Battery Working, but not Charging

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 13:34:33 UTC 2016


On 18 July 2016 at 14:02, Peter Silva <peter at bsqt.homeip.net> wrote:
> OK, lets fix power usage first... (not worrying about indicator for now.)

Better to find out whether it is actually charging first.

Colin

>
> sudo apt-get install powertop
>
> sudo powertop
>
> This ranks stuff running in order of power consumption.  but not
> obvious, for example, first line on my laptop is bogus, assigning all
> hardware consumption to an ethernet interface.  so since it is hard to
> interpret, please just  copy/paste the first five lines to get an idea
> of the top few processes running.
>
> Generally:
>
> Do you have two graphics cards (i.e. Nvidia Optimus?) ?
> Having it use intel by default, and using primusrun to only use nvidia
> when needed will save a lot of power as well.
>
>
> How are your ACPI settings, if you a booting with ACPI=off... well
> that's going to consume a lot.   Can you adjust screen brightness  ?
> Need to know the specific brand and model of laptop to research solutions
> as there are many variations in power management, ACPI settings and such.
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 8:43 AM, Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at zoho.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 18 Jul 2016 22:34:51 +1000, Karl Auer wrote:
>>>On Mon, 2016-07-18 at 19:11 +0700, Didik Setiawan wrote:
>>>> If I boot into Windows and I plug the ac adapter in, then the battery
>>>> indicator will always charging. That's not happen when I use
>>>> Ubuntu.
>>>
>>>Forget the indicator!
>>>
>>>Tell us: Does the battery charge when using Ubuntu, or not?
>>>
>>>We are trying to find out whether your problem is
>>>
>>>a) the indicator is not working as expected; or
>>>
>>>b) your laptop does not charge when Ubuntu is running; or
>>>
>>>c) both.
>>
>> Perhaps d), too?
>>
>> d) It's charging when using Ubuntu, but some software needs that much
>> resources, that the consumption is higher than the charging.
>>
>> ;)
>>
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