Hi! I’m having terrible battery life on my Dell XPS 15 9570, running 5.10 and i3. My battery capacity is ok, so I shouldnt be getting the 1-2 hrs I do right now. I looked at powertop and it says that I am using a high amount of power, so I think the nvidia GPU may not be properly turned off. I am using optimus-select with the aspci call option right now to turn it off. Is the GPU properly turned off? How can I extend my battery life?
+++ Battery Status: BAT0 /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/manufacturer = LGC-LGC3.67 /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/model_name = DELL T453X /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/cycle_count = 0 (or not supported) /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/charge_full_design = 7894 [mAh] /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/charge_full = 4870 [mAh] /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/charge_now = 3820 [mAh] /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/current_now = 3040 [mA] /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/status = Discharging
The battery reports a discharge rate of 44.8 W The energy consumed was 0.00 J The estimated remaining time is 0 hours, 59 minutes Summary: 4607.0 wakeups/second, 0.0 GPU ops/seconds, 0.0 VFS ops/sec and 5 Power est. Usage Events/s Category Description 32.3 W 61.0% Device Display backlight 1.12 W 100.0% Device Radio device: btusb 848 mW 5.1 pkts/s Device Network interface: w 27.5 mW 190.3 ms/s 2746.3 Process [PID 2054] picom -b