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Elementary OS is draining my battery

Linux in general doesn't have so well implemented battery saving techniques as windows out of the box but that doesn't mean you cannot try to improve things. Take a look at this article which gives ...
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Battery icon not updating

This is a known bug, and is being tracked and worked on: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-power/+bug/1315434
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How to optimize elementary OS for maximal battery life time on laptops?

Copy and paste the solution (at least for me): sudo add-apt-repository ppa: linrunner/tlp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw indicator-cpufreq Now, edit grub. Execute the ...
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Could terminal transparency be causing battery drain in Hera?

Running this command will remove the transparency effect in Terminal: gsettings set io.elementary.terminal.settings background 'rgb(46, 46, 46)' To return to default, run: gsettings set io.elementary....
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Why my laptop battery is discharged so fast with Elementary OS?

I would recommend installing TLP which will help conserve battery power. sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:linrunner/tlp sudo apt update sudo apt install -y tlp tlp-rdw sudo tlp start Though if you ...
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elementary OS doesn't reconize my computer as Laptop. OS thinks I have a Desktop

Try to install the latest linux kernel from the ubuntu repositories, that's an issue with the asus-laptop driver.
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Battery information in Loki?

This was (and is) a Gnome application that you can run with the gnome-power-statistics command (if neeeded, it is in the gnome-power-manager package).
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5.1.7 Hera - awful battery performance

You can install the latest version of TLP using it's PPA following the steps below from this blog post. Install the necessary package for easily adding PPA’s. sudo apt -y install software-properties-...
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Screensaver in Elementary OS - how to disable it?

Finally I found working solution. Here it is: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver lock-delay 3600 gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver lock-enabled false gsettings set org.gnome....
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Poor battery life on ThinkPad T420

I've had issues with battery life before, and every time it turned out to be a faulty install. Try reinstalling the OS and it should fix the issue. Elementary doesn't use any different drivers battery-...
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Any app to turn off screen of a laptop?

For that I have a separate folder in my home folder - scripts I have a file for that - ~/scripts/turnscreenoff.sh which contents are: #!/bin/bash sleep 0.15; xset dpms force off sleep is needed ...
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My Laptop suddenly shuts down when the battery is on 75%

The problem is on hardware, i replaced the battery with a new one. Everything back to normal
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Battery Indicator not working

A kind person pointed me towards a special kernel for the Surface models, and after installing it, everything works as it should. https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface
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Battery low and full nothing notification

I have written a custom script that will do as shown below: Script: #!/usr/bin/env bash while true do export DISPLAY=:0.0 battery_percent=$(acpi -b | grep -P -o '[0-9]+(?=%)') if ...
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Battery consumption

My experience with low battery life on Linux has been that the two main culprits are the Video card and the screen. You can't do much about the second if you have a 4k screen. However, the Video card ...
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Battery consumption

My experience is that poor power consumption is caused by the video card running too hot and not knowing when to slow down. Have you tried to install a video driver to your video card? Try ...
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Unexpected Shutdown

Try installing tlp it's a must have for laptop power management, the default settings are great but it is also very customisable. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp $ sudo apt-get update $ ...
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Power usage NVIDIA on Juno

Update: Augustin found a better approach for using a SystemD service: One option to make this powertop tune permanent: Copy the command powertop executes when switching the nvidia tunable from bad ...
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Battery draining faster after installing Juno

Maybe you should install tlp for some battery saving. Is helped me so much, almost +2 hour of battery life compared to windows. sudo apt-get install tlp
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Power Settings limited

You have the option to dim the display automatically when you aren't using it (on battery). Also you can suspend your laptop automatically, saves much more energy than turning the screen off, and it ...
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Is it possible to show both percentage and remaining battery life on wingpanel?

Right click on the battery icon and click "Show Percentage"
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How to optimize elementary OS for maximal battery life time on laptops?

Make sure your descrete graphics are turned off I disabled it via an ACPI call. First check which VGA devices are in use: lspci | grep VGA This will show all the GPU's. Notice the state (rev xx, ...
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Dim screen with battery indicator and mousewheel on elementary os

The power indicator (package wingpanel-indicator-power) in elementary OS is not the same as the battery indicator of Ubuntu. This functionality does not exist here, so you cannot "activate" it.
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Battery Indicator only show 70% during charging

This is a known bug, and is being tracked and worked on: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-power/+bug/1315434
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