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

Ali Abdallah aliov at xfce.org
Fri Mar 20 17:19:03 CET 2009

Andrwe Lord Weber wrote:
> Hi,
> I've now installed the latest hal-version (0.5.12_rc1) but that 
> doesn't changed anything.
> >On 17.03.2009 19:00, Ali Abdallah wrote:
>>> 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.
> >I've done this and the result is like I mentioned.
> >As long as I'm doing nothing there is no reaction but if I use the 
> >above
> >commend there is an update.
> >I've tried it at irregular intervals and it's always the same result.
>>>>>> 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?
> I've also tested the time again which is shown by power-manager.
> You're right values above 8 hours weren't shown but if the battery 
> reach a charge level of 20% the power-manager shows a left time of 7 
> hours. (would be nice if it were true ^^)
Yes would be very nice if this is true for sure :), but i get this 
information from hald, so if they do calculate it wrong what can i do, i 
might add time estimation in xfpm for future release to avoid this funny 

> Regards,
> Andrwe

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