The gnome power applet randomly re-classifies my battery power

Bug #665064 reported by Chris on 2010-10-22
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-power-manager

My laptop is a Toshiba M11 Tecra, new a few weeks ago.

I'm not sure which package is to blame for this problem ... It may be the gnome power applet, it may be the power management base software, or it may be a kernel issue.

Yesterday the battery was reported as having an Energy capacity of ~ 50 Wh using the gnome power applet. I put the system to suspend mode overnight, but when I switched the system on this morning it booted from atoms, rather than restoring. Today the battery is reported as having 19 Wh of capacity ! It looks as though this figure is increasing slowly ... Also all of the charge / discharge profile / accuracy data has been lost. See attached screenshot of the power details page.

My guess is that this may have been caused by the system not actually going into suspend mode ... and running the battery out, but that is just guesswork. Maybe someone could comment.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: gnome-power-manager 2.30.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-25.44-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-25-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Oct 22 11:52:24 2010
GnomeSessionIdleInhibited: No
GnomeSessionInhibitors: None
GnomeSessionSuspendInhibited: No
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100816.1)
MachineType: TOSHIBA TECRA M11
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.32-25-generic root=/dev/mapper/sys-root ro quiet splash
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: gnome-power-manager 06/18/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: TOSHIBA
dmi.bios.version: Version 2.50
dmi.board.asset.tag: 0000000000 Portable PC
dmi.board.vendor: TOSHIBA
dmi.board.version: Version A0
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 0000000000
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: TOSHIBA
dmi.chassis.version: Version 1.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnTOSHIBA:bvrVersion2.50:bd06/18/2010:svnTOSHIBA:pnTECRAM11:pvrPTME1E-02001V0N:rvnTOSHIBA:rnPortablePC:rvrVersionA0:cvnTOSHIBA:ct10:cvrVersion1.0: TECRA M11
dmi.product.version: PTME1E-02001V0N
dmi.sys.vendor: TOSHIBA

Chris (lidgaca) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at to know how to install that version.Thanks in advance and sorry for the late response.

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

[Expired for gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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