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Thread: Laptop behaves as if always running on battery

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2013

    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!

    Best Wishes,


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2013

    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.


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