Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 316121
Charge time and running time figures inaccurate
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:52:19 EST
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
I shall attach a screenshot when I can get Bluetooth working...
Created attachment 214121 [details]
Camera phone image of tooltip with incorrect time figures
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.
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.
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.
Yes, it's a fresh install, though $HOME has been retained from previous
Created attachment 215141 [details]
Output of lshal
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.
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