibernation

I have ASUS Zenbook UX425. This device runs on i7-1065G7 processor on 67Wh battery. This provides hours of regular work using Firefox/Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04. The problem comes when the notebook ...
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Prevent OS from shutting down on low battery

I know, when the battery is flat, the computer dies. That's not the question. My question revolves around the fact that the battery meter in my computer gives inaccurate readings. The battery in my ...
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How to increase battery capacity in ubuntu?

Battery capacity is way lower Windows provided more battery capacity as I need to charge my laptop (when on ubuntu) in every 1 and a half hour.
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Unable to change thresholds for low and critical battery

I have tried to change the low and critical battery thresholds but the OS still does not seem to recognize that. What I have tried: Changing /etc/UPower/UPower.conf to: UsePercentageForPolicy=...
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Slow startup and reduced battery before suspend in xubuntu after installing third-party graphics driver

I installed xubuntu 20.04 in my system a few days back & have had graphics issue from the get go. My system has amd vega 6 graphics card. After installing xubuntu there was a glitch in the display ...
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battery module to control charger to chrge till specific percentage

I wanted to ask if there is a battery software which limits the laptop to charge till only 80% just like what happens in samsung eco mode, I have a old laptop about 6 years old and don't want to ...
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20.04 Wakeup from wireless keyboard/mouse only works with AC power

Using Ubuntu 20.04 Recently I bought an external monitor to help my eyes. I have 14" FHD laptop. All was good, until I realized that if I was on battery power and laptop was suspended, it will ...
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Kubuntu battery drain even with TLP

I was exited to try kubuntu in dual boot with windows 10. But it makes my battery life less than windows 10, even with tlp installed and windows charge capped at 60%, low brightness and prime-selec on-...
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Battery rate information unavailable

I have a notebook model: hp 15-da0021, and have the problem that the battery does not charge I asked him acpi the battery percentage gaby@tardis:~$ acpi -V Battery 0: Unknown, 0%, rate information ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop - Only suspend after 10 minutes on battery

I have an Ubunutu 20.04 Desktop. It suspends after certain time without activity, no matter if it is powered. I want it to never suspend when powered, and suspend only after 10 minutes running on ...
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I want to control the setting of battery for msi laptop

I want to charge my battery up to 80 then stop thanks in advanced
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MacBook unable to power on after installing Ubuntu

I set up a dual boot of Ubuntu today (following this tutorial) and now my MacBook won’t power on. I hold the power button for as long as possible and nothing happens. However, I’m able to get some ...
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Is there a known way to get the battery to stop charging at 60% with Ubuntu on a Lenovo g50-30?

I recently setup dual boot to Ubuntu on my Lenovo g50-30. One of the reasons for doing this was because I was getting annoyed that 'conversation mode' (using Lenovo Energy Manager) was being reset ...
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GNOME power preferences application

Ok, I am asking this because I couldn't find anything on internet or S.E, or the newest post I found is from 2011.. I recently install Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad), and I noticed that ...
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HP laptop doesn't show battery percentage

Recently I dual-booted my Windows HP laptop with Ubuntu. Ubuntu doesn't detect a battery. At upstream kernel 5.4, the battery got detected but never went under 100%. If the laptop was booted plugged ...
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Battery and Screen Issues after switching from Windows 10 to Ubuntu (Lenovo Ideapad)

I recently switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS on my Lenovo Ideapad L340. I have discovered some problems though: On Windows there was this utility called Lenovo Vantage which could change ...
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Does the ACPI command reset estimated battery life remaining?

Im using my new Dell XPS 9500 and trying to work out battery life, does anyone know if the acpi command resets battery life estimated time remaining? sorry if this is a dumb question
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Laptop Not Charging

I have a samsung notebook 3 2015 model with intel core i3 2357m my laptop from today is not charging like it shows i have pluged in and it shows it is charging but my battery bar isn't rising from 18% ...
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battery power drain xps 13 [closed]

New Dell XPS 9310 with UBUNTU 20.04 preinstalled. BIOS updated to 2.2.0. On "sleep" lose about 5-10 % of battery overnight. On "off" (either by "shut down" cmd or 15 sec ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS machine heating

I am Using Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Machine with dual booting I have dual-booted both windows 10 & ubuntu 20.04 in the SSD (250GB). I have noticed that while using ubuntu fan speed is very high & ...
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GNOME Boxes: How to expose battery to guest OS?

I'm running a couple VMs via GNOME Boxes (libvirt qemu/kvm) on a Dell XPS 13. Unfortunately, these guest operating systems don't seem to understand they are running on notebook hardware, and hence do ...
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Can I configure Ubuntu Server to use a laptop battery as UPS?

Before I purchase a laptop for testing, I'm trying to figure out if Ubuntu Server can support or if there is a package to support using a laptop as a server with the laptop battery functioning as I'm ...
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Add custom indicator to lightdm-slick-greeter

I'm trying to add a custom indicator to the lightdm-slick-greeter I'm using. I have 2 batteries in my laptop and would like to be able to see both batteries on my loginscreen. I looked through a few ...
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Black Screen on fresh install of Ubuntu 21.04 can't turn laptop off

I just did a fresh install Ubuntu 21.04 on my laptop, Lenovo Ideapad 5 14ARE05 with AMD Ryzen 7 4700U CPU. Installed some programs, put it on Suspend from the menu. A few hours later, when I come back ...
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Automatically restore battery charging thresholds after replacing battery

When a laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad in my case) is used mostly plugged to the AC charger, two actions are recommended to extend battery lifespan: Most effective: Simply remove the battery, and use a "...
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Battery draining too fast

I have started using ubuntu and battery draining is too fast as compared to windows. I heard about TLP but it doesn't seem to help. I am running Ubuntu 20.04 as Asus Vivibook F571 with NVIDIA GTX 1650....
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Battery drops in chunks and too fast, also for charging

I bought this laptop last month, the battery percentage goes from 100% to 81% after a few minutes (like 4 or less) for example and without passing through other values, and then goes on, from 81% to ...
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Battery Status not showing in ubuntu 20.04

My laptop was on and suddenly battery status icon from the top right corner became invisible and a power icon started appearing, but that was not there previously. I have installed a battery indicator,...
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Battery drained out while i was working in Ubuntu and now i am unable to access to it [duplicate]

I use hp laptop with preinstalled windows 10 when I brought it, I dual installed ubuntu 20.04 in it after a couple of months while i was working in ubuntu the battery drained out and became 0 and it ...
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Issues on Macbook Pro 12,1 (ubuntu 20.10)

I recently installed ubuntu 20.10 on my Macbook pro 12,1 but I have some problems with: fan: run strong even at low temperatures battery percentage changes continuously Thanks in advance for helping ...
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High Battery Consumption and ACPI Issues

I have Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42 (AMD Ryzen 5 2500u + Radeon RX560X). Using kernel version 5.4.*. I am getting high battery drainage in Ubuntu 20.04. I have even tried using TLP and Powertop, but all ...
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How to get charging alert in Ubuntu?

How to get a charging alert in Ubuntu? I am using a laptop. At the time of using the laptop suddenly goes to shut down because ubuntu not giving the low battery alert. So pls help me!
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Different behaviour when closing laptop lid depending on power source - Ubuntu 20.04

I am new to using Ubuntu and I wanted to replicate my laptop's behaviour from when I was running Windows. I would like to make it so that closing the lid triggers a different action depending on the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 freezing on adding pcie_aspm=force in grub file

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 fresh. In order to reduce battery drain I added TLP and also edited a line in /etc/default/grub from GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to ...
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How do I limit battery charging to 80% on Ubuntu?

I'm using a Dell XPS 13 7390 and am wondering if this is possible. I can do this in Windows but the Dell power management app doesn't seem to be available for Ubuntu.
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Battery Icon missing and settings slow 20.04

the battery icon in the topbar is missing. There is a place for it but it is blank. The pull down menu has a blank line that expands to show "Power Settings". When I go to power settings, it ...
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Will TLP work with HWE kernel?

I'm currently on Ubuntu 20.04 and I'm using TLP to set the battery charge threshold on my ThinkPad. I've read around that now it should be possible to have kernel 5.8 with HWE, so I decided to switch ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad E15 (AMD R7, Radeon) - Battery Problem

I've bought a brand new ThinkPad E15 a few days ago and unfortunately have to find that the battery is constantly empty. It even discharges when the notebook is in sleep mode. This morning, for ...
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Ethernet Adapter (enp2s0) taking up power when not connected

I started using Ubuntu on my laptop recently. I noticed that the battery life was very poor and I took a lot of steps to try and extend the battery life. I installed TLP and powertop to monitor and ...
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Power management issues! [duplicate]

I'm using an HP-15BS542TU laptop. I have been using it for the past 4 years with Windows 10. I recently installed Ubuntu about 2 months ago. While on windows, my laptop lasted 10 hours on a full ...
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Will the custom battery settings set in Windows Power Manager hold when I dual boot with Ubuntu and use Ubuntu instead of Windows?

So, I used Windows Power Manager to limit my batter threshold to 60%. Will that hold when I am using Ubuntu in a dual boot system or will the battery charge to 100%. Currently my battery percentage is ...
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Does Marco's compositor affect battery life and/or performance?

I am new to Ubuntu/Linux, so please bear with me. I am using Ubuntu MATE on a laptop, and I'd like to optimize battery life as much as I can. I noticed that the Marco window manager can be set to have ...

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