Battery Working, but not Charging

Peter Silva peter at bsqt.homeip.net
Mon Jul 18 14:35:56 UTC 2016


OK, to determine if really charging, then try this in a terminal:

upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0

Look at energy rate...

On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 9:34 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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