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Lenovo T440s battery status unknown, but charging?

I'm trying to configure my Lenovo on arch linux. The last thing I need to do is get the battery 100% working. Right now it appears that the main battery's state is unknown: ...
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Xscreensaver causing my monitors to turn off and on repeatedly when its power management features are active; how to fix?

Something weird is up with my Xscreensaver 5.15 configuration on Debian Wheezy. I have two Dell U2412M monitors hooked up to a single graphics card (one over native DVI and one over HDMI output to DVI ...
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Set the cpu frequency upon resuming from suspension?

On Ubuntu 14.04, I hope to set the cpu frequency upon resuming from suspension, so I created a file /etc/pm/sleep.d/20_cpu_freq with content: #!/bin/bash case $1 in resume) ...
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Can I read settings in BIOS without restarting Ubuntu

Can I read my bios settings under Ubuntu without restarting? For example, I'd like to check the sleep settings in my BIOS, S3 (suspend) or S4 (hibernate). As of now, I can't hibernate, and am ...
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Is UPower a middleware between what soft/hardware?

From UPower UPower is a piece of middleware (an abstraction layer) for power management on Linux systems. Is UPower a middleware between what soft/hardware? Is it above drivers of power ...
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Debian laptop suspends periodically

My Debian laptop (current release: testing) today started to suspend periodically for some unknown reason. It happens either I'm trying to type something, use mouse or make any other activity. What ...
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How to disable AC power supply from CLI

This article among others suggested the following to prolong battery life: Keep cool. Operate in mid SoC of 20–80%. Prevent ultra-fast charging and high loads (most Li-ion) The main issue here ...
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Make fan come on sooner

My Netbook goes to 60°C before the fan kicks on. The rest of the time, it is idle - the fan isn't spinning. I would rather it spin at least a bit more frequently - maybe at 40°C or something. I am ...
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Saving power on a linux cluster

I would like to buy a cluster (30-60 nodes) for work and install linux on it. The cluster should have a queue system like PBS, for instance. It should also be capable of doing parallel computation. I ...
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Power button does not trigger suspend (nor anything)

I would like to set the power button in my laptop to initiate suspension. Note that I can trigger suspension by closing the lid, or using pm-suspend, so the problem is the button, not the suspend ...
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Why do the two scripts work for waking from suspension?

My Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad T400 sometimes (but not always) can't wake up from suspension. While I am still suspecting my graphic controller's driver, I found two scripts (here and here). I don't ...
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Simple way to keep hard disk alive on activity?

As hdparm does not work for my USB external drive (it spins down to early), I’d like to simulate standy-by control manually by a simple script with the following idea: monitor I/O to the disk when, ...
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What's the relation betwen ACPI, udev, HAL and pm-utils

I'm trying to figure out how the power management in achieved in Linux (because I want to fix some issues in my laptop). I have found thoughtful documentation about these elements separately. In other ...
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Suspend option disappear from shutdown dialog on Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

Previously I have a "Suspend" option when I open shutdown dialog, not sure why (probably because I did a apt-get upgrade I found the "suspend" option has gone: Another thing is even I set my power ...
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Detect if computer was started using WOL or power switch

Is it possible to check if a computer was started using Wake on LAN or using the regular power switch under Linux?
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Disable suspend/sleep mode completely on Fedora 21

I connect to a Fedora 21 workstation with SSH, but after several minutes not using the connection the system go to sleep and I loose my connection. So how can I disallow completely the system to go ...
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Is it safe to disable Frequency Scaling and CPU idle Power Management support for Real Time purposes?

I'm using a Raspberry Pi board and I would like to build a real time system. During the kernel configuration, I found the CONFIG_CPU_FREQ option, which (from the help section) allows you to change ...
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How to get current CPUPower governor

I want to get the current CPUPower governor. When I type cpupower frequency-info I get alot of information. I just want to get the governor just like "ondemand" with no more information to use its ...
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Why do I get mail when I unplug my adapter?

Usually I only get the terminal output You have new mail in /var/mail/$USER after running certain upgrades but I've started getting it every couple days after running other commands, seemingly at ...
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How to restrict/cut power output to a USB client?

...or, how not to charge my phone when I'm using it as a GSM modem in USB tether mode? I can use it as WiFi tether modem, but it wastes battery both of the netbook it supplies connectivity to, and on ...
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How to debug hard drive power saving?

My harddrives are not going to powersave. I have added the following lines into /etc/hdparm.conf: command_line { hdparm -S 25 /dev/disk/by-uuid/42d40d37-2859-457c-93d0-e4c617d06d9f } ...
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Eject / safely remove vs umount

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and when I rigth click on a my flash drive icon (in the Unity right bar) I get two options that have me confused: eject and safely remove. The closer I came to answer was this ...
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Can I check how much energy a USB device is consuming?

Is there any utility I could use to check how much energy a USB device is consuming, for a given time frame?
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Ubuntu server going to sleep or not using graphics card

I'm running a small web server on Ubuntu Server 14.04, and it keeps going into sleep. I found a solution that works here, which is "adding the kernel options "acpi=off apm=off"". I have done this, ...
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Suspend options with KDM greeter

I am not able to suspend my desktop to RAM from the KDM greeter. I am able to suspend it to RAM when logged into KDE using the sleep option from the logout menu and by pressing the sleep key on my ...
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Is it safe to use the -y and -Y flags to hdparm?

Is it dangerous to use the -y or -Y flag in hdparm during a write, or when the disk is still mounted, or will hdparm refuse to spin-down, or automatically sync and unmount?
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Where are pm-powersave settings on OpenSUSE 13.2, and are they used?

I am trying to sort out powersaving for OpenSUSE 13.2 running on a laptop. I found this guide: https://en.opensuse.org/Powersaving for understanding Powersaving on OpenSUSE. However, it appears to ...
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how to identify process which blocks suspend/hibernate

I have an intermittent problem with a laptop that doesn't sleep/hibernate after lid is closed. And I have no idea why. I suspect that some process blocks sleeping/hibernating. How can I identify ...
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CPU load and power management (frequency)

question background In my understanding the load value (shown e.g. by top) allows (together with the knowledge how many CPU cores the system has) a very quick assessment which share of the ...
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how to stop the screen from blanking / blacking out?

I have re-installed Debian 7 (Wheezy) after a while. For the first time, I am using the open-free nvidia drivers (not nouveau) and vesafb for virtual consoles. I cannot, for the life of me, stop the ...
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How to measure power consumption of a USB device?

The title says it. It has been asked how much power a port can deliver, but I do not need that. I need to get the power consumption of a plugged-in device in real time. This question was left ...
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Turning off power to usb port. Or turn off power to entire usb subsystem

I have a usb lamp which I specifically bought in order to turn it off programmatically at a certain time, thus I need to remove the power to its usb port. I believe I have a usb-hub at usb6. The lamp ...
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How do I immediately put a drive to sleep (without changing its power setting configuration)?

Within GNOME's "Disks" utility there is the option to immediately put a drive into sleep / standby, which spins down the platters. I would like to do this on my servers before pulling hot-swap drives ...
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CentOS 7 cpupower not setting the CPU's to maximum

On my machine, i have power savings disable on the BIOS. When I run Ubuntu on this machine, the CPU's are running maximum at 2100 MHz. However, when I'm running CentOS 7, even with the scaling ...
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indicator-cpufreq in arch linux

I'm an Ubuntu user testing out Arch Linux. So far I'm happy. On Ubuntu I used the indicator-cpufreq applet to control power profile both on Unity and Gnome-shell. On Arch, I cannot figure out how ...
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What is the suspend procedure in KDE?

I've been reading this question, and I'm wondering what is the procedure for suspending in KDE? Whether to RAM or to disk.. When I click suspend, or close the lid, what gets triggered? What is the ...
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Possible not restore cpu frequency after suspending and waking up?

When I suspend my Ubuntu 12.04 and wake it up, the cpu frequency I set by clicking indicator-cpufreq on the desktop panel will be restored. I wonder if that is a bug or some design? Is there a way to ...
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what does pm-suspend-hybrid do?

man says pm-suspend During suspend most devices are shutdown, and system state is saved in RAM. The system still requires power in this state. Most modern systems require 3 to 5 ...
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get system uptime on battery?

How to know system uptime under battery ? so that i can get exact time of battery backup the uptime shows complete uptime (AC/Battery) NOTE : I am using linux Mint 17.
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xscreensaver sometimes unlocks locked screen automatically, after returning from monitor standby mode

I am using xscreensaver to lock my screen. Additionally to that, my monitor goes to "standby" , i.e turn display off, after 30 minutes of inactivity. It has happened to me twice now, that I have ...
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Auto-hibernate with udev rule

I'm using Debian Jessie with systemd. In the past I've used an acpid script that let's my computer hibernate when the battery is 5% or below. In an attempt to make a replacement for that I've made ...
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Role of the Intel P state driver

I searched high and low for what “Intel P state” is and what it does. I found out that it has to do with performance and power consumption. I learned that if you build it in the kernel, it'll becomes ...
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Battery not showing in ArchLinux Arm

I have a portable USB charger/external battery pack. The exact model is this one http://goo.gl/d9CgCa. I use this battery pack to power my raspberry pi which runs ArchLinux ARM. I am trying to view ...
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Display power management in console

When in console (i.e. not in Gnome or KDE) the display will automatically power down in case of inactivity. It seems to me to be set to something around 30 minutes. This power management is completely ...
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Prevent Mint from suspending while playing music in Spotify

In Linux Mint 17 I have Suspend when inactive for under Power Management set to 10 minutes. The problem is that the system suspends even when I'm listening to music using Spotify. Is there any way ...
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Running applications depending on battery or charging

What are good program or script solutions to run specific applications depending on whether the laptop is running on battery or charging? In order to conserve battery, I automatically want to stop ...
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Suspend to RAM not working

I get following error when I try to suspend my laptop: failed to check authorisation: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Service.Unknown: The name org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1 was not provided by ...
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Show power consumption (not on battery)

There are several tools for showing the power consumption when running on battery (PowerTOP is one of the better knowns). Is there also a way of showing the power consumption when not on battery (i.e. ...
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Powerbutton freezes applications

I've just installed Debian Jessie and I'm trying to get systemd to do basic power management. systemctl suspend and systemctl hibernate works well to suspend and hibernate the system. Now, I want ...
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Disable USB drive from sleeping

I am loading fedora20 directly from a SATA drive connected via USB. The problem is that I will be working and all of a sudden the drive seems to have been put to sleep and nothing will work except ...