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#1 2018-07-24 15:34:58

g33zr
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Back again!

After a very long hiatus, I'm running BunsenLabs again. My aging System76 laptop seems to have lost its oomph and other distros devour the already weak battery (even new, a battery only lasts about 3 hrs.). I use the laptop for writing and research if I'm not on my desktop workstation, so I don't a lot of bells and whistles and don't use it for more than an hour or two. Meanwhile, I like what I see--quite an evolution from good old CrunchBang #!

Kudos to Damo and crew for Helium! It looks great and the install was fast and smooth.  smile


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#2 2018-07-25 05:26:36

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Re: Back again!

Hi g33zr welcome back to the Lab!


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#3 2018-07-25 14:52:13

g33zr
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Re: Back again!

Thanks, John. BL is great for this old laptop, even though the specs are still pretty good. At least I'm able to squeeze out a bit more battery life. If the Mrs. didn't use the desktop, I'd be tempted to run it there too. I really love the lean, clean look of BL!  smile smile


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#4 2018-07-25 21:49:50

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Re: Back again!

Welcome to the forum!

For even more battery time one can also try to tinker with Laptop Mode Tools and/or Powertop.

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#5 2018-07-25 22:49:50

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Hey g33zr! Thanks for the compliments, and welcome back. smile

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#6 2018-07-26 01:07:03

g33zr
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Re: Back again!

Martix, I'm running Powertop. I think it's time to replace the battery.


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#7 2018-11-24 22:44:55

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Re: Back again!

For a simple life  I'm in deep agreement with you !

( keeps me happy especially when other OSes come tumbling down on upgrade 2x )

Snappy live-usb install keeps me coming back for more !

g33zr wrote:

..... I'm running BunsenLabs again.....

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#8 2018-11-25 02:51:50

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Re: Back again!

g33zr wrote:

Martix, I'm running Powertop. I think it's time to replace the battery.

+1 as laptop batteries start losing their oomph after the first 2 years. I'd certainly replace the battery if it no longer holds a full charge and discharges so quickly.


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