View Full Version : [ubuntu] Bad battery life

May 6th, 2009, 07:43 PM

Starting with Intrepid, battery life on my Dell XPS M1330 is really bad. With my 4 cell battery I get normally 2 hours under Arch with KDE4 and Kwin effects enabled, but with Ubuntu I get hardly 1.30 hours. Also, I tried Kubuntu 8.10 some months ago and battery life was good to its normal 2 hours. I get similar results with my 9 cell battery. Normal battery life 5.30 hours, with Ubuntu it drops to 4-4.30.

So I guess it is a Gnome and/or Compiz issue. Any suggestions?