Serious Ubuntu Battery Problem

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    adit_sen New Member

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    Hi all..

    Ubuntu Edgy run's great when i'm plugged in, but the moment I switch to my battery on my laptop, I get a funny problem. I get a message '99% battery remaining, 6minutes remaining'. Then it goes to '97% battery remaining. Critical power. 2minutes remaining'. And finally it goes to 96%, and it shuts down the computer. Even when there's 96% left!!!!! And just to ensure there's no problem with my battery, I boot up with windows and there's no problem watsoever. I can run for a good 2hr stretch before the battery dies down.

    How do I fix this? And how do I get Ubuntu not to switch off on the basis of time remaining, but on % of battery life remaining?

    Cheers,
    Aditya
     
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    My mistake....I meant Windows....now corrected
     
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    @Adit_sen, Looks like a bug to me. Send a bug-report to the Ubuntu team. Hopefully
    it will get fixed in the next release of Ubuntu Linux.
     
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    Well my laptop has Edgy too, but there's no such problem in it! It works awesome.
    You may goto preferences > power management and see there, if anything's wrong. Try updatig ur system too.
     
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    something with acpi may be.there are scripts in /etc/acpi/ where battery options are also there.try to read.
    may be trying with acpi=off in grub's kernel line and try booting.....:rolleyes:
     
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