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#1 2019-10-03 05:33:14

huntekah
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Registered: 2019-10-03
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Battery Drain on Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th

Hi!

I'm fairly new to Arch, and laptop I'm using was configured on win10 for 2-3 months. During that time I found out that on energy saving mode it can last up to 12-13 hours on notepad, and about 9hours of web-browsing / light coding. After switching to Arch I am surprised to find out that it stays about 5-6 hours max. that s*cks. I really thought arch would consume less energy than running win10.

How can I improve my battery life?

I found "Print power Settings" script on Wiki so I post here report from when laptop is
plugged in: https://0x0.st/zw-Q.txt
and plugged out: https://0x0.st/zw-1.txt

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#2 2019-10-03 12:13:20

Swiggles
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Registered: 2014-08-02
Posts: 260

Re: Battery Drain on Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th

You should go through this page: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Power_management

My personal advise/opinion is that tlp is a great tool to install, enable and mostly forget about. For further tweaks look at powertop. Ofc there are many different options, so make sure to look around a bit, it is about choice after all smile

Edit: Added links

Last edited by Swiggles (2019-10-03 12:15:02)

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#3 2019-10-04 15:00:46

huntekah
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Registered: 2019-10-03
Posts: 2

Re: Battery Drain on Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th

tlp has improved expected battery life to 9 hours, i'm impressed! smile

-- edit
or even 11hours.

I had laptop-mode-tools before, but as I see they weren't configured out of the box for performance smile

Last edited by huntekah (2019-10-05 10:22:31)

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