Windows: 45 hour battery life, Gentoo : 2:30 battery life
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 17, 2005
Hi, I just began running gentoo and my main concern has been the lack of battery life. I managed to pull 4-5 hours running windows, and now it is about half that.
I installed some power options, and find myself running these drivers:
According to my friend, cpu frequency scaling should improve battery life, and according to what I can tell, it should be installed. How can I check if it is working (he said it might be broken), and if it is, why is my battery life still terrible?
Thanks so much!
Low battery life and very hot Laptop with Ubuntu 10.10
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 12, 2011
I have a Lenovo G555 Notebook:
AMD Athlon II Dual Core M320 2.2 GHz 3072 MB 320 GB
I have been using this with Ubuntu 10.10, but the problem is that the battery life time is VERY lower than with Windows 7, and also, the Laptop Itself gets very very hot!
Could you recommend me a more "laptop" friendly Distribution ?
I read that OpenSUSE is the best for this, but those topics where from 2008, so, things should be changed.
Thanks in advance!
2012 Macbook Battery Life?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 16, 2013
Hey guys, so I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (x64) on my 2012 Macbook Pro but I am a little concerned about the battery life....Under OS X, I get the full advertised battery life about ~10 hours. I haven't had the opportunity yet to fully drain the battery but so far it doesn't look like I'd get the full 10 hours under Ubuntu
Anyone have any direct experience with this and if so, how many hours of battery life do you get under Ubuntu? Also, any tips/tricks/applications you can recommend to extend battery life of a Macbook running Ubuntu?
Is there any consensus re: Ubuntu and battery life?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 24, 2012
I have seen a number of threads addressing "issues" concerning battery life of laptops running Ubuntu.
My previous 2 laptops, Dell and Toshiba, both fried my battery running Ubuntu. "Fried" as in all of sudden they stopped taking a charge. It wasn't a coincidence and they were both brand new machines. After purchasing new replacement new batteries I always pulled them out and ran on AC as much a possible. At the time I was having this issue I posted on both the Forums and Launchpad. Why do I give this history?
I have just purchased a new Samsung i7/64bit and when running Win 7 get 7 hours of battery life but when running the live CD get less than 2 hours. I like Ubuntu enough that I can suffer the loss of battery time, but as this Laptop model doesn't have a removable battery, I can't afford to destroy the battery because it can only be replaced at the factory. This could really be a deal breaker for me as much as I like Ubuntu.
Has anyone else heard of or
Battery life comparison of Ubuntu 12.04 and Lubuntu 12.04
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 20, 2012
I am a beginner with Linux. I have used Ubuntu 10.10 about a year ago for a while but only for the casual web surfing and mp3. I was impressed by the responsiveness of the OS then. I am interested in finding out the difference in battery life so far in the betas of Ubuntu 12.04 (specifically Gnome Classic without special effects) and Lubuntu 12.04.
My machine that I will be receiving soon is a used HP ProBook 5310m. It is of the Core 2 Duo generation (2.26 Ghz and 4 Gb DDR3 RAM) and has only a 4 cell battery on it. It already has Windows 7 installed on it but I wish to dual boot with Linux.
I narrow down the choices between Ubuntu 12.04 (specifically Gnome Classic w/o special effects) and Lubuntu 12.04 because I want to see if there is indeed a significant difference in battery life of the mainstream Ubuntu desktop and the lightweight derivative of Ubuntu. I have tried Lubuntu for a couple of months and while I am also impressed by the responsiveness of the Lubuntu system especially
Need Life Raft! Kubuntu or Ubuntu / X86 or X8664
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 8, 2006
I'm just wondering which Ubuntu to use on my PC's
Since Ubuntu/Gnome is the main branch
Is Kubuntu as well Polished or just a half baked patch job?
I have been really loving using X86-64 distros for their network and Memory speed compared to same 32bit version,
however Suse and Mandriva had noteable bugs issues (fast clock, conflicting package issues) .
I love KDE , havent used Gnome much at all
How well do the x8-64 Ubuntu family run?
Laptop Battery Life : Jaunty Jackalope(9.04) VS Karmic Koala(9.10)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 3, 2009
Did anybody measure battery life in Karmic?
Is there a big difference between the two versions?
can i play high end games on ubuntu using wine ????
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 21, 2013
So basically i just need to know if i can pplay very high end games like NFS:MW or HITMAN , BATTLEFIELD , FARCRY3 and the likes by installing wine . . . . .
High End Graphics Card For Both 12.04 and Windows Gaming
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 9, 2012
Alright, so i'm laying down the plans for building a desktop with two hard drives, one linux one windows. The linux is essentially going to be the main HDD and the windows HDD is simply for gaming. I want to hook them up through raid. I haven't chosen a motherboard yet but im looking into getting an i7 processor. What I want is a high end graphics card that linux can cooperate with (and handle compiz graphics well) and that will play games like Deus Ex and Skyrim in windows on the highest graphical settings possible- and will also make for great dual monitor support. My google searches have proven a little inept, maybe i'm bad, because alls im getting is integrated graphics cards on Mobo's. Can you guys help me out?
RedHat 6.1 cannot gett full screen
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 30, 2012
I have Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation release 6.2 (Santiago)
running as a guest in Virtual Box and I cannot get the GUI to expand to fullscreen. when you try to switch to fullscreen the GUI just gets centerd and you have black boaders on the sides. auto-adjust guest display is grayed out. In the display tab the resolution tab only has 3 settings 1024x768 800x600 640x480.
PC OS: WINDOWS 7 VM package and guest additions Version 4.1.10 r76836
I have loaded guest additons:
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.1.10 Guest Additions for Linux.........
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Removing installed version 4.1.10 of VirtualBox Guest Additions...
Removing existing VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules [ OK ]
Removing existing VirtualBox non-DKMS kernel modules [ OK ]
Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules
Building the main Guest Additions module [ OK ]
Building the shared folder
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