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  1. #1
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    Aug 2011

    Battery Life on Macbook Pro

    I'm trying to increase my Macbook's battery life in Ubuntu up from 4 hours using this thread. It says to edit the Xorg.conf file but I couldn't find it and a simple google search reveals that the xorg.conf file is no longer needed since Xorg configures itself. What should I do instead? (I have a Macbook Pro 8,1)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Norwich, UK

    Re: Battery Life on Macbook Pro

    Xorg.conf is no longer needed, but X will still read it if it's there and override its self-configuration. Simply create it and put in what you need!

    Note that it's usually easier to edit a valid xorg.conf file than to write one from scratch. Have a look at Section 6.4.2 on this page that describes how to create one.


  3. #3
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    Nov 2007

    Re: Battery Life on Macbook Pro

    The Macbook Pro 8,1 has an Intel HD 3000 GPU, and the person who wrote that thread you linked to assumes an Nvidia GPU:

    You probably have some new version of the nvidia driver.
    If your using Intel drivers, then you might want to try these options (which may cause instability):
    Last edited by davidryderuk; August 7th, 2012 at 12:41 PM.

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