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

Andrwe Lord Weber lord-weber-andrwe at renona-studios.org
Fri Mar 20 17:46:25 CET 2009

Ali Abdallah schrieb:
> 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 estimation.
>> Regards,
>> Andrwe
> Regards,
> Ali.
So I had to ask the hal developer about this bug?


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