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Questions about power consumption on elementary OS

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Suspend Not working - HP Spectre Laptop

HP Spectre Laptop not resuming or going into suspend mode correctly. Having to press and hold power button to get it to boot back into the desktop. Not using any proprietary nvidia stuff that I seem ...
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MacBook Pro Suspend state loops on and off

I recently installed Elementary OS as my only OS on a late 2015 MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Retina. All is well and I'm learning the basics of Linux as well as some intermediate stuff. I have an issue though, ...
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5.1.2 Hera - Power Settings - No Display Shutoff or Sleep

Running 5.1.2 on Ryzen 3800x and 5700xt connected via display port. Updated to latest Mesa drivers and Vulkan. Screen does not shutoff or go to sleep, it just locks and makes the background bright ...
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elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera not running scripts inside /lib/systemd/system-sleep

I'm trying to to execute a golang script every time my computer is going to sleep/resuming from sleep. Here is the script inside the /lib/systemd/system-sleep folder: #!/bin/bash if [ "${1}" == "pre"...
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Elementary OS 5.1 turn off screen on lock not working as expected

I am using laptop, connected to docking station with 2 external monitors. The problem is that when I want to lock the OS with Super + L keys, elemenntary OS is first shutting down the monitors for ...
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Jumpy touchpad while plugged in

I am running Juno on a Dell Latitude e6410 that has had issues with the touchpad being super jumpy and jittery... I just discovered that it runs smooth as butter when it's not plugged in. I switched ...
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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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Blinking power light, unable to boot from battery

Installed yesterday and cant boot without power cable. Power light just keeps blinking indefinitely. Any thoughts? Thanks