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by mustard
09 Oct 2014, 18:31
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Upgrading from USM 3.1.4 to USM 3.1.6
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Upgrading from USM 3.1.4 to USM 3.1.6

Could somebody please direct me as to how to update USM to 3.1.6 on porteus 3.0.1? More specifically, how to remove the older version of USM from the install? I saw a txz package for USM 3.1.6 on sourceforge, but do I install it directly on my current installation on top of the existing USM, or shou...
by mustard
09 Oct 2014, 18:25
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Battery charging threshold on Lenovo Z580
Replies: 5
Views: 1755

Re: Battery charging threshold on Lenovo Z580

Sorry, I didn't understand you completely. I am not saying that windows controls battery charge thresholds natively per se , but using Lenovo's proprietary "Lenovo Power Management" (which uses a proprietary driver I presume), you can indeed choose an option to "maximize battery lifespan", instead o...
by mustard
09 Oct 2014, 08:00
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Battery charging threshold on Lenovo Z580
Replies: 5
Views: 1755

Re: Battery charging threshold on Lenovo Z580

Thanks, your reply indicates that there may be no way to do it using Linux alone. I forgot to mention that when I previously used Ubuntu/Arch, I was dual booting with Windows 8 on the hard drive (and using Lenovo Power Mgmt on Windows). So, maybe Windows toggled a hardware setting in the battery, wh...
by mustard
07 Oct 2014, 18:52
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Battery charging threshold on Lenovo Z580
Replies: 5
Views: 1755

Battery charging threshold on Lenovo Z580

Hello, I am a new porteus user on a LenovoZ580 laptop, running it off a usb drive. I have some experience with Linux, having used Ubuntu and Arch earlier. I wanted to know if there is a way to enforce battery charging thresholds in Porteus, such that I can specify a max percentage value beyond which...