Description of problem:
When I turned on my computer, I got a message that my battery may be broken because it can only hold 5.7% of max capacity. After reboot, the capacity was listed as 100%.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Name : gnome-power-manager
Arch : x86_64
Version : 3.0.2
Release : 2.fc15
Happened to me once. I wouldn't repeat the steps to reproduce it, you'll see why.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use laptop until it automatically shuts down from low power.
2. Watch Fedora fail to shut down on its own. (which has been usual for me lately)
3. Hear a beep, and then the laptop shuts off unexpectedly.
4. Close the lid and plug it into power later, while it's inside your bag.
5. The next day, take it out and find that your laptop is unusually warm, and still on(?).
6. Open it up to find out that the computer was sleeping(?) (or was it actually powered on? I can't remember.) See that the laptop is at the login screen.
7. Log in and get a message that the laptop battery is at a max of 5.7% capacity and may be broken.
8. Verify this number with gnome-power-statistics.
9. run webattery and see that it reports ~"7000% & charging" (or it may have been 1700%, the inverse of 5.7%.)
11. enter and exit the bios configuration tool, for good measure.
12. see that gnome-power-statistics reports maxiumum capacity to be 100%.
Warning saying that battery capacity is 5.7%. webattery reports a high charge percent.
knowledge by gnome-power-statistics that the capacity is actually 100%.
Laptop model: Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 14" 0578
The smart chip in the battery PCB can sometimes get confused. Does this happen every time? Does this still happen in F16? Thanks.
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