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    Hi guys! In Windows 7, I can run Samsung BatteryLifeExtender.exe

    It has the option to set the charging limit to 80% if the laptop is always using AC, and you can set it back to 100% if you're planning to use it outdoors.

    I don't think I can run this in Lubuntu. Any way around this? Or should I just boot into Windows partition and access the battery life extender from there?

    Thanks guys!!!

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    Re: Samsung Battery Life Extender?

    It is unlikely that you can run BatteryLifeExtender on Ubuntu, since it is a Windows application. I am more familiar with IBM/Lenovo laptops, which have the same feature. There is a kernel module available (tp_smapi) for these laptops, which makes the feature accessible to the operating system and which allows to set start and stop battery charge thresholds.
    However, I haven't found something similiar for Samsung laptops.

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    Re: Samsung Battery Life Extender?

    TLP does that for Lenovo/IBM laptops, if Samsung uses same method, that should do the trick as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linuxisfast View Post
    tlp does that for lenovo/ibm laptops, if samsung uses same method, that should do the trick as well.
    tlp?

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    Re: Samsung Battery Life Extender?

    Quote Originally Posted by KayeNg View Post
    tlp?

    http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/tlp.html

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    Re: Samsung Battery Life Extender?

    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxisfast View Post
    TLP does that for Lenovo/IBM laptops, if Samsung uses same method, that should do the trick as well.
    The battery control feature are implemented by tp_smapi and are independent from TLP:

    http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Tp_smapi

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2F4U View Post
    The battery control feature are implemented by tp_smapi and are independent from TLP:

    http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Tp_smapi
    Does that mean I should do the tp_smapi thing before the TLP?

    Sorry guys I'm really new to this.

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    Re: Samsung Battery Life Extender?

    Quote Originally Posted by KayeNg View Post
    Hi guys! In Windows 7, I can run Samsung BatteryLifeExtender.exe

    It has the option to set the charging limit to 80% if the laptop is always using AC, and you can set it back to 100% if you're planning to use it outdoors.

    I don't think I can run this in Lubuntu. Any way around this? Or should I just boot into Windows partition and access the battery life extender from there?

    Thanks guys!!!
    AFAIK this option should be in BIOS. I have Samsung NP-RF511 and I can set charging limit to 80% in BIOS.

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    Re: Samsung Battery Life Extender?

    Hi,

    tp-smapi won't work with your Samsung. You may take a look into your BIOS setup for an option to set battery charge thresholds.

    TLP will help you to save battery power though.
    Last edited by linrunner; January 13th, 2013 at 10:57 PM.

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