Reports "Laptop battery critically low" as soon as power supply is removed

Bug #661527 reported by Matthew on 2010-10-15
This bug affects 14 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-power-manager

This happened in release 10.04 as well, but not before then IIRC.

When I remove the power, I get a notification message (? - the thing on a black background near the top right hand corner of the screen) saying "Battery discharging // 0.03 of battery remaining (95%)". The 95% is correct (it can be higher) but the 0.03 (hours.minutes?) is nonsense.

I also get a warning dialogue saying "Laptop battery critically low // Computer will hibernate very soon unless it is plugged in." However, the battery icon on the panel shows full, and hovering over it says something like "Laptop battery 2:30 left" and that is the correct situation - the warning dialogue shouldn't appear for ages.

As far as I can see, everything in gnome-power-statistics is sensible, as are the values sent with this report.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gnome-power-manager 2.32.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.34-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Oct 15 23:21:45 2010
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-power-manager
GnomeSessionIdleInhibited: No
GnomeSessionInhibitors: None
GnomeSessionSuspendInhibited: No
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
 Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
MachineType: Gericom Ego
 Socket 0:
   3.3V 16-bit PC Card
   Subdevice 0 (function 0) bound to driver "sdricoh_cs"
 Socket 1:
   no card
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=2f48f0ee-f08d-445a-9d68-c634c6b8e634 ro quiet splash
SourcePackage: gnome-power-manager
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1460): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (nautilus:1459): GConf-CRITICAL **: gconf_value_free: assertion `value != NULL' failed
 (nm-applet:1458): Gdk-CRITICAL **: IA__gdk_window_thaw_toplevel_updates_libgtk_only: assertion `private->update_and_descendants_freeze_count > 0' failed
 (nautilus:1459): GConf-CRITICAL **: gconf_value_free: assertion `value != NULL' failed 08/12/2004
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A1003IG7 V5.50 Ego
dmi.board.vendor: Gericom
dmi.board.version: REV.C
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Gericom
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrA1003IG7V5.50:bd08/12/2004:svnGericom:pnEgo:pvr0031:rvnGericom:rnEgo:rvrREV.C:cvnGericom:ct10:cvrN/A: Ego
dmi.product.version: 0031
dmi.sys.vendor: Gericom

Matthew (gromituk) wrote :
Rodolfo Saccani (rsaccani) wrote :

Same problem here.
I can bypass gnome-power-manager hybernating or suspending my machine by killing it just before I disconnect power and re-starting it shortly after power has been disconnected.

Konstantin Lavrov (lacosta) wrote :

To stop of hybernating or suspending please try this as workaround for gpm:

gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/gnome-power-manager/general/use_time_for_policy false

I'll mark it as dup of 531190

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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