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#1 2012-11-29 19:46:06

gosom
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Registered: 2012-11-27
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New Netbook Packard Bell Dot S - Battery life

Hello Guys,

This is my first day with my new Netboook an Packard Bell DOt S (Atom N2600) .

It is supposed to have battery lasting 5+ hours with wifi usage.

Today I just installed #! and the battery drained it about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Even my laptop can work a lote more with batteries.

I am pretty sure ( I hope) to be an OS problem. Is crunchbang optimized for netbooks in terms of battery?
If not what I should do to fix the issue? It is the most important thng battery to a netbook

Thanks

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#2 2012-11-29 20:01:15

ivanovnegro
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Registered: 2011-06-02
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Re: New Netbook Packard Bell Dot S - Battery life

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#3 2012-11-29 20:07:43

gosom
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Re: New Netbook Packard Bell Dot S - Battery life

Thanks

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#4 2012-11-29 23:48:49

dura
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Registered: 2012-09-15
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Re: New Netbook Packard Bell Dot S - Battery life

Last edited by dura (2012-11-29 23:50:11)

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#5 2012-11-30 13:12:47

sano
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Registered: 2012-03-07
Posts: 114

Re: New Netbook Packard Bell Dot S - Battery life

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#6 2012-11-30 14:20:44

MrPink
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From: .dk
Registered: 2011-06-28
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Re: New Netbook Packard Bell Dot S - Battery life

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#7 2012-11-30 17:45:10

ivanovnegro
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Re: New Netbook Packard Bell Dot S - Battery life

A PPA for Ubuntu. Means you have to deal with possible problems.

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#8 2012-11-30 18:08:39

gosom
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Re: New Netbook Packard Bell Dot S - Battery life

Last edited by gosom (2012-11-30 18:15:48)

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#9 2012-11-30 18:13:57

MrPink
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From: .dk
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Re: New Netbook Packard Bell Dot S - Battery life

@ivanov

It has worked for me on Debian before, and I have no reason to suspect it will not work again. But if you are wary of the ppa, you can always download the source from sourceforge and build it yourself  smile

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#10 2012-11-30 18:17:23

ivanovnegro
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From: unstable madness
Registered: 2011-06-02
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Re: New Netbook Packard Bell Dot S - Battery life

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#11 2012-11-30 18:22:47

gosom
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Re: New Netbook Packard Bell Dot S - Battery life

I will try first with the crunchbang 11. Fix the other problems and then I will consider another Kernel

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#12 2012-11-30 18:32:45

ivanovnegro
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From: unstable madness
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,432

Re: New Netbook Packard Bell Dot S - Battery life

I meant for the repos, #! 11 itself offers the same kernel that you can find in backports in #! 10. That means you have to try indeed some of the suggestions, stock #! 11 probably won't fix your power regression.

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#13 2012-11-30 20:10:55

gosom
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Registered: 2012-11-27
Posts: 13

Re: New Netbook Packard Bell Dot S - Battery life

Nevermind. Thanks for the help.
I am on testing now.

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#14 2012-12-01 12:50:24

sano
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Registered: 2012-03-07
Posts: 114

Re: New Netbook Packard Bell Dot S - Battery life

How's the battery life now? I asked my friend, he has about 2.5 hs of battery with siduction-xfce4 on this netbook with a 3-cell battery.

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