gnome-power-manager settings have no "on battery" tab

Bug #442378 reported by Emilio on 2009-10-04
This bug affects 2 people
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gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Karmic by Emilio

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-power-manager

Gnome Power Manager settings panel has no "On battery" tab, for configuring behaviour when running on battery power. It does have an "On AC Power" tab, and a "General" tab, but the tab that would correspond to battery settings is missing.

If I boot from battery and wait a little, Gnome Power Manager does recognise the battery if I check on the "Energy History" window. Otherwise, if I boot from AC Power and check on "Energy History", the battery doesn't appear.

I'm running updated Ubuntu Karmic. As far as I know, this is a regression, as this used to work fine on Jaunty. My laptop is a Acer Aspire 6930. Do not hesitate to ask for any other information needed.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Oct 4 13:36:17 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: gnome-power-manager 2.28.0-0ubuntu1
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-11.38-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-power-manager
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-11-generic x86_64

Emilio (turl) wrote :
Emilio (turl) on 2009-10-04
description: updated
Emilio (turl) wrote :

As a workaround, you can get the "On Battery" tab if you make it detect your battery and then restart gnome power manager.

To make it detect your battery when you have booted using battery power, you need to connect the laptop to AC power. If you have booted from AC power, I guess unplugging the AC cable, waiting some time and restoring AC power should make it detect it. After that, you can run these 2 commands on a console to restart gnome-powe-manager:

killall gnome-power-manager

Hope this issue can be fixed for Karmic final

Blaz Pristy (pristy-site) wrote : Acer 7730G is running like to be on AC no more dim on display if i unplug AC cabel.

Fresh install i see...this is getting worse and worse from Ubuntu 8.04.

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