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Bug 143828 - Battstat applet should appear by default on desktop if needed
Battstat applet should appear by default on desktop if needed
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
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Blocks: FC4Target
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Reported: 2004-12-29 02:07 EST by Christopher Beland
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.10.1-2
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Last Closed: 2005-04-18 06:51:48 EDT
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Description Christopher Beland 2004-12-29 02:07:56 EST
(sorry if this is the wrong component)

I have Toshiba M35X-S106 laptop, and I did a fresh install of Fedora Core 3. 
When I first saw my desktop, I was disappointed that there was no battery status
applet included.  It was only later that I discovered that it did exist; I just
had to add it myself from a secret menu.

From a usability perspective, it makes sense to automatically include the applet
on the default desktop, if Fedora is being/has been installed on a portable,
battery-powered device like a laptop.

Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2005-01-05 05:59:04 EST
Yeah, the scriptlet in gnome-panel.spec to install the applet on the
default panel only detects when APM is enabled and doesn't do anything
when ACPI is enabled and APM is disabled.
Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2005-01-05 08:44:46 EST
So, the APM check looks like:

if [ -f /proc/apm ]; then
  # Battery present if top bits are unset
  flag=$(cat /proc/apm | cut -d ' ' -f 6 | sed
  if [ "$flag" == "0" ]; then

Probably want to make it something like:

if [ -f /proc/acpi/event ] ; then
  for battery in /proc/acpi/battery/*/state; do 
    if grep 'present: *yes' $battery >/dev/null 2>&1; then 
elif [ -f /proc/apm ]; then
  # Battery present if top bits are unset
  flag=$(cat /proc/apm | cut -d ' ' -f 6 | \
             sed  s/0x\([0-9a-f]\)[0-9a-f]/\1/')
  if [ "$flag" == "0" ]; then
Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2005-04-18 06:51:48 EDT
Should be fixed in rawhide now:

* Mon Apr 18 2005 Mark McLoughlin <markmc@redhat.com> 2.10.1-2
- Add the battery applet to the panel in %post if ACPI is
  available (bug #143828)
Comment 4 Christopher Beland 2007-08-26 15:06:20 EDT
Confirmed that this is fixed as of Fedora 7.  Yay!

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