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How to optimize elementary OS for maximal battery life time on laptops?

The simplest way is installing tlp( tlp's default settings are a good balance between performance and power save) sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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How to optimize elementary OS for maximal battery life time on laptops?

If you have a Hybrid graphics laptop you should install bumblebee. Here is an installation guide on Freya. Installing thermald : The demand for high performance desktop/laptop systems has resulted ...
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How to optimize elementary OS for maximal battery life time on laptops?

I know this question has been answered but it seems one of the most important items was not addressed; if you have a standard HDD it will by default be constantly spinning, I used the Disks ...
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Battery Percentage (%) Indicator on menu bar does not show 100% when fully charged

I was having some charging issues as well. I was able to fix this by either letting it fully discharge to the point of shutdown then recharge it fully to calibrate it or by letting it discharge then ...
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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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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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Battery Percentage (%) Indicator on menu bar does not show 100% when fully charged

This is a known bug. Currently mouse battery notifications are prioritized over the laptop battery in Freya. Yeah, its dumb. There was a work around involving editing the 95-upower-csr.rules file, ...
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Says laptop battery is 100% but its not completely

Calibrating the battery may help with this. To calibrate it you just need to fully charge it, then use it and discharge completely and charge it again til 100%. If you still experience the same issue ...
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How can I make the panel display a battery estimate for both batteries?

TEMPORARY SOLUTION: Actually, I just discovered that the external battery is being used first. It was a simple removal of external battery and checking what battery power is at and the putting in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wireless not working on Lenovo G50-45

This is a known issue with certain Atheros wifi adapters, affecting many models, including the Lenovo G50. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1436940
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Wireless not working on Lenovo G50-45

Please open the terminal and enter this: sudo lshw -C network Drop the results on http://pastebin.com and link it here.

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