Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1012647
Placeholder icon always shown in notification area
Last modified: 2015-06-29 08:28:05 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log into a new xfce session
2. If power-manager is not started do it
The placeholder icon is visible
xfce4-power-manager should only show the battery icon
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.
Created attachment 845732 [details]
Screenshot of the battery information dialog including my mouse
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
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.
same issue here.
Logitech Performance MX mouse.
Reproducible with xfpm 1.2.0
I have a wireless Logitech mouse that can report its own battery state, too.
No response from upower owner for months. Reassigning.
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.
This bug seems to be fixed and is in further feature discussion at upstream.
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