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Old 11-23-2013, 01:47 AM   #1
beaux.walton
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Short battery life running Manjaro


Hi everyone,

Just a quick question, is it usual for battery life to be significantly shorter on a notebook after installing a Linux distro as standalone? I would rather give birth to a chair than use Windows 8, but I must admit an hour of battery life (down from 3) does seem like a bit of a hit. This is even after installing and setting up Powertop.

I've read around that this is common. Just making sure.

Cheers,
Beaux.
 
Old 11-23-2013, 03:13 AM   #2
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Like any interface it will depend on the sort of things you have running and whether or not they are optimized for the system you are running.
 
Old 11-24-2013, 10:24 PM   #3
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If your computer has Optimus switchable graphics, then that will definitely taking its toll on your battery consumption. Optimus is not supported by Nvidia under Gnu/Linux. there is a project called Bumblebee which focuses on making Optimus workable on Gnu/Linux. I've never used it my self, but to my understanding, it isn't able to make it fully workable, but instead makes it possible to choose which graphics you want to use.
 
  


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