Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86263
battery applet broken with acpi
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of problem: Battery applet does not show the right battery status
but always shows "Battery: 0% Low" even if the battery is fully charged. This
happen with acpi. I state in advance that acpi works in fact the right status of
the battery is fully readable in /proc/acpi/battery/0/status
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. load acpi modules
2. open X
3. See the applet
"Battery: 0% Low"
!= "Battery: 0% Low"
gnome-applets in rawhide is newer now, fwiw
And the /proc dir has been rearranged so battstat can't find anything on my
machine at least.
[root@localhost kmaraas]# ls /proc/acpi
alarm button embedded_controller fadt power_resource
asus dsdt event info sleep
This is what I have. No "battery" nor "ac_adapter". I don't think battstat is
looking for any others. This is the rawhide gnome-applets and kernel.
*** Bug 86351 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
kjartan: Was this with gnome-applets 2.3.6?
Sorry, loading the relevant kernel modules gives me /proc/ac_adapter etc, but I
still don't get any battery info from the applet. It shows the red exclamation
mark. This is gnome-applets-2.3.7-1:
[root@localhost root]# ls /proc/acpi
ac_adapter battery embedded_controller info sleep
alarm button event power_resource thermal_zone
asus dsdt fadt processor
Please tell me what you need to know about the proc files if anything.
I think this is not a bug. In reply to comment #5, loading module
"battery" would fix the problem. In reply to first comment, it has
been an old ACPI code in kernel (which has been shipped in RH9). The
new ACPI code export the data in /proc/acpi/battery/BAT1, which is
where battstat-applet looks for.
Can be closed IMO.
BTW, there is a patch pending in GNOME bugzilla that adds time
estimataion to this applet. I have patches against Rawhide SRPMS if
anyone is interested here to include them in Rawhide. Here is the
GNOME bugzilla report:
Yeah. This can definitely be closed. There's a new gnome-applets out
today that will fix some problems with event handling over the last
release so ACPI should be working just fine with battstat now.
Cool, closing now