'voRia' pid='521' dateline='1237662723' wrote:
IMO it's strange that it is on 88% already, after only three weeks.
Mine is 2 months old and it says 94%. However I always use the NC10 with AC connected when I'm at home.
You can try to use the 'battery calibration' option inside the BIOS to recalibrate the battery, I think it would be usefull and it should recover a little percentage.
I discharged the batteries completely and then used that "calibration" from BIOS, so now I'm back to 94%, when they are fully charged. I also noticed that on XP batteries last a bit longer, having 50%, ubuntu usually reports 2 solid hours and with XP it's more than 3. It can be quite subjective, but it looks like XP consumes less than ~9-10W (ubuntu rates). I ran "powertop" but it only detects high consumption on usb where my wireless mouse is located and from firefox. With my previous dell laptop and Arch linux the batteries actually lasted longer in linux. Hopefully some tweakes about that will appear for ubuntu as well.