No battery level indication

Bug #555585 reported by Jeroen T. Vermeulen on 2010-04-05
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
Nominated for Lucid by kydorn

Bug Description

Binary package hint: indicator-applet

I've upgraded my June 2009 Macbook Pro from Karmic to Lucid. The battery indicator applet had been working, but right now it isn't. I see the indicator applet, and I can open its About dialog and preferences, but I get no information about battery status. Instead it shows the power-plug-like image. There is no tooltip.

The problem may be related to some failed suspend attempts I made just now; the system was probably still trying to suspend as I unplugged the power.
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Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: 7131a2e6825aee6420636214396358b3
CheckboxSystem: 7e42599bda39ea7ff8b528272b6ef52b
DevkitPower:
 Error: command ['upower', '-d'] failed with exit code 1:
 (upower:28421): libupower-glib-WARNING **: Couldn't enumerate devices: Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
GnomeSessionIdleInhibited: No
GnomeSessionInhibitors: None
GnomeSessionSuspendInhibited: No
MachineType: Apple Inc. MacBookPro5,4
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Package: gnome-power-manager 2.30.0-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdLine: root=UUID=e82d9a35-caee-4503-8594-8cd1eb26eec9 ro quiet splash
ProcEnviron:
 LC_TIME=en_DK.UTF-8
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-19.28-generic 2.6.32.10+drm33.1
Tags: lucid
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-19-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout lpadmin netdev plugdev pulse pulse-access sambashare video
dmi.bios.date: 06/15/09
dmi.bios.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.bios.version: MBP53.88Z.00AC.B03.0906151647
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag#
dmi.board.name: Mac-F22587A1
dmi.board.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.board.version: MacBookPro5,4
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset Tag#
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: Mac-F22587A1
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAppleInc.:bvrMBP53.88Z.00AC.B03.0906151647:bd06/15/09:svnAppleInc.:pnMacBookPro5,4:pvr1.0:rvnAppleInc.:rnMac-F22587A1:rvrMacBookPro5,4:cvnAppleInc.:ct10:cvrMac-F22587A1:
dmi.product.name: MacBookPro5,4
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: Apple Inc.

Jeroen T. Vermeulen (jtv) wrote :

There were also no warnings about low-battery conditions. As my battery ran out, the system unexpectedly tried to suspend (as evidenced by a dialog saying it failed to), and later went into sudden shutdown.

The shutdown also caused other problems: the real-time clock was reset to the distant past (sometime before 2001), the system failed to recover a usable clock setting once it was working again, the filesystem needed fsck, the fsck message on the boot screen was broken, and the fsck failed; I'll file separate bugs for those issues.

summary: - No battery indicator
+ No battery level indication
Ted Gould (ted) on 2010-04-05
affects: indicator-applet (Ubuntu) → gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, could you run apport-collect 555585 ; it will attach the required logs for the report. would be nice as well to grab some using :

killall gnome-power-manager && gnome-power-manager --verbose 2>&1 | tee gpm.log ; try to reproduce the issue and attach that resulting log file to the report, thanks Jeroen.

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete

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description: updated

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Jeroen T. Vermeulen (jtv) wrote :

There's the apport data. I wouldn't know where to begin in reproducing the bug though.

Nigel Babu (nigelbabu) on 2010-04-16
tags: added: karmic2lucid
Brandon Bell (brandonbell) wrote :

I can confirm this with a MacBook Pro 5,3. It was working fine in Karmic, best I can remember.

The battery indicator does not show. If I select 'Always display an icon' in the Power Management preferences, a 'plug' indicator appears showing that I am charging even though I am running on battery.

A number of people confirm the same issue as mentioned in the previous post and in the forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1469819&page=2

Alex Murray (alexmurray) wrote :

This is due to a crash in upowerd which is inturn caused by a bug in libusb, marking as dupe against bug #427805

Morgan Collett (morgan) wrote :

Same thing happens to me if I boot my Macbook Pro 5,3 with no power cord attached.

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