Bug 107811 - modifying battery charge monitor applet to display 2 batteries
Summary: modifying battery charge monitor applet to display 2 batteries
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-applets   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Mark McLoughlin
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Reported: 2003-10-23 09:46 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-19 08:45:59 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2003-10-23 09:46:23 UTC
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!

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Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2004-03-03 19:05:19 UTC
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:


Comment 2 Need Real Name 2004-03-09 10:59:00 UTC
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).

Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2004-07-19 08:45:59 UTC
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
each battery.

This is a feature request, rather than just a bug so I'm going to
forward it upstream:


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