Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107811
modifying battery charge monitor applet to display 2 batteries
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:32 EST
Description of problem:
When 2 batteries are inserted in a laptop the battery charge monitor applet
on gnome-panel continues to display only one battery with the mean charge
of both batteries.
It would be more logical to display 2 batteries on the panel when the laptop
has 2 batteries inserted. Each 'seperate battery display' monitoring only
the charge of 1 battery.
This should be done for apm and for acpi!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
This should work fine with ACPI enabled. This link gives some nice
instructions on how to enable ACPI:
The upstream bug where support for two batteries was added is:
This, http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89681, is very old
stuff. We are in march 2004 now.
Kevin Vandersloot, presumably gnome-applets maintainer (in 2002?)
states that the Hanno Boeck patch for the battstat applet to read
2 batteries has been applied.
If so it has not filtered down to the Fedora Core 1 and Fedora Core 2
test1 level. Gnome-applets-2.5.6-1 (FC2T1) still only recognizes 1
battery whether using APM or ACPI.
If the patch really works it would be very nice if the
RH/Fedora gnome-applets maintainer could also apply it (permanently).
Ah, I see now. The battery applet shows the aggregate battery power
for all the batteries on the system, but you want an indicator for
This is a feature request, rather than just a bug so I'm going to
forward it upstream: