Battery flat in no time

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gurky

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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?
 

flavallee

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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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gurky

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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.
 

flavallee

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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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