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Elementary OS 6 on a Slimbook Pro X 15 problems

I'm a proud Elementary OS patreon and I installed odin on my new Slimbook Prox 15 intel/nvidia gtx 1650 max-q. After I installed nvidia drivers I select on-demand mode with prime-select, after that ...
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Brightness adjustment broken - Lenovo Yoga 6 13ARE05

Installed 5.1.7 Hera on my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 6 13ARE05); everything except brightness control seems to be working great. Brightness keyboard controls and System Settings -> Power -> Display ...
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Elementary OS becoming very slow on long usage

I'm using Elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera on a Toshiba laptop. Since the couple of days,I've been using Eos for very long periods(~10-12 hours) straight. So,when I'm not using the laptop,I'll simply put it ...
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System doesn't go to sleep but shows login/lock screen

I have installed Elementary OS Hera on Macbook Air from 2010. It works quite nice but one of the issues I noticed lately is that it doesn't go to sleep but just locks the screen and displays login ...
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Prevent desktop from sleeping or suspending while using SSH

I have a desktop that has Elementary installed. I often use the desktop remotely, over SSH through local LAN or with Tailscale, but I am often disconnected from my session when using SSH. I found this ...
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Bad redrawing in browser after suspend

the redrawing of the pixels scrolling in the browser when it exits suspend is wrong.
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Why is my Macbook Air not “suspending” after I close the lid?

Hello & thanks in advance for the help. I am currently set to "suspend" when the lid is closed for when "plugged in" and "on battery". System Settings > Power > ...
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Automatic suspend

The "automatic suspend" function is good and makes sense. Just in one usage scenario it does not make sense as it works now, When I am watching a movie or listening to music (while being on ...
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Automatically adjust brightness in Power Settings

Has this worked for anyone, like, ever? It has absolutely no effect for me, I am on latest everything, Dell XPS 9550. At first, I thought it was because there was a problem with the bundled Camera app ...
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CPU frequency control tool?

I am currently on Pop!_OS with Gnome. My preferred DE is Pantheon/Elementary OS. I need to toggle back and forth between CPU performance states based on my workload. Basically, whether I am doing ...
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My Elementary OS can't turn off after update

My Elementary OS is really perfect and I do like it very much. It is Hera 5.14. However my machine can't shutdown or power off. When I select shutdown from the right top of the screen, the screen got ...
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No power to start button

I loaded Elemental on a computer running Kubuntu to test it.It loaded well and looked good but I wanted to make sure my partitions were ok, I hit the install Elemental by mistake. I shut the computer ...
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failure to turn off display

I wanted to turn off my display when I lock. I am hoping to link the command to a shortcut but I cant turn off my display. tried sleep 1 && xset dpms force off The display just turns back ...
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My laptop suddenly turns off while in use. How can I fix it?

I have a HP Elitebook 830 G5 with a i5-8250 processor. It is dual booted with Windows 10 and Elementary OS. On the Windows side I have never had this issue but when using Elementary OS the laptop ...
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Suspend / Turn off screen when idle in less than 5 minutes interval?

Ladles and Jellyspoons. How can one change the Suspend / Turn off screen settings to interval smaller than 5 minutes ie. turn off screen after 1 minute and suspend the laptop after 2 minutes when ...
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Battery Indicator Not Appearing Surface Book 2

I just installed Elementary Hera 5.1.3. This is my system config: I have also tried installing this: https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface But it didn't help. Did I do something wrong?
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How to get elementary os to stay awake

I have elementary os 5.0 Loki installed on a Dell Latitude e6410. This machine will not stay awake whether it's on battery or plugged in! I will go and set the sleep time to never in power settings ...
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Hibernate and Power Off options

In power options I don't see any option to shutdown when I press the power ON button, or the option to hibernate when I close the laptop lid. I wonder why, as this is what I use in Windows. I would ...
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macbook hardware specs INCLUDING battery

I am looking for where to find my specific computer hardware spec's, including my battery. I have a 2009-10 macbook pro and its needing a new battery. So, I need to find the battery size and make sure ...
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Suspend on elementary Juno has been broken

Suspend was working perfectly fine until yesterday. I mean, closing the lid, pushing the power button and selecting suspend from the power menu was well, suspending the system. As of today, doing any ...
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Computer always Suspends when Its selected as Never [duplicate]

I needed some help with the power options on Elementary OS Juno. In the power options I have selected that computer should never suspend and that only the monitor would turn off after 15mins. No ...
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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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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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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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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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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 [closed]

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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Elementary os goes black when not touched for long

When not touched for long elementary OS goes black with a small underscore at top left corner & when pressed any key pc doesn't wake up
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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 [closed]

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 ...