[Goodies-dev] xfce4-battery don't update charge level

Ali Abdallah aliov at xfce.org
Tue Mar 17 19:00:46 CET 2009

Andrwe Lord Weber wrote:
> Ali Abdallah schrieb:
>> Andrwe Lord Weber wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm using xfce4-4.6.0 on Gentoo.
>>> The panel-plugins xfce4-battery and -power-manager don't update 
>>> there charging level automatically.
>>> ACPI is active in the kernel and if I'm reading the state manually 
>>> with "cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state" both plugins update thier 
>>> values.
>> Not sure if i understand what you exactly mean here, please provide 
>> more details.
> I meant the plugins show a charging level of 99% if fully loaded 
> although I'm working on battery mode until I use the given command to 
> see the real chargment.
> After using it both plugins update their percentage once.
> It is also updated if I plug in/out the cable.

You can do the following, lshal -m, then run the above command and see 
if this is causing hald to update the current charge value.

>>> Although the left time of charging and decharging is to high, e.g. 
>>> if my battery is fully charged they say I can work for 27 hours.
>>> xfce4-battery-version: 0.5.1
>>> xfce4-power-manager-version: 0.6.4
>> Very strange, at least in the power manager, since we read this 
>> information from hald, and we don't accept any estimated time greater 
>> than 8 hours!
> The 27 hours are shown by the battery-plugin. How can I see the time 
> using power-manager?
>>> Regards,
>>> Andrwe
>> Regards,
>> Ali. 
> Regards,
> Andrwe
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