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Questions tagged [power]

Questions about power consumption on elementary OS

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Hibernate after logon

I installed Elementary OS in my laptop (I3, 500 HDD, 4GB Ram) and everytime that I start the laptop, it hibernates and don't work. I also tried with Ubuntu and the same problem occurs. Anyone knows ...
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WiFi disconnects after a period of time

Since updating to release-juno, from release-loki, the wifi disconnects after a period of time (around 15-20 minutes). I'm using a Toshiba Satellite. I've checked the power settings, and when plugged ...
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Power usage NVIDIA on Juno

I noticed that after upgrading from Loki to Juno my battery life was severally decreased. I have a Dell XPS 9550 with a NVIDI GeForce(R) GTX 960M. I've installed tlp and tlp-rdw I've addded the ...
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How to disable suspend after locking screen

I like to lock my pc with win key + L and leave it running background task. But I find it always get suspended after about 20 min. I tried to turn off lock and suspend in System Settings(Power and ...
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Power Configuration Seems to Not Be Respected by OS

Recently installed Juno based off recommendation from a friend. The issue I'm currently facing is my laptop (Dell XPS 13), even though I've configured to never suspend on both Plugged and Unplugged, ...
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My laptop shuts down instead of suspending/hibernating when power is drained. How can I fix this issue?

The system shuts down on its own when the battery is drained. After restarting the laptop, all of my previous work is gone.
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My laptop takes forever to hibernate. How can I solve this problem?

My laptop has 4GB physical RAM and the swap partition is of 6GB. Hibernation is enabled but it takes infinite time to Hibernate the system. How can I hibernate my laptop?
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Is it possible to configure different power management settings for plugged\unplugged?

In windows and Ubuntu (and other distro's) it's possible to assign different power management settings for when on battery power vs plugged. For example, I'd like the PC to sleep when i close the lid ...
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elementaryOS takes to power, the logo screen flashes

I installed elementaryOS in my notebook today and when it finished the installation, I restarted the notebook and it was in the screen of the logo, it was blinking and it took a long time to enter. ...
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power button shutdown instead of suspend on login screen

in power settings I configured the power button to suspend and it works, however the system still shuts down when it is in login screen after pressing the power button. is there anyway to fix this?
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Auto suspend not working on pc but power button suspends fine.

I am running Elementary OS and the auto suspend does not work. My monitor dims at the specified time interval but the computer does not sleep. If I press the power button the pc goes to suspend mode ...
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How to auto adjust screen brightness?

I have the "automatic adjust brightness" option enabled on Power settings, but it doesn't seem work. I would like the display brightness to reduce automatically when the charger is unplugged. Is ...
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How to improve battery life on MBP 2015?

I really like elementary os, i installed it on my 15" MBP 2015 -- however the battery life is pretty bad. I get about 3 hours maximum if i'm lucky -- this is much less than the 10 hours i'm used to on ...
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Screen lock prevention when playing video on OS level?

My question isn't how to prevent screen locks/screen turning off / suspend, that question is answered here: Prevent screen locking while watching videos My question is shouldn't this be solved on an ...
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Can I use TLP for power management (Dell XPS 15 9560)

How is power management being done in Elementary at the moment? Power managing the NVidia GPU seems important, and at the moment this is the only article I can find http://www.akitaonrails.com/2017/03/...
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Suspend shuts down my laptop

My laptop (Dell XPS 13) started shutting itself off every time I closed the lid. At first, I thought that maybe something was changed in my power settings but lo and behold, it's set to suspend when ...
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How to solve resume from suspend on MBP 2,1 17" 2006

Had to remove all of the Power settings related to resume (to 'do nothing') on my machine due to suspend not waking machine properly. Screen remains black. Note: sometimes MacOS SnowLeopard did have ...
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elementary OS lacks wakeup from usb controls [closed]

I implemented the procedure from this link -> http://bernaerts.dyndns.org/linux/74-ubuntu/220-ubuntu-resume-usb-hid but would be awesome if this was "out of the box" from elementary OS.
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elementary logs out when screen goes blank

When I set my power setting to blank the screen after a set amount of time when the screen goes blank it logs me out of elementary. When I log back in I have to restart my applications. elementary is ...
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Power Settings limited

Elementary OS is better than sliced bread but there are just a few small niggles one of them is that the power settings are consistent between charge and battery when it would make sense to separate ...
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“Turn off screen when inactive for” doesn't work

I use Loki and my desktop never turns screen off when inactive my computer. Actually this feature was working until a few weeks ago. Is there any chance to overcome this issue?
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System shuts down abruptly after waking up

I have recently installed Loki on Dell Inspiron 7560 (i7) laptop with 8 GB of RAM and 4 GB of Swap. The system works fine for most of the time but when waking up after sleep and plugging in/out makes ...
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caffeine how to work it

I just installed Elementary Loki How do I get caffeine to work? It does not show up. If I run it from the term.. I get PyGIWarning: Gtk was imported without specifying a version first. Use gi....
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How to increase battery performance? [duplicate]

I am using elementary OS 0.4 Loki on my LENOVO ThinkPad Edge E125. Everything is fine except battery performance. The battery lasts hardly 1 hour what was previously almost 3 hours. What should I do?
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TLP Power Management disables USB devices in my ASUS UX305 ultrabook. Needs restart!

I recently had Elementary OS (Loki) installed in my Asus UX305 (Dual Boot option). Out of the box, the notebook came with windows 10 home. I took some body's help in the installation as it was not ...
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How to bind power button to choice what I want

I don't know if when can, but I would like when I press Power Button to ask me my choice (shutdown/reboot/cancel). I search on dconf but there is no value for choice. Is it possible ? sorry for my ...
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How to enable hibernate option in menu? [Loki]

My power menu looks the following and I want to have a hibernate option: In Freya I was able to activate the hibernate option by following the steps outlined in this answer. I tried the same steps in ...
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Computer doesn't get past BIOS start, screen goes black

Today (02.09.16) I was updating the available security package on my computer when its battery died. Yes I know that all updates should be done with computer connected but I simply forgot and the ...
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Screen keeps dimming no matter what I set in power options

My screen is dimming and then completely black afters some inactivity period - but in power settings I've got "Dim screen when inactive" switched off. Is there any setting I am missing ? Freya 0.3.2
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Why is there no option to change what closing the lid does on a laptop? [duplicate]

Why is there no option to change what closing the lid does on a laptop? it is really troublesome
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OS Freya only boots in recovery mode and doesnt hibernate

I installed Freya as a dual-boot to Windows. First its not working anyway so I searched the posts and get Grub repaired by purging and fixing it with Boot Repair. That let me boot into Freya some time,...
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Overheating Issue on MacbookAir 6,2

Its a horrible experience to use Freya on MacbookAir 6,2. I have tried many methods such as tlp, powersave, thermald and pstate enabling to minimize the heating issue. I finally found a better method: ...
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sleep mode not working when is plugged in [closed]

I've set the configs to go to sleep after 30 minutes of inactivity when the laptop is plugged in but there's just a notify that indicates the laptop will go to sleep because of inactivity soon but it ...
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elementary OS Freya System Crashes

My computer is running elementary OS freya , but after working for some time my computer freezes. I can move the cursor all right but when I click on anything it does not respond. if i shut down my ...
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Power management : “do nothing” when laptop is closed [duplicate]

In Freya there is no way to specify an action for What to do when the laptop lid is closed (eg do nothing, hibernate, turn off etc.) Unfortunately when I close my laptop, that is connected to my HDTV ...
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Audio powering off for GTX 670 [closed]

My audio keeps turning off unless there is a sound playing. I'm using a GTX 670 using HDMI to my monitor. Is this a power saving feature? If so, how can I turn it off?
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How to change laptop lid close behaviour (to not suspend when the lid is closed)

In other OSes, in the power settings I am able to configure a laptop's 'Close lid' behaviour. Options are like: Hibernate Sleep Power off Do nothing I do not see such an option in elementary OS ...
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Power menu lacks restart command

The power menu in the right upper corner lacks restart. If I press physical power button i get a menu containing the restart. Also the suspend in the right upper corner seems to work differently ...
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Elementary OS system setting for power has problem [closed]

If I set Turn off screen when inactive when plugged in then the same value is also in On battery. So I cannot set right for only when plugged. This must be a bug either in my setup or in Freya. ...
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Lenovo Ideapad y510p overheats on Freya [duplicate]

I noticed recently a rather low performance in 3D games that are usually very little demanding for my machine, such as Team Fortress. This game can be run with no issues using only one of the GPUs, ...
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Says laptop battery is 100% but its not completely

Hi the wingpanel indicator says the battery is 100% charged. When i click on to the battery statistics it shows that it is just shy of being full but is no longer charging and is labeled as charged. ...
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Problem with Graphics/locking up [closed]

Sometimes, when the computer screen goes off, my laptop will flash the screen on black for a second, give me a cursor for less time that, and then go off. It then repeats this indefinitely. When I was ...
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How to hibernate Freya?

I installed Freya three days ago on my main machine, and I faced some issues with the hardware. But I got it to work at last. But the lack of hibernation support in Freya is causing me to seriously ...
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Prevent suspend no matter what?

I'm running Freya on a MacBook Pro 2013 edition. Suspend doesn't ever work as planned. It takes quite a while to actually get to sleep and it'll often wake itself back up again, and when it does, it ...