[ale] laptop battery life [maybe OT]
cfowler at outpostsentinel.com
Sun Jul 2 16:55:46 EDT 2006
How old is the battery? What is your usage of the battery? Batteries
will go bad. I have a ZE1250 that I bought in 2003 and I'm on my 3rd
one. What I did was buy the PSP from BB and then went in every time I
saw this problem and got a new battery. That fixed my problems :)
On Sun, 2006-07-02 at 22:16 +0200, joh6nn wrote:
> i've got Kubuntu 6.06 (Dapper) installed on my IBM thinkpad. the battery
> charge isn't being properly reported, though. If i start with a full charge,
> the battery shows as full with about 2 hours before it runs down. Inside of
> half an hour, though, the battery will report as near empty, with about 5-10
> minutes left before it dies. If i ignore the warning, i can run for another
> 1-1.5 hours before the battery does actually completely use up its charge.
> It doesn't make a difference which app i use to check the battery's remaining
> charge, and it also reports the incorrect charge in Windows (where you can
> also get another hour out of it if you ignore the warning).
> googling has turned up all sorts of information about how to deal with
> batteries that don't hold a charge, but very little that sounds similar to
> what i'm seeing. i did see one post that suggested using the "battery sync"
> option in the BIOS, but my BIOS doesn't have that option. there is indeed a
> newer BIOS available, but this laptop is mission critical for another 5-6
> weeks, and i'd prefer not to flash the BIOS until then.
> any thoughts at all are welcome
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