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Linux mint consumes more battery energy than windows 10

Hello sir,
here I'm using linux mint and windows 10 on my lenovo 320s as dual boot. Highest battery backup I get from windows 10 is about 8 hours while only 3.5 hours I get from linux. ( and I do not use nVidia graphics card)

Could you please suggest me on how to improve my battery backup on linux mint?

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With Linux

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Read up and decide if TLP or PowerTop will help.

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for TLP an User Interface available

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Post was last edited on April 17, 2019 9:02 AM PDT

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thinkfan program

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simple and lightweight fan control program

"Some hardware has a kind of broken fan-control and lets the fan run
faster than really needed. Thinkfan will prevent this by controlling
the fan on its own (the fan speed for each temperature interval can be
adjusted in the configuration file).

Originally designed specifically for IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads,
it supports any kind of system via the sysfs hwmon interface.
It is designed to eat as little CPU power as possible."


Tools for Power Savings based on battery/AC status

Laptop mode is a Linux kernel feature that allows your laptop to save
considerable power, by allowing the hard drive to spin down for longer
periods of time. This package contains the userland scripts that are
needed to enable laptop mode.

It includes support for automatically enabling laptop mode when the
computer is working on batteries. It also supports various other power
management features, such as starting and stopping daemons depending on
power mode, automatically hibernating if battery levels are too low, and
adjusting terminal blanking and X11 screen blanking

laptop-mode-tools uses the Linux kernel's Laptop Mode feature and thus
is also used on Desktops and Servers to conserve power

powertop 1.13

Linux tool to find out what is using power on a laptop

PowerTOP is a Linux tool that finds the software component(s) that
make your laptop use more power than necessary while it is idle. As of
Linux kernel version 2.6.21, the kernel no longer has a fixed 1000Hz
timer tick. This will (in theory) give a huge power savings because
the CPU stays in low power mode for longer periods of time during
system idle.

However... there are many things that can ruin the party, both inside
the kernel and in userspace. PowerTOP combines various sources of
information from the kernel into one convenient screen so that you can
see how well your system is doing, and which components are the
biggest problem.
Open Synaptic Package Manager. In the quick filter box put in laptop. May find more exact programs you seek.

Post was last edited on April 16, 2019 9:12 PM PDT

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