WHY!?>brand new laptop>9 hours of battery in Windows 10>install Ubuntu>4 hours if I tiptoe>ancient laptop>2 hours of battery in Windows 10>install Ubuntu>2 hours if battery
What's wrong lincucks?Explain yourselvesYou've been exposed
Nobody tell him
>>72308083Nvm guys I figured it out
Nvm fixed it
>>72308083it only 9 volts, quit being a pussy and lick it
>>72308177>>72308208>hurrdurr what is the tlp package
>buy laptop >2 hours battery windows>6 hours battery linuxbased and thinkpilled
>>72308327Running Ubuntu with shit battery on an X1 Extreme right now. Coming from an Ubuntu T520 with alright battery. Is it just older shit that gets good optimization?
>>72308310hurr durr what is a recent kernel
>>72308327That happened to me with an y410p ideapad... until some shithead updated the cpufrequtils and now the 4700mq isn't supported. It happened the same period when the first batch of security holes came out.Fuck intel.
>>72308095You're using GNOME and an old kernel
>>72308734Fuck this might be it. I tried Xfce yesterday and it was virtually the same power savings as Windows.If I installed Arch - would I need to go driver hunting for my gpu and shit or is there some way to detect and "install recommended" like the Buntus do?
>>72308083t.X280 arch user
>>72308849>driver hunting for my gpuIf you're on Intel or AMD drivers come with Linux (kernel) and you don't need to think about it. If you're on nVidia then you have to manually install them.Considering your question is beginner-tier you shouldn't use Arch, it's for power users. Use Mint or Manjaro.
>>72308083Just plug your laptop 24/7.
>>72308414i love newfags trying to fit in.
>>72309093does that damage the battery? I tend to disable it from BIOS when using it 24/7 plugged
opposite on my chinkpad
>>72309163unplug your battery if you're paranoid, but no
>>72309163Yeah, it does. If you're going to do it, just remove the battery. The best way to store a battery is with 50% charge.
>>72309163I know on Windows & macOS it just tells the battery to suspend when AC is connected, preventing any damage / useless cycle wasting. But Linux distros I don't know
>>72308083>battery life meaning anything to /g/None of the autists on here have a reason for mobile computing to begin with. Aint nobody wanna see your underage anime girl wallpaper and filthyass keyboard.
>>72309163Leaving the battery at 100% capacity will decrease its lifespan, but running it through repeated discharge and recharge cycles will also decrease its lifespan. Basically, whatever you do, your battery will wear down and lose capacity. That’s just how batteries work. Battery life degradation from normal use isn't significant or quick enough to justify putting any more than the bare minimum amount of effort into mitigating it.