Battery always shown as present

Bug #228821 reported by Hiperi0n on 2008-05-09
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-power-manager

I have an issue with the battery always shown as if it is present in Power Manager 2.22.1-1ubuntu4, Ubuntu Hardy on a Dell Precision M90. Running on battery power is fine, as it is while charging. However, if the battery is unplugged, the power manager still shows the battery as present and being charged. The icon display option I am using is "Only display an icon when a battery is present", but it also happens with the "Only display an icon when charging or discharging" or "Always display an icon".

I have been doing quite a research before posting this but i think this is not a duplicate bug. Thanks.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Could you please attach the resulting log file of: &> gpm.log to the report? You might also want to take a look to the Debugging instructions located at for submit any other logs related to your problem.Thanks in advance.

Changed in gnome-power-manager:
status: New → Incomplete
Hiperi0n (hiperi0n) wrote :

This is the gpm.log. I started the computer without battery (everything fine, it is not shown in the panel's power manager icon. Then I plugged the battery and unplugged it (without detaching the power supply cable). Now the battery is shown as present in the icon but says:

Computer is running on AC power
Laptop battery 10 minutes until charged (98%)


Distro version: DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
Kernel version: 2.6.24-21-generic
g-p-m version: 2.22.1
HAL version: 0.5.11rc2
System manufacturer: missing
System version: missing
System product: missing
AC adapter present: yes
Battery present: no
Laptop panel present: yes
CPU scaling present: yes
Battery Information:
GNOME Power Manager Process Information:
mariella 6617 0.0 1.0 29432 10672 ? Ss 14:13 0:00 gnome-power-manager
1000 9799 0.0 1.4 41032 14576 ? Ss 15:35 0:00 gnome-power-manager
HAL Process Information:
111 5536 0.0 0.4 6224 4340 ? Ss 14:03 0:02 /usr/sbin/hald
root 5540 0.0 0.1 3236 1060 ? S 14:03 0:00 \_ hald-runner
root 5613 0.0 0.1 5052 2056 ? S 14:03 0:00 \_ /usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-dell-backlight
root 5614 0.0 0.1 3300 1056 ? S 14:03 0:00 \_ hald-addon-input: Listening on /dev/input/event7 /dev/input/event1 /dev/input/event4 /dev/input/event5 /dev/input/event6
root 5623 0.0 0.1 3312 1160 ? S 14:03 0:00 \_ /usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-cpufreq
111 5624 0.0 0.0 2204 956 ? S 14:03 0:00 \_ hald-addon-acpi: listening on acpid socket /var/run/acpid.socket
root 5645 0.0 0.1 3304 1040 ? S 14:03 0:01 \_ hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/scd0 (every 2 sec)

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