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    Laptop battery question

    Hi all,
    i am using Linux debian sid on a HP gaming laptop (15-ak102nl (ENERGY STAR))

    On this pc, Linux is not managing properly the power off.

    Sometimes, after

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    shutdown -h now
    laptop powers off, but without power cord, it happened some time, to power it up after some days, and battery was dead, as if there was consumption with pc powered off. Once recharged it was back working, but i guess it was not good for the battery.

    I found out that exiting by "halt" and pressing power button for 5 seconds, it was properly powered off.

    Now, from some days, i have a new battery, upgraded kernel and bios to last available versions, and would investigate further on this.

    Question is: how to test if there is consumption on power off ? After some days, should i find the battery at same level, right ?

    Every help appreciated.

    Thanks
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    Re: Laptop battery question

    You can use '-p' instead of '-h' but it shouldn't start up by itself anyway. I doubt anything in Linux is doing it, more likely you have the BIOS clock set to start at a particular time or some other trigger to turn it on again, for example a keypress or 'wake on LAN'.

    There is no easy way to tell if current is being drawn from the battery, it requires breaking the battery connection to wire an ammeter in line with it.

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    Re: Laptop battery question

    Hi Brian,

    thanks a lot.
    I verified at least in Linux that wake on lan is disabled, and seems it is (Wake-on state for the wired interface is "d").

    I maybe could try ... starting from 100%, to keep battery disconnected 1 day, and check if it's still near to 100%, that the same 1-day test with PC off and battery connected. What do you think ?



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    Re: Laptop battery question

    Some BIOS have the option to keep delivering energy on USB slots, which could sink some energy from battery even don't having anything plugged there. I think there is no general answer to this question, it is necessary to investigate deeper you hardware/BIOS settings.
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