Manage Ubuntu’s System Power State



changing power settings using gconf editor image

The problem: On battery power, a warning message pops up telling you your battery is critically low. Even if you have time to plug in the mains, that's ignored and the PC shuts down.

The problem: On battery power, a warning message pops up telling you your battery is critically low. Even if you have time to plug in the mains, that's ignored and the PC shuts down.

I was using ubuntu 8.10 when I did this to solve the problem.

Here's the solution ..

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Open the Configuration Editor from the Terminal:-

Cascading through the menu, set up or change the following keys:

Now, when the battery reaches 12% Gnome shows a “low battery warning”, at 8% a “Critical battery warning” and at 5% the system hibernates.

Thassit. You can go now.

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