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Power consumption monitoring problem

I used powertop v.2.1 under Ubuntu 12.04 but it missed the power est. column.It's the same situation as described https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=796068‎ and that bug is supposed to be ...
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What does the package UPower output if on a desktop

On Ubuntu 12.04, if I use the command: upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0 It will output all of the statistics for the battery. However, what does it output if I am using a ...
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How to Reset/Cycle Power to a PCIe Device?

I have a PCIe device that only works correctly when the computer is fully powered off then on again. Issuing a simple reboot or reboot -p command does not appear to cycle the power to the PCIe card, ...
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Do I need acpid in a virtual machine?

I'm always wondering if power management facilities in a virtual machine is necessary? i.e acpid. And I'm not sure if they still function in a virtual machine.
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Exynos 5 DVFS or turning off cores in Ubuntu - Scaling frequency for one of the cores only (dual core) (cpufreq)

I was wondering if there is possible to scale only one of the cpu cores in the A15 in Exynos 5 ? I have tried using e.g cpufreq-set -c 1 -f 500MHz, but both cores are set to the same frequency. When ...
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Acpid and Startup Brightness

On Arch Linux on my laptop, I have acpid control the brightness level based on AC plug events. Plugging in gives me max brightness and running on battery sets it at the minimum. My problem is that ...
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Does UEFI increase battery life?

I've heard about a better power management when using UEFI instead of BIOS. Is that true? It was about energy consumption being more efficient or something like that. If it is true, has the ...
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Opening lid results in black screen (Dell Laptop with ATI Graphics, Ubuntu 12.04, 3.2 kernel, GNOME 3)

For the past few weeks, when opening the lid my laptop often fails to recover from suspension leaving me with a blank screen. Further, when this bug occurs, the laptop fans continue to run while the ...
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Return value of current watt consumption on command line

Is there a way to return the current watt consumption on the command line? I have found about the powertop program, but have not seen a way to return the Watt consumption as a value to the command ...
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Suspending laptop fails ~50% of the time

Running ArchLinux and GNOME 3 on a Thinkpad X220. When I suspend my laptop it goes into sleep mode and the LED ring around the power button fades in and out. When a suspend fails, the LED ring and ...
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any utility on centos 6 to sound an alarm when power is low

Is there an application that will set an audible alarm when the battery goes low on a centos 6 IBM 430 machine? Details of the problem here: I have set it hibernate when battery is low. However, it ...
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How do I make Powertop's suggestions permanent?

When I run Powertop, and look at the Tunables screen, about twenty things are listed as Bad. I can toggle these to Good by pressing enter, and when I do so, projected battery lifetime doubles. How ...
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Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Sandy Bridge CPU throttling

Intel Sandy-Bridge family i5 Core CPU, running Linux kernel 3.2 (Debian Squeeze/Wheezy), under heavy computation load, does not react to to cpufreq-set -g powersave (using acpi_cpufreq module). It is ...
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NetworkManager: disabled network when sending system to sleep

When I suspend my notebook, NetworkManager disables the wireless network (in nm-manager.c:do_sleep_wake). However, I'd love to still use the network for a very short time (to unmount cifs mounts, ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Fan overspeeding

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 leaving Win 7 licensed version. But again as usual I need to fix so many issues. This time fan is generating lots of noise. It looks it is running at max speed. My ...
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How to disable energy saving on notebook screen when using Scientific Linux 6.3?

So there is a notebook that has Scientific Linux 6.3 installed with GNOME 2. If we don't press any button on the keyboard or move the mouse, the screen of it turns black. But: if we move the ...
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What is kondemand?

I have searched the web for the answer of this question but couldn't find a clear answer. Best answer I found was as follows: kondemand is a kernel thread that belongs to the ondemand governor of ...
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How can I get an alert when my battery is about to die in Linux Mint?

This happens to me more than I'd like to admit, but sometimes I don't notice the power getting low since it only shows up in my status bar, then the computer just quits. I'd like a big alert that ...
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What changed in Linux kernel (2.6.22) that gives hdparm support for power-on in standby?

Hdparm man page lists for parameter -s: Enable/disable the power-on in standby feature, if supported by the drive. VERY DANGEROUS. Do not use unless you are abso- ...
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Undervolting in Linux

Could you recommend me something different like Linux-PHC for undervolting in Linux? I would like to undervolt my AMD Phenom 9850 CPU. I am using Debian squeeze x64. For underclocking I use ...
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Why does drive not enter standby mode when using hdparm -S

When reading the hdparm manual pages, it says that the -S value is used by the drive to determine how long to wait (with no disk activity) before turning off the spindle motor to save power ...
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pm-utils: No network in suspend scripts?

I'd like to put a script in /etc/pm/suspend.d/ that needs network access (for a very short time) before allowing the system to suspend. However, even with scripts named "001_something" in ...
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System-wide power management policy on debian-based distros?

I would like to put idle machines in our lab (running Mint Debian edition) on standby after a timeout. I have tried pm-suspend and it puts the machines on standby and wakes up fine. Does anybody know ...
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How to disable nvidia ion on Asus eeepc 1201NL?

It seems that my netbook consumes battery too aggressively. I've been told that Nvidia ION videocard embedded into it has 2 cores and one of them is consuming battery all the time in Linux, since it ...
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How to stop waking all attached drives on reboot / deactivating swap?

A fresh install of Debian 6.0.6 for a system has 13 SATA drives attached. 12 refurbished WD-10EARS drives are yet unpartitioned. 1 WD1500BLFS drive is configured for OS and swap. Swap partition is ...
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Why kernel 3.6.2 is so much less energy efficient than 3.6.1 on Mint 13?

I noticed, that the power consumption in my ASUS P53E notebook is doubled (from 10W to 20W) when I change from kernel 3.6.1 to 3.6.2 (or later). I use Ubuntu Quantal mainline kernel from ...
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Thinkpad T400: Suspend to HD doesn't resume

I've got a Thinkpad T400 with Gentoo Linux installed. Suspend-to-RAM works like a charm. However, Susped-to-Disk doesn't work: if I suspend, the Laptop powers down and accesses the HD for around 30s. ...
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How can I set power button (on computer case) to power off system with `systemd`?

How can I set the power button (on my computer case, not keyboard) to power off the system with systemd (without acpid)?
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Is it possible to automatically wake from suspend?

Here's my problem: I have a laptop running Arch that I just keep on at home. It's got a good 4 hour battery life, but sometimes my daughter is playing near where it's kept and ends out pulling the ...
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How to adjust charging thresholds of laptop battery?

My laptop is Lenovo T400, and OS is Ubuntu 12.04. I have not been able to adjust the thresholds for battery starting charging and stopping charging. I observed that its current starting charging ...
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Console won't power off on PowerPC with Debian

I installed Debian 6.0 on a Power Mac G5. First it would boot to a blank screen but I fixed that by blacklisting nouveau as described here. Now the monitor will never turn off. It's a server so I'll ...
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Power saving enables touchpad

I've installed power saving packages (bumblebee, laptop-mode-tools, and cpufreq) to my laptop with Debian Wheezy. Thanks to that I decrease power usage from 32W to 10W. But now I faced the issue that ...
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Debian hibernate problem PM: Swap header not found

I have Debian 6 2.6.32-5-amd64 on netbook. With pm-utils Sleep works but hibernate fails with error: PM: Swap header not found!. Swap was enabled using ubuntu tutorial after installation - this is ...
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Measuring the current or the power

Is there a way to measure the electric current or power of the whole computer or its components using software? Voltage can be measured, and I am wondering why not with the current/power.
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ACPI (Advanced Configuration And Power Configuration) not present on 2.6.38.8?

I need to disable some parts in ACPI, but it is simply not present in kernel 2.6.38.8 (downloaded as a tar from net)? I can see the option in kernel 2.6.34-12 (default on OpenSuse 11.3), but not in ...
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Hibernate does not power down laptop

I have an Asus U30J laptop with both windows 7 and Linux Mint 12 installed. When I try to hibernate the laptop, the following message appears on the screen and I have to push the power button to ...
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Avoid display blanking under X

I have an Ubuntu Linux box (12.04). I can't prevent the screen blanking under X. I have tried the command xset s off, inserted the command line kernel parameter acpi=off in grub at kernel boot. ...
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Ethernet NIC power usage on laptop?

I was wondering if the ethernet NIC draws any power at all when using Wifi? If it does, since I rarely use it, so is there a way to completely turn off the power from the device? I know some devices ...
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How to increase the timer before drive spins-down?

I use Ubuntu 12 beta on a Lenovo Z575. I noticed that the disk spins down a few seconds after the last operation. When I am working, e.g. in the vim and write quite often, it spins-up and -down ...
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Linux kernel 3.3 power regression

I am using Fedora 16 in my DELL n4110. I recently upgraded the kernel from 3.2 to 3.3. In contradiction to the official claim, my system still drains battery as hell. It only provides 1:30 to 2 hrs of ...
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How do I prevent GNOME suspending while I finish a compilation job

I am trying to build a custom kernel for my machine which is taking a long time to build (as expected). Is it possible to stop my GNOME desktop from suspending the machine until the compilation has ...
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Battery management - are there differences between distros?

I have heard that Linux, in general, has poor notebook battery management: the battery lifetime is reduced significantly (I have noticed it on my MacBook 2.1 with Ferdora installed) Are there any ...
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on puppy linux, how to manage power settings

I'm new to using Puppy Linux, and I'm not able to find a way to manage power settings. The laptop stops working everytime I close and re-open the lid so I want to disable that function from doing ...
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How to turn off all screensaver/display power saving methods under Scientific Linux 6.1?

How can I ensure that my screen won't go "black" after given time?
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CPU governor settings

What are CPU governor settings? How can I get their values, if they're set? I have 24 vCPUs on my machine.
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Preventing ChromeOS from blanking the screen when working on a different tty

I am running Archlinux in a chroot alongside Chrome OS on a chromebook. The original project is there, my fork of it is here (mostly similar). The issue is that the display power management of Chrome ...
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How to power off USB stick or MMC card under linux?

Usually I just unmount the usb stick or mmc before unplugging it but I'd prefer to turn the power off before doing so. I think Windows does this, so the hardware should allow for turning off the power ...
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Can Bumblee really help with Optimus Laptops?

I bought Lenovo Z570 which comes with nVidia GEForce GT520M (Optimus technology) and recently I installed Ubuntu 11.10. Surprisingly, whenever I boot my system CPU fan rotates at very high speed and ...
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Cannot control brightness with Fedora 14 on Compaq CQ42

I've done the primary searching of similar questions, Found some, tried the solutions and they didn't work for me. So asking again. All the keys of my Fn combination works except the brightness ones. ...
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How to identify if there is some power saving setting that powered down a processor in Linux

I have a linux server that apparently has two Intel Xeon X5670. /proc/cpuinfo shows 12 CPUs but dmidecode shows only one CPU and the other one is in the Unpopulated status like it is showing that ...