Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 204654
Information->Device information->more->Remaining time is unclear
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:46:35 EST
Description of problem:
Information->Device information->more->Remaining time is unclear. Does this mean
remaining time to finish charging, remaining time on the battery if the AC is
unplugged? Something else?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Good point. At the moment it's "until charged" when on ac, and "until critical"
when on battery. We probably need to split this up and do clever things:
17 minutes remaining until charged
2 hours, 30 minutes power if you removed the AC power cord
Got any ideas?
If you mean ideas on how to do this, no. But yes, I agree that both bits of
information would be useful ones to have, although the 'until charged' one only
applies with AC.
So perhaps give both if AC is plugged in. If not, only give the amount of time
remaining on the battery?
Also unsure if 'time remaining until charged' still makes sense if the batter is
i think it makes sense for both values to be there all the time.
when running on batteries the 'until charged' value is an estimate which
increases as the batteries drain.
it means "how long it would take to fully charge if you plugged in the AC now"!
(it's the mirror of "how long the batteries would last if you un-plugged the AC
anyway, definitely agree it's confusing as it is because you've got one line
plotting two different values, swapping between them as the AC state changes.
as for how - either as two lines or two graphs. you could possibly have both
lines on one graph and indicate when the value is more 'guestimate' than
estimate by modifying the width/opacity/dot-pattern of the line. but i wouldn't
want to increase the visual complexity of this nice, tidy app.
maybe it's best just to remove the 'until charged' completely and leave it to
the panel icon tooltip to display that info. hmm.
okay, i realise you're talking about hal (right?) and i'm talking about the
power history graphs of those values but i think what i've said still makes
if anyone feels like tidying up the graphs, just disconnecting the line when the
state changes would make the graphs make a lot more sense IMO. hopefully people
looking at the raw hal values can figure things out for themselves.
on F8 now the power history graphs simply don't display the 'time until fully
charged' - which is good. the tool-tip on the notification icon displays both
values (properly labelled).
so i reckon this can be closed?
Sure, just close it; no need to ask.