Laptop behaves as if always running on battery
Dear Ubuntu people,
I've been using Ubuntu and Xubuntu for almost 5 years, on different laptops, and never faced the problem I'm reporting here. I've googled quite a bit for an answer with no success, and would be very thankful if you could enlighten me.
I bought and HP Pavilion a few weeks ago and installed Xubuntu 14.04 on it. I solved a few problems (especially regarding the wifi) and now everything works fine with one exception: the computer seems to react as if it was always running on battery. For example, it doesn' t matter what actions do I set in the power manager for the close-lid event when running on AC, it always does the action configured for the case of running on battery. For instance, it always suspends when I close the lid, even if I set it to blank screen when running on AC.
In addition, I cannot decrease the screen brightness using the corresponding Fn buttons, and I don't see in the power manager any option to decrease screen brightness when running on battery.
Maybe, all these problems have a common cause. I tried to solve this by changing the acpi option in grub to either "linux" or "vendor" with no success.
Thank you in advance for your kind help!
Re: Laptop behaves as if always running on battery
Sorry if I've not been clear enough in the previous message: I've tried to set "acpi_osi" to "Linux" and/or "acpi_backlight" to either "Linux" or "vendor" (all combinations) with no success.