Bug 1012647 - Placeholder icon always shown in notification area [NEEDINFO]
Placeholder icon always shown in notification area
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: upower (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-09-26 15:15 EDT by Heiko Adams
Modified: 2015-06-29 08:28 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 08:28:05 EDT
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cwickert: needinfo? (rhughes)

Attachments (Terms of Use)
screenshot of the two icons in the notification are (2.59 KB, image/png)
2013-09-26 15:15 EDT, Heiko Adams
no flags Details
Screenshot of the battery information dialog including my mouse (53.85 KB, image/png)
2014-01-05 06:08 EST, Heiko Adams
no flags Details

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Xfce 10327 None None None Never
Xfce 11054 None None None Never

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Description Heiko Adams 2013-09-26 15:15:14 EDT
Created attachment 803549 [details]
screenshot of the two icons in the notification are

Description of problem:
Since upgrading to Fedora 20 xfce4-power-manager allways shows the missing icon placeholder icon in the notification are, no matter what the icon setting of xfce4-power-manager is set to. The placeholder icon also has the power-manager context-menu if you do a right-click on it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log into a new xfce session
2. If power-manager is not started do it

Actual results:
The placeholder icon is visible

Expected results:
xfce4-power-manager should only show the battery icon

Additional info:
Comment 1 Heiko Adams 2014-01-05 05:51:39 EST
Okay, it looks like the xfce4-power-manager guesses the battery of my usb mouse is an additional battery for my notebook because if I unplug the receiver of the mouse and restart the power-manager the placeholder icon goes away until I plug the receiver back in and wait a few seconds.
Comment 2 Heiko Adams 2014-01-05 06:08:52 EST
Created attachment 845732 [details]
Screenshot of the battery information dialog including my mouse
Comment 3 Heiko Adams 2014-01-05 06:21:42 EST
I found a bug report about this upstream and it seems to be a "problem" with recent upower versions. URL of the upstream bug report added
Comment 4 Christoph Wickert 2014-01-05 06:38:14 EST
I have to admit I ignored this bug because I could not reproduce it, but now I can and it's indeed the mouse. gnome-power-manager has the same problem (bug 816775), so the problem seems to be in upower. Asking maintainer for help.
Comment 5 Peter Backes 2014-01-11 17:11:29 EST
same issue here.

Logitech Performance MX mouse.
Comment 6 Raphael Groner 2014-04-19 07:30:38 EDT
Reproducible with xfpm 1.2.0

I have a wireless Logitech mouse that can report its own battery state, too.
Comment 7 Christoph Wickert 2014-04-20 13:13:13 EDT
No response from upower owner for months. Reassigning.
Comment 8 Raphael Groner 2014-04-20 14:19:26 EDT
This issue is not only related to an additional icon. I detected that xfpm inhibits acpi event handling in systemd (by a special patch), but now completely , if there's a second battery. So a wireless mouse breaks xfpm logic to handle acpi events by itself.

Should I report that as a separate bug? My solution is to not use xfpm any more (yum remove). Systemd is working fine.
Comment 9 Raphael Groner 2014-09-11 17:31:54 EDT
This bug seems to be fixed and is in further feature discussion at upstream.

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