Problem with power management
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Mon Sep 28 18:07:52 BST 2009
On 09/27/2009 01:15 PM, Charlie Brune wrote:
> I have an old laptop with a completely worn out battery. It does not
> run at all if the A/C power is removed, but runs just fine if it is
> plugged in.
> I'm running Ubuntu 9.04. The laptop is a Compaq Presario 1800.
> My problem started after applying the latest Ubuntu updates this weekend.
> The problem: After I log in, I see a message at the upper right-hand
> side of the screen telling me that the laptop battery power is
> critically low and that the laptop is immediately shutting down. Then
> the laptop shuts down.
> Since the laptop is on A/C power, I don't want it to shut down.
> Is there a way for me to log in using "recovery mode" and edit a
> configuration file to change this behavior to allow the laptop to stay on?
If you can get into a terminal via recovery mode:
$ gconftool -s --type string
Above is all one line. Choices are: shutdown, suspend, hibernate, nothing.
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