GNOME Power Statistics shows nothing on Ubuntu 18.04

Bug #1753263 reported by AsciiWolf on 2018-03-04
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

GNOME Power Statistics shows nothing on Ubuntu 18.04, just the "cannot enable timerstats" error. See the attached screenshot.

AsciiWolf (asciiwolf) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. What sort of computer do you use? On a laptop it should least batteries info, on a desktop indeed you get only the CPU information and that seems buggy.
There is a Debian bug report describing similar problems on
It might have to do with upower/kernel options, needs investigation

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
AsciiWolf (asciiwolf) wrote :

It's a virtual machine under KVM on my desktop PC.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jim Tittsler (jwt) wrote :

On a Dell XPS 13 laptop, Power Statistics does show the AC adapter and Laptop battery status, but the Processor statistics has the same error as above:

Processor wakeups per second: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.UPower.GeneralError: cannot enable timerstats

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