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I have HP Laptop... Earlier when I had Windows Vista, the battery charge held up for abt 2.5 hours.. But few months back when I replaced Vista with ubuntu, I ...
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    battery lasts for lesser time


    I have HP Laptop...

    Earlier when I had Windows Vista, the battery charge held up for abt 2.5 hours..

    But few months back when I replaced Vista with ubuntu, I have been getting considerably less battery power. Although this hasn't been a big bother as I do not travel a lot, but still I would like an explanation.

    After full charging it shows 1hr 45 minutes. But within 5 minutes its gone to 1 hr 24 minutes remaining.
    When power's gone, I think the actual battery power lasts for about 45 minutes.

    1) I run my laptop normally in stretches of 3-4 days. Is it having adverse effects on my battery?
    2) The power management options haven't helped me much.

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    Reduce the brightness of the screen, using Gnome Brightness Applet.
    Do you keep laptop on Stand by?
    Battery uses depends on your uses of Network, WiFi, Disk, CD/DVD Drive, and Audio.
    so there is no exact estimate on battery uses.

    Check your batteries. sometimes batteries go bananas, i have changed my laptop battery twice. its quite old.
    Never make any misteaks.

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    Actually I use WiFi all the time my laptop is on...
    for downloading movie from torrents, or surfing purposes...

    And when I am not using my laptop, I keep it in 'lock screen' so that the downloads can continue...

    And when I am using it, music is almost always on.

    Let me check what difference it makes putting the brightness to half...

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