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Battery flat in no time

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by gurky, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. gurky

    gurky Thread Starter

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    I have an IBM ThinkPad T60, running under Linux Suse 12.2. The battery goes
    flat in one hour, and a computer bloke tells me it's probably a software problem,
    a setting within the Linux system.
    If this is so, where should look for a change in this setting, and what might the
    offending setting be?
     
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    You didn't say how old that laptop is and if the original battery is in it.

    A laptop battery doesn't last forever and will provide less burn time as it gets older.

    Eventually, the battery will no longer hold a charge nor provide any burn time.

    It's then a choice of replacing the battery or keeping the laptop connected to the power adapter when in use.

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  3. gurky

    gurky Thread Starter

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    Well, the fact that it is a T60 tells you that it's an old model, probably 8 years or so.
    The original battery is buggered and I am talking about a brand new one, in fact one
    with higher capacity. It sticks out as a result. As I say, the PC is drawing more current
    than it should.
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Your original comments didn't mention that you replaced the battery, so we had no way of knowing if it still had the original battery.

    I know nothing about Linux, so I'll leave you with dvk01.

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