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Re: 32 Watt only running Firefox,22W doing nothing is it nor

Attached the list of powertop for the current consumption, with laptop mode tools installed.

I'm using the "standard" graphic drivers, and didn't touch anything for the fan behaviour
by phidias81
on Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 32 Watt only running Firefox,22W doing nothing is it normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 494

32 Watt only running Firefox,22W doing nothing is it normal?

Hello, since I'm experiencing low battery performances coming from win 7 to Linux mint 14 mate, I'm trying to sort out the problem. With powertop the consumption while running only firefox is 27-32 watt. Closing firefox, switching off wireless and putting brightness at minimum I still have 22 Watt, ...
by phidias81
on Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:07 pm
 
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 32 Watt only running Firefox,22W doing nothing is it normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Mouse freezes randomly, while touchpad still works

Yes, but that's not the point, it's not a matter of the surface. It just get stuck and doesn't work anymore for xx minutes before restarting again without any apparent reason (all on the same surface)
by phidias81
on Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:06 pm
 
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse freezes randomly, while touchpad still works
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Pc not Restarting after installing Catalyst 13.1 Mint14

Back on this topic. Are there any chances I could manage to install the switchable card with these procedure? It doesn't look too easy to me, and it's referring to fedora and other catalyst driver, so before wasting half a day maybe somebody will stop me :) http://forum.notebookreview.com/acer/56257...
by phidias81
on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:37 am
 
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Pc not Restarting after installing Catalyst 13.1 Mint14 mate
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

Mouse freezes randomly, while touchpad still works

The mouse start randomly working, but when it happens I can still use the touchpad. I tried with 2 different mice and different USB plugs, so I guess it has to be something with Linux. Any idea?
by phidias81
on Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:32 am
 
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse freezes randomly, while touchpad still works
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: How to adjust brightness of the screen?

I got it to work! After the last fix it's working but only bith the function keys, not from the terminal! That's good enough!
by phidias81
on Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:29 am
 
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] How to adjust brightness of the screen Acer 3820TG?
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: How to adjust brightness of the screen?

3 more solutions didn't work. I tried the brightness widget on the bar, andI tried also these solution without success http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1497518&page=2&p=11158182#post11158182 http://forum.notebookreview.com/acer/562576-acer-aspire-timelinex-3820tg-mods-tweaks-only.htm...
by phidias81
on Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:08 am
 
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] How to adjust brightness of the screen Acer 3820TG?
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: I'm about to quit Linux

And thanks to all for the reply. About dual booting I was rather thinking to drastically pass to Linux since I thought it was less problematic. Then I thought to install Windows on a virtual machine, but if I don't have a working and satisfing Linux distro, it makes no sense. ANd yes maybe trying ne...
by phidias81
on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:22 am
 
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I'm about to quit Linux
Replies: 46
Views: 9053

Re: I'm about to quit Linux

xenopeek wrote: On the Linux Mint Community site you will find a hardware review database for that. For laptops you can check a list of vendors that sell laptops preloaded with Linux: http://linuxpreloaded.com/.

Thanks, good tip for the future.
by phidias81
on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:14 am
 
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I'm about to quit Linux
Replies: 46
Views: 9053

Re: I'm about to quit Linux

kc1di wrote:
phidias81 wrote:Just one question how much will you spend on programs for you Windows machine this year?

Zero, I was using only freeware software, and the windows license I had it included with the laptop
by phidias81
on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:13 am
 
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I'm about to quit Linux
Replies: 46
Views: 9053

Re: I'm about to quit Linux

JWJones wrote:That all sounds really frustrating, indeed. You haven't said what kind of hardware you're running LM 14 Mate on in your post,

It's a Acer 3820tg with 4 gb ram, i5, Ati mobility radeon hd 5470
by phidias81
on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:11 am
 
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I'm about to quit Linux
Replies: 46
Views: 9053

Re: I'm about to quit Linux

- Function keys not working: here also, you have to assighn the keyś to a specific action by going to ( KDE ) to system-settings>hotkeys ( the one right to program and sysem notifications) - change the brightness: no idea - To install a program there are 5 different ways: wich one? i know apt-get i...
by phidias81
on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:10 am
 
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I'm about to quit Linux
Replies: 46
Views: 9053

I'm about to quit Linux

After about 3 weeks trying to don't give up, I think I will eventually abandon Linux. I came here from Windows with a lot of Enthusiasm , expecting to be difficult at the beginning, but not a strenous fight as it turned out to be. Apart from being open source and safer for virus and co, I didn't fin...
by phidias81
on Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:47 pm
 
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I'm about to quit Linux
Replies: 46
Views: 9053

Re: How to adjust brightness of the screen?

I tried to deselect "dim when idle" but with no effect
by phidias81
on Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:50 am
 
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] How to adjust brightness of the screen Acer 3820TG?
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Frozen for too long after restoring from suspend or hibernat

In the last 2 days, the system started to be extremely slow to restore after waking up from suspend or hibernate. I can see the screen but it's frozen for 30-60 sec before starting to work normally. Before I didn't have this issue. Any suggestions?
by phidias81
on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Frozen for too long after restoring from suspend or hibernat
Replies: 1
Views: 234

[Solved] How to adjust brightness of the screen Acer 3820TG?

Function key+ arrows is not working (mint 14 mate on acer 3820tg, the brightness bar is actually moving back and forth, but it's not changing the brightness), so I tried to make a search and I tried the following without success: Installing Xbacklight and xbacklight -inc 40 changing from power manag...
by phidias81
on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:25 am
 
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] How to adjust brightness of the screen Acer 3820TG?
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Disappeared "Do nothing" "when battery power is critically l

Hello, I would like to leave the computer tonight on, till the battery will be drained (ok, not completely as I read from other post), to try to recalibrate it and "increase" battery life. From power management unfortunetely I can't seem to find something like "Do Nothing" on &qu...
by phidias81
on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:22 pm
 
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Disappeared "Do nothing" "when battery power is critically l
Replies: 1
Views: 259
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