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Old 01-16-2005, 07:10 PM   #1
daedalusq1115
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windows, good battery life -> fedora, bad battery life


Hey everyone!

I am running Fedora Core 3 on my Sony Vaio PCG-K27 laptop. Before installing Fedora, i got about 4 hours of use out of my battery on windows.

Since switching to Fedora, running on battery power appears to deplete the battery to about 50% in half hour! (at least, according to Gnome's Battery Charge Monitor (2.8.0), and KDE's equivalent).

Also, when i plug-in or unplug the AC adapter, niether Gnome nor KDE realize i did so until i lot out and log in again (they continue to show it as running on battery or AC power and the % does not change).

Could this just be ACPI issues? Could Gnome and KDE just be misreading the battery's charge? If the battery is being depleted so fast- why? What can be done??

Thanks in advance
 
Old 01-17-2005, 06:40 AM   #2
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hmm...ive got a Vaio R505 which uses acpi and I have noticed the battery life does deplete a little faster than windows (but nothing to the scale of what you're describing)...have you tried seening if theres a newer version of acpi?
 
  


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