[SOLVED ]Battery life improve

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[SOLVED ]Battery life improve

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System:
  Host: pc-HP-Pavilion-Laptop-15-cw1xxx Kernel: 5.0.0-37-generic x86_64 
  bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: MATE 1.22.2 info: mate-panel 
  wm: marco 1.22.3 dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia 
  base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Pavilion Laptop 15-cw1xxx v: N/A 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: HP model: 8615 v: 46.23 serial: <filter> UEFI: AMI v: F.35 
  date: 09/24/2019 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 15.2 Wh condition: 38.4/38.4 Wh (100%) volts: 12.1/11.6 
  model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion serial: <filter> 
  status: Charging cycles: 345 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx 
  bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen rev: 1 L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 33538 
  Speed: 1293 MHz min/max: 1400/2100 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 
  1: 1330 2: 1225 3: 1395 4: 1397 5: 1394 6: 1392 7: 1382 8: 1254 
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Picasso vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: amdgpu v: kernel 
  bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 1002:15d8 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: amdgpu,ati 
  unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa compositor: marco v: 1.22.3 
  resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD RAVEN (DRM 3.27.0 5.0.0-37-generic LLVM 9.0.0) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 19.2.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 04:00.1 chip ID: 1002:15de 
  Device-2: AMD driver: N/A bus ID: 04:00.5 chip ID: 1022:15e2 
  Device-3: AMD vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 04:00.6 chip ID: 1022:15e3 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.0.0-37-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtl8821ce v: v5.2.5.2.1_xxxx.20181112_beta 
  port: f000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:c821 
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 245.93 GiB used: 25.32 GiB (10.3%) 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Toshiba model: KBG30ZMV256G size: 238.47 GiB 
  speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 serial: <filter> rev: ADHA0102 scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sda type: USB vendor: Lexar model: USB Flash Drive 
  size: 7.46 GiB serial: <filter> rev: 1100 scheme: MBR 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 47.81 GiB used: 25.26 GiB (52.8%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 41.4 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 41 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Repos:
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 
  1: deb http://ftp.fau.de/mint/packages tricia main upstream import backport
  2: deb http://ftp.fau.de/ubuntu bionic main restricted universe multiverse
  3: deb http://ftp.fau.de/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
  4: deb http://ftp.fau.de/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
  5: deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse
  6: deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ bionic partner
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vivaldi.list 
  1: deb http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/deb/ stable main
Info:
  Processes: 216 Uptime: 9m Memory: 5.79 GiB used: 1.24 GiB (21.3%) 
  Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 alt: 7 Shell: bash 
  v: 4.4.20 running in: mate-terminal inxi: 3.0.32 
Hi everyone, I hope I'm in the right section, I would like to ask you how I can increase the battery life of my laptop, reducing the power consumption of ram, firefox, cpu, etc..
Thank you for helping me out
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Re: Battery life improve

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You can help the battery life with a program call slimbook-battery which you can install form here via a PPA
https://itsfoss.com/slimbook-battry-optimizer-ubuntu/
Easy tips : https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/ Pjotr's Great Linux projects page.
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Re: Battery life improve

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Thank you for this feature, but, I don't know, there are antother ways to reduce battery cosumption like disable desktop features or configure better firefox or another settings?

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This page may be of help, it's written for Ubuntu but most of the suggestions will work in Mint also.
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/improve-battery-life-linux
I'm not sure I know of any way to do what you want by adjusting Firefox, etc.

Maybe others will chime in. Good luck.
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Re: Battery life improve

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The link in my sig to the itsfoss guide has some tips that can help (TLP etc).

I see you are running MATE (so less resource demanding than Cinnamon) and i suppose you could consider XFCE? I'm not 100% sure but i think XFCE is the lightest of the Mint versions and might make a small difference in terms of battery longevity? Others can correct me if this is wrong :)
Laptop overheating? Check link here:itsfoss guide . A move from Cinnamon to XFCE can give a -5 to -10 degrees C change on overheating hardware.

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ZakGordon wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:21 am
... i think XFCE is the lightest of the Mint versions and might make a small difference in terms of battery longevity ...
That may have been more true in older Xfce versions but it's become much more bloated in the last few releases. There's not enough of a difference any more to be worth converting to it over Mate IMO. I think it's just a matter of personal taste.

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Re: Battery life improve

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kc1di wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:11 pm
This page may be of help, it's written for Ubuntu but most of the suggestions will work in Mint also.
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/improve-battery-life-linux
I'm not sure I know of any way to do what you want by adjusting Firefox, etc.

Maybe others will chime in. Good luck.
Thank you

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Re: Battery life improve

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ZakGordon wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:21 am
The link in my sig to the itsfoss guide has some tips that can help (TLP etc).

I see you are running MATE (so less resource demanding than Cinnamon) and i suppose you could consider XFCE? I'm not 100% sure but i think XFCE is the lightest of the Mint versions and might make a small difference in terms of battery longevity? Others can correct me if this is wrong :)
I will read it, thank you

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Re: Battery life improve

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So, I've tryed Slimbook Battery 3 https://slimbook.es/en/tutoriales/aplic ... our-laptop and TLPUI https://github.com/d4nj1/TLPUI. I prefer Slimbook for user interface and the user-friendly settings, certainly TLP is a more powerful tool but less for beginners. Anyway I close the thred because with Slimbook for now I have solved

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