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  1. #51
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    Re: HORRIBLE 11.10 battery life - fix anytime soon?

    I just did this and it has slowed my Asus K52f BIN6 WAY DOWN!! How do I undo these changes!?!

    I am pretty green to all this, so please be a bit patient.

    HELP!!
    COMPAQ CQ60-215DX
    AMD ATHLON-X2 64bit
    SAMSUNG 250gig 7400rpm HD
    UBUNTU 11.04

  2. #52
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    Re: HORRIBLE 11.10 battery life - fix anytime soon?

    Okay, I seem to have fixed it. Just had to go through and put the original script back in.
    COMPAQ CQ60-215DX
    AMD ATHLON-X2 64bit
    SAMSUNG 250gig 7400rpm HD
    UBUNTU 11.04

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    Exclamation Re: HORRIBLE 11.10 battery life - fix anytime soon?

    I was doing a search on a similar issue and stumbled upon this thread. Very disheartening to read.

    My previous 2 laptops, Dell and Toshiba, both fried my battery running Ubuntu. "Fried" as in all of sudden they stopped taking a charge. It wasn't a coincidence and they were both brand new machines. I bought new batteries and always pulled them out and ran on AC as much a possible. At the time I posted on both the Forums and Launchpad.Why do I give this history?

    I have just purchased a new Samsung i7/64bit and when running Win 7 get 7 hours of battery life but when running the live CD get less than 2 hours. I like Ubuntu enough that I can suffer the loss of battery time, but as this Laptop model doesn't have a removable battery, I can't afford to destroy the battery because it can only be replaced at the factory. This could really be a deal breaker for me as much as I like Ubuntu.

    Has anyone else heard of or experienced this?Any ideas/advice?
    Last edited by ToshibaLaptoplinux; February 22nd, 2012 at 09:24 AM.

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    Re: HORRIBLE 11.10 battery life - fix anytime soon?

    I have tried to edit the kernel, but this is what I get when I open up the editor.


    radvin@radvin-ThinkPad-Edge-E220s:~$ sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
    [sudo] password for radvin:

    (gedit:2471): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: Failed to create file '/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.D8BAAW': No such file or directory

    (gedit:2471): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: No such file or directory


    Also battery life is horrible, this is why i have been trying this patch (posted on 1st page).

    please help!

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    Re: HORRIBLE 11.10 battery life - fix anytime soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by ToshibaLaptoplinux View Post
    Any ideas/advice?
    I've read that this kernel problem has been fixed in 12.04. You could try downloading 12.04 beta when it comes out, making a bootable USB stick from that, booting from that -- and seeing if that performs better.
    Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
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    Re: HORRIBLE 11.10 battery life - fix anytime soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by radvinb View Post
    I have tried to edit the kernel, but this is what I get when I open up the editor.


    radvin@radvin-ThinkPad-Edge-E220s:~$ sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
    [sudo] password for radvin:

    (gedit:2471): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: Failed to create file '/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.D8BAAW': No such file or directory

    (gedit:2471): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: No such file or directory


    Also battery life is horrible, this is why i have been trying this patch (posted on 1st page).

    please help!
    I believe you want to use
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
    If not, try using vi another editor, such as vi:
    Code:
    sudo vi /etc/default/grub

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    Re: HORRIBLE 11.10 battery life - fix anytime soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by aeronutt View Post
    I believe you want to use
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
    If not, try using vi another editor, such as vi:
    Code:
    sudo vi /etc/default/grub
    Great! the last one went through and showed my settings, but before that i got this message:


    E325: ATTENTION
    Found a swap file by the name "/etc/default/.grub.swp"
    owned by: root dated: Wed Feb 29 09:15:32 2012
    file name: /etc/default/grub
    modified: YES
    user name: root host name: radvin-ThinkPad-Edge-E220s
    process ID: 6697
    While opening file "/etc/default/grub"
    dated: Wed Feb 29 09:13:50 2012

    (1) Another program may be editing the same file. If this is the case,
    be careful not to end up with two different instances of the same
    file when making changes. Quit, or continue with caution.
    (2) An edit session for this file crashed.
    If this is the case, use ":recover" or "vim -r /etc/default/grub"
    to recover the changes (see ":help recovery").
    If you did this already, delete the swap file "/etc/default/.grub.swp"
    to avoid this message.
    "/etc/default/grub" 35 lines, 1325 characters
    Press ENTER or type command to continue

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