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New Users / Re: Lenovo X1 suitable for Peppermint installation ?
« on: January 29, 2020, 09:23:16 am »
i just amended my post to indicate it is an 8th gen with an i5 processor Kendal.

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New Users / Lenovo X1 suitable for Peppermint installation ? (SOLVED)
« on: January 29, 2020, 07:52:16 am »
I have come across a very good price on a Lenovo X1 and wish to know if it would be suitable for a Peppermint Install...l had read somewhere the X1 had some architecture that made it a bad choice but can't find the info.  It is an 8h Generation with an i5 Processor

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Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 23, 2020, 04:59:43 pm »
The Battery is internal and l just replaced it the other day for a new one expecting that it was an old battery causing the issue.
At Spences suggestion l had looked further into it being a Lenovo specific issue and it may just be that as the Lenovo sites issues with the same symptoms but it may be specific to the BIOS?? and may require reverting back to Windose (Never) to effect the repair unless this collection of minds can come up with a resolve.
Dave

Update...let battery run right down till screen went off then let it sit overnight befor plugging in to recharge..no change to status indicator still indicates 59% charge

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Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 23, 2020, 10:57:11 am »
Hello @windrose... I'm happy that @vinDSL chimed in and confirmed what I was beginning to suspect. Do you know how to access the bios on this laptop? If so reboot and follow the instructions (usually involving tapping tab or del, or one of your F keys) that quickly flash across your screen... then scour the bios for anything related to battery or power settings. If you do not know, you'll need to scour the Lenovo site for specific instructions for your make and model.

I would seriously consider returning this, along with your battery if there is still a window of opportunity to do so.

While the bios is theoretically "operating system agnostic," Lenovo is deeply entrenched & beholden to the windows os system. Thus the need to get windows working again to deploy the drivers you found. Is there a license sticker on the bottom of your machine? if so, that's all you need to reinstall...

If not, then well... let us know how you decide to proceed


(My Mother has a Lenovo that drives me bonkers support wise and I wanted to return, but she wouldn't agree. )


Spence, l have searched the bios and can find nothing that remotely looks like it may allow power options to be altered.
The computer was purchased used in fine condition with windows 8 loaded which l had wiped to install PM10.
I am wondering if l load up the PM respin would there be an opportunity to correct this or is the power manager something that is integral to the computer itself and not the OS? Just clutching straws here..as l said previously l can live with it in this state but it bugs me that i can not revert to another power handling option.
ANDYINMOKUM had a suggestion but not knowing how to proceed at this time l am reluctant . Appreciate the help but l am not desperate for it .
Dave

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Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 21, 2020, 05:02:14 pm »
glitchbot..it is a new battery and we are leaning towards it being and Lenovo Issue.

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Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 21, 2020, 08:15:34 am »
Interesting.

I might mention, this is similar to why I dual-boot Peppermint with winders - downloading/installing BIOS updates, for instance.

If these battery settings are not saved to BIOS, and dependent on the settings in the winders app, then you're probably stuck with the default 50-60% envelope, when charged on non-winders OSs.

Just a guess...   :)
Help me understand this please , The BIOS settings are established with a Windose OS and an only be changed with a windose OS? Assuming the changes necessary are within the BIOS there is no way for Peppermint to effect the change?
I had wiped the computer when l installed PM and do not have a Windose OS on a disc.
It is not that the computer can not run in its present condition but l just am not certain how much battery l have. I do generally have it on AC most of the time but would like the option of working without AC.

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Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 21, 2020, 06:06:13 am »
This is the pop up l received on the Zip file to download.

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thanks for the clarification!

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Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 20, 2020, 04:53:45 pm »
Thank you for that lead Spence...as indicated in the attached screenshot this does indeed describe the issue "limit charging from between 55 and 60%" but there is only information (that l can see) for systems loaded with Windows 8.1 which is what this one had prior to my loading Peppermint the power management system they refer to is no longer onboard l am thinking but on one of Lenovos pages they do have an executable file that may effect the needed repair but l am reluctant to execute


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I will be wanting to do the upgrade but being a nooby was hoping someone might enlighten me as to what the different colours in the code represent?

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Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 20, 2020, 11:53:53 am »
Gotcha! Good to remember!

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Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 20, 2020, 10:56:34 am »
Thanks Spence..l was trying to figure out how to incorporate the Spoiler function but was not certain how l was to insert the hyperlink. Should the Spoiler be activated and then insert the link between the slashes?

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Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 20, 2020, 08:09:55 am »
Here is a shot with charger disconnected and l believe it is indicating a 100% charge if l a reading it correctly.

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Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 20, 2020, 07:56:40 am »
OK l believe l have educated myself on how to post images, now l think l have to figure out how to post them without using the whole page... :o :o

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Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 20, 2020, 07:54:12 am »

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