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    Question Battery discharges faster

    I have noticed that my battery rapidly discharges while using Ubuntu, but it does not do so when I boot into Windows Vista.

    Is there a way to fix this?

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    Re: Battery discharges faster

    Have you drained it completely under Ubuntu yet? If not, then Ubuntu doesn't actually know how long your battery will last. Also, make sure your CPU is throttling down correctly and not running at 100% all the time. And it really helps to set Ubuntu's power settings to dim the backlight a little when you're on battery power.

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    Re: Battery discharges faster

    I've actually never let it go dead under Ubuntu yet. I'll try that.

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    Re: Battery discharges faster

    a good tip there from Dark_Stang...

    my battery was saying 5mins of battery left but I kept using it for at least another half hour before it shut down, charged it and now its seems to have calibrated its self..

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    Re: Battery discharges faster

    a good tip there from Dark_Stang...

    my battery was saying 5mins of battery left but I kept using it for at least another half hour before it shut down, charged it and now its seems to have calibrated its self..


    Opps dont know how I managed to dupe this post!!
    Last edited by linpus; May 16th, 2009 at 07:59 AM. Reason: opps

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