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04-07-2013

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how to disable battery protection mode on Linux Mint

2013-04-07, 3:22 AM

I did a frest install of Linux Mint on my newly bought U310, everything went well, except -

I turned on battery protection mode in windows so that the battery never charges above 60% to preserve battery life span,

But now on linux mint, the charge on the battery still caps at 60% and there are no options to disable it.

There doesn't seem to be lenovo drivers for linux either.

Any help is appreciated.

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01-04-2013

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Re: how to disable battery protection mode on Linux Mint

2013-04-20, 22:28 PM

Does the cap stay if you remove the limit in Windows?

I don't know if tp_smapi would help:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Tp_smapi (a bit outdated instructions)
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Tp_smapi (for Arch Linux)

Above will need some terminal skills.

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Re: how to disable battery protection mode on Linux Mint

2013-09-30, 23:37 PM

I found out that this is also true for me. The most simple solution is to disable this setting from Windows 8. But I'm not sure how this thing would go if you ever suddenly lose access to Windows. I think LinuxMint would be stuck at 60% forever, until you install Win8 again and turn off this setting.

Anyway, look at this link: http://www.upubuntu.com/2012/09/how-to-adjust-laptopnotebook-battery.html

It provides some instructions about what frg have said, but for LinuxMint/Ubuntu.

But I think this could only be applied to (some of) the ThinkPad Series, not the IdeaPad ones. See the thinkwiki link above.

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Re: how to disable battery protection mode on Linux Mint

2013-10-01, 5:41 AM
Yeah, I think tp_smapi is only for Thinkpads (and not even all of them, such as my E330).
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Re: how to disable battery protection mode on Linux Mint

2013-10-03, 2:48 AM

You want to look up tpacpi-bat instead for newer thinkpads. 

 

https://github.com/teleshoes/tpacpi-bat

 

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