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03-14-2009

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X301 Ubuntu battery time much shorter then with Vista

2009-03-14, 9:57 AM
If I run the x301 on Ubuntu 8.10 the battery time is about 3 hours instead of 5 hours with Vista. Why?
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11-27-2008

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Re: X301 Ubuntu battery time much shorter then with Vista

2009-03-14, 11:50 AM
As a first guess I would say that you don't have the necessary drivers to support the CPU and/or motherboard's power-saving features. 
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03-12-2009

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Re: X301 Ubuntu battery time much shorter then with Vista

2009-03-14, 13:08 PM
Discover PowerTop to see what's draining your battery.  Out of the box Linux doesn't have as good power management as Windows, but with some tweaking you can get closer.
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11-11-2008

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Re: X301 Ubuntu battery time much shorter then with Vista

2009-03-14, 13:29 PM

Welcome to the forum wanderer4,

 

Just as Zaz did, I also recommend you to download and install the PowerTop utility.

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