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Problem with a brand new Asus laptop


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Nov 24, 2012
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Hi guys, longtime lurker here.

I need your help. Two days ago I bought an Asus laptop, model x501u and installed Ubuntu 12.10 on it. However, today I ran into a problem with it. Battery is now stuck at 2% after 4 hours of charging and I don't know what to do about it. Every time I turn it on I get a warning message for low battery, and stays that way. What am I doing wrong? Is this behavior normal for new laptops? Does the battery needs some conditioning? Could this be an Ubuntu bug? I must admit I'm new to Linux, so please don't get angry. :)


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System Name Absolute Zero | M.A.S.S
Processor Intel i7 4770k | i7 920
Motherboard Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H | EVGA X58 FTW3 SLI
Cooling Phanteks ph-tc14pe | CM 212+ Push Pull
Memory Mushkin 16Gb at 2400Mhz | Corsair Vengence 6x8Gb=48Gb
Video Card(s) EVGA SC GTX 770 2Gb | Nvidia 7300GT
Storage Sandisk 256Gb Ultra Plus x 2 raid0 + 72.12 500Gb | Intel 320 80Gb 2x1.5Tb, 2x2Tb 2x.5Tb + 3 x6Tb
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