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410 v 430 low battery alarm

#1 Post by T410 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:45 pm

I have a 410 running Mint 17.3 (yes I know its obsolete) that sounds an alarm when the battery hits 5%. I have no idea why, but it has always done so and I like it. I like it a lot.

I have a 430 running 19.x which does not sound an alarm no matter how low the battery gets. I do not like this one bit.

The power settings are the same. Googling this it almost sounds as if the 410 is the odd one. I see all sorts of magic terminal incantations should rightfully be done to make Mint make a sound, but it did so out of the box on my 410.

Why?

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Re: 410 v 430 low battery alarm

#2 Post by skx » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:06 am

T410 wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:45 pm
I have a 410 running Mint 17.3 (yes I know its obsolete) that sounds an alarm when the battery hits 5%. I have no idea why, but it has always done so and I like it. I like it a lot.

I have a 430 running 19.x which does not sound an alarm no matter how low the battery gets. I do not like this one bit.

The power settings are the same. Googling this it almost sounds as if the 410 is the odd one. I see all sorts of magic terminal incantations should rightfully be done to make Mint make a sound, but it did so out of the box on my 410.

Why?
Honestly I never looked into this but I confirm all my machines running Debian do have the low battery alarm sound enabled. I think it is a combination of kernel/DE which is taking care of it. As you are running Mint, go looking for support on their forum/irc channel.
ThinkPad X220: i5-2520M CPU 2.5GHz - 8GB RAM 1333 MHz - SSD 860 EVO 250GB - Debian - ME_cleaned
ThinkPad X230: i5-3320M CPU 3.3GHz - 8GB RAM 1600 MHz - SSD 860 EVO 500GB - Debian - ME_cleaned

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