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Battery Drains Fast.

asked 2018-04-08 08:09:24 -0600

Gaurav29 gravatar image

I'm using a Sony Vaio E series SVE1513BYNB, just Installed a Fedora 27, But I found out that the battery is draining too fast. I'm a newbie to Linux.

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Why do you say it's draining too fast? Are you comparing it to something else?

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2018-04-08 15:42:46 -0600 )edit

I don't know why it's draining fast, comparing?? yes with windows. I have also read that, not having the suitable drivers also a reason for it, I'm not having proprietary drivers for my system. Because the manufacturer doesn't have it. I don't know comparing it with windows is correct.

Gaurav29 gravatar imageGaurav29 ( 2018-04-09 10:53:29 -0600 )edit

Comparing it with Windows was what I ask wondering about. It can provide an approximate reference, but as I mentioned below, it depends a lot on what you're doing with it. A somewhat similar comparison would be if you charge the laptop fully, then just let it idle for an hour or two and see how much the battery goes down. Try it with Windows and Fedora (first charging it fully each time) and see what the difference is.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2018-04-09 14:10:39 -0600 )edit

You can install Fedora 28; It new version solves various problems in battery...

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2018-04-09 17:23:18 -0600 )edit

As suggested below, I will try using Powertop, and if nothing works, I will go for Fedora 28 as you suggested, thank you Sir.

Gaurav29 gravatar imageGaurav29 ( 2018-04-09 21:39:59 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-04-09 14:06:46 -0600

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It looks like that laptop has a Radeon graphics chipset, so the included drivers are the best for that. How much power you use depends a lot on what you are doing on the laptop. You can try installing and running powertop to get an idea of what is using the power and some suggestions on what you can do to correct it. You could also check out tlp, but that is a more advanced utility.

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Thank you Sir, I will try Powertop first.

Gaurav29 gravatar imageGaurav29 ( 2018-04-09 21:39:02 -0600 )edit

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