Ubuntu battery management

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  1. kevan
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    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    Ok I used the option to install ubuntu alongside Windows...
    Now while using it I get around 1 hour battery life. Which is
    a problem considering I can get 5 hours in power saver mode
    on Windows. Is there some way to put my laptop in "power saver mode"
    while in Ubuntu.
     
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    xxNathanxx GBAtemp Regular

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    1. Lower brightness.
    2. Haven't used 11.10 and probably never will, but I believe you should still be able to access all sorts of power management settings by clicking on the battery icon.
     
  3. kevan
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    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    Of course I tried lowering brightness :P
    But Power Saver mode on Windows will do alot
    more. Such as decreasing overall performance to save
    battery. I mean something like that.
     
  4. pistone

    pistone GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    in your heart...coz secretly you love me !!!!
    nope -_-
    they ruined the new ubuntu
    my 11.10 after every restart puts ubuntu to the max brightness also 80% of the power option are gone
    but if you want to search for the options on your top-right go to system settings and then power option :s even thought there is a little you can do T-T

    p.s also try do log in in unity 2d
     
  5. kevan
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    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    The little that I can do is useless...
    Changing sleep options and hibernate doesn't help
    while I'm using the thing.
     
  6. pistone

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    in your heart...coz secretly you love me !!!!
    yeah i know ,try to dim the display when possible also try to scan for additional drivers (system settings) :s maybe it helps
    damn you canonical why you ruined ubuntu :cry:
     
  7. kevan
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    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    What did they do?
    And also apart from the power thing it's awesome.
    Also I can't seem to connect to any (wireless) networks right now. That's my other problem.