Bug 316121 - Charge time and running time figures inaccurate
Charge time and running time figures inaccurate
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-power-manager (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-10-02 16:56 EDT by Adam Huffman
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:52 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 02:17:51 EST
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Camera phone image of tooltip with incorrect time figures (306.35 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-10-02 18:24 EDT, Adam Huffman
no flags Details
Output of lshal (122.19 KB, text/plain)
2007-10-03 17:33 EDT, Adam Huffman
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Description Adam Huffman 2007-10-02 16:56:38 EDT
Description of problem:
The figures shown in the tooltip by the gnome-power-manager applet for battery
charge time and running time are not very accurate on this Vaio SZ.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

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Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
I shall attach a screenshot when I can get Bluetooth working...
Comment 1 Adam Huffman 2007-10-02 18:24:19 EDT
Created attachment 214121 [details]
Camera phone image of tooltip with incorrect time figures
Comment 2 David Zeuthen 2007-10-03 13:33:51 EDT
Wow, lucky you, I'd kill to have a battery with ~50 years of capacity left :-).
Anyway, you're right it's probably a bug; adding the upstream maintainer to Cc.

Please attach output of lshal.

Random question: is this on a fresh install? If so, try draining the battery
completely, then reboot and see if you can reproduce. My theory is some of the
wacky (and IMO harmful) guesstimation code in g-p-m is triggering wrong.
Comment 3 Richard Hughes 2007-10-03 13:45:32 EDT
David, I think there is a x86_64 specific bug - I got a novell bug also about
this. Can one of the guys try a "make check" in a g-p-m source tree on a 64 bit
system please. Thanks.
Comment 4 David Zeuthen 2007-10-03 15:21:43 EDT
Mmm... if that's the case maybe we should run 'make check' in %build in the spec
file. I'll try it on my x86_64 box at home tonight.
Comment 5 Adam Huffman 2007-10-03 17:32:38 EDT
Yes, it's a fresh install, though $HOME has been retained from previous
Comment 6 Adam Huffman 2007-10-03 17:33:42 EDT
Created attachment 215141 [details]
Output of lshal
Comment 7 Adam Huffman 2007-10-04 18:14:31 EDT
I tried running the battery down completely but the laptop shut itself down when
the power applet claimed 6% was still remaining.

Now I've rebooted with AC power, the time until charged figure is still spurious.
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 09:58:27 EDT
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