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Re: Lubuntu vs laptop batteries


On 11/18/2013 11:07 PM, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> On 18 November 2013 20:53, Lars Noodén <lars.nooden@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Is Lubuntu safe for laptop batteries?  I got a notice a while ago that
>> the battery was charging even though it hadn't been unplugged today.  I
>> also notice that the battery icon went from fully charged (96%) down to
>> (95%)
>> Loading acpi and running 'acpi -V' I see that capacity went from 5040 to
>> 5039 during the last hour or two:
>>  Battery 0: design capacity 5573 mAh, last full capacity 5040 mAh = 90%
>>  Battery 0: design capacity 5573 mAh, last full capacity 5039 mAh = 90%
>> Is there any way to check up on this?  Is Unity safer?
>> Regards,
>> /Lars
> Hi Lars,
> mine doesn't spend too long unplugged from the power. But when I do run it
> on battery it behaves as expected. I do have a nearly new battery in
> piglet, as the other couldn't hold a charge (it was a mis-used windows
> machine in its previous life). I've certainly no problems getting an hour
> out of running at full power (no dim screen etc).
> Regards,
> Phill.
Ok.  Thanks.  I've added some logging to watch things as well.

However, when running off battery, it really goes quickly.  I get
somewhere between 2 and 3 hours, so less than half OS X on the same


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