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Increase Laptop battery life on Ubuntu/Linux using PowerTOP

PowerTOP is a great utility which allows you to diagnose power consumption on Linux machine.It provides with lots of stats mentioning power consumption per process, per processor, per device, idle states of each core etc.

Heres a guide on how to use powerTOP to increase battery life on Ubuntu or Linux installed laptops…

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Install Official Canon Inkjet printer drivers in Ubuntu/Linuxmint via PPA.

I own a Canon MP276 Ink jet printer.The official Ubuntu repositories contain drivers for most of the canon printers and it was there for mine too.But as I have found the quality of printing turns out to be great after installing official canon drivers from their website.

It is troublesome to find the drivers for Ubuntu on Canon.So the easiest way is add this PPA and install the drivers from there.

For adding this PPA, open the terminal and execute these commands one by one:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon-stable
sudo apt-get update

For installing drivers for MP270 series,this command:
sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-mp270series

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