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Offline gdemaroney@yahoo.com

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Old Laptop
« on: November 29, 2017, 11:32:45 pm »
I put Peppermint on my old Sony Vaio laptop with an old Intel 750M processor and 2g memory. It was a book anchor. Now runs like brand new.
Even though the Battery life is still nasty. But it works.

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Re: Old Laptop
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 12:01:37 am »
If it has been standing for too long without any power, the battery could have been damaged. Anyway, have a look at http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-linux-advanced-power-management.html and see if it helps in your case.

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Re: Old Laptop
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 03:29:47 am »
try: sudo apt install tlp tlp-rdw
That should improve your laptop's battery life (assuming that the battery isn't old or damaged)

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Re: Old Laptop
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 03:33:55 am »
Yes, I use tlp on a 2012 hp probook with a battery from 2013. Battery lasts about 30% longer than without tlp.

EDIT: Maybe not a really fair comparison since I've also reduced screen brightness but, still much better.
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