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Old 02-12-2011, 10:28 AM   #1
cletus8
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Unhappy Low battery life and very hot Laptop with Ubuntu 10.10


Hi People!

I have a Lenovo G555 Notebook:
AMD Athlon II Dual Core M320 2.2 GHz 3072 MB 320 GB

I have been using this with Ubuntu 10.10, but the problem is that the battery life time is VERY lower than with Windows 7, and also, the Laptop Itself gets very very hot!

Could you recommend me a more "laptop" friendly Distribution ?

I read that OpenSUSE is the best for this, but those topics where from 2008, so, things should be changed.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 02-12-2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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Hey,

is your laptop equipped with an ATI Mobility Radeon card? Which driver are you using?
I had some issue with the opensource drivers making my video card being used to full capacity even when no applications or compositing was running. After switching to fglrx this was solved for me, because unfortunately my chipset is not that good supported by the free drivers.
 
Old 02-12-2011, 12:27 PM   #3
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Hi!

Yes, it has an Ati mobility radeon 4200 Series.

Im using the default drivers that the Ubuntu's driver manager installs on the system.
 
Old 02-12-2011, 05:29 PM   #4
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I'm no longer familiar with the current ubuntu versions, but back in time there was a nice GUI plugin, which could handle the installation and activation of proprietary drivers.
I guess that you are by default using either the ati or radeon driver.
Installing fglrx seems to be extensive with 10.10 at the moment or at least not as user-friendly as you'd expect it from ubuntu. I just found this guide after quick googling:
http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide

But maybe some ubuntu experts can help you out better than I can do.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 09:35 PM   #5
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I plan to use Ubuntu Netbook on an Eee PC 1005 PE , is that a good idea in the light of this thread?

Last edited by Novatian; 02-23-2011 at 03:45 AM.
 
Old 02-23-2011, 04:09 AM   #6
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I just bought my ASUS 1005 HAB, and previously thought is was a 1005 PE.
 
Old 02-23-2011, 05:55 AM   #7
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To Novatian...

You can't make that kind of conclusion about choosing a linux distribution from an general problem of this kind. In addition, if you have an HAB model, it is listed as having an Intel GMA 950 graphics chip, using a different graphics module.

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