strange characters in battery name

Bug #1403633 reported by Lars Noodén on 2014-12-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
upower (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The name of the battery has characters not rendered properly. See the attached screenshot.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: xfce4-power-manager 1.4.2-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-28.38-generic 3.16.7-ckt1
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-28-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.15-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: LXDE
Date: Wed Dec 17 22:01:02 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-12-17 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Alpha amd64 (20141217)
SourcePackage: xfce4-power-manager
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :
Simon Steinbeiß (ochosi) wrote :

The power manager gets the battery-name strings from UPower, so I'm not sure there is much we can do about it...
That said, what version of UPower is that?

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

Ok. There's only one battery and it is glued in anyway. :( So it's not going to be confusing as a result of the displayed name.

$ apt-cache policy upower
  Installed: 0.99.1-3.1
  Candidate: 0.99.1-3.1

Simon Steinbeiß (ochosi) wrote :

Could you please run the following two commands in a terminal? That would help us to narrow down the issue.

First, run:
upower --enumerate

That will give you the path of the battery-device. Then run:
upower -i /path/to/battery

And then paste the output here please. Thanks!

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

Thanks. Here is the output of upower:

$ upower --enumerate

$ upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0
  native-path: BAT0
  vendor: SMPNz45158XDGDLAV002ATL
  model: bq20z45158XDGDLAV002ATL
  power supply: yes
  updated: Fri 19 Dec 2014 12:44:08 PM UTC (8 seconds ago)
  has history: yes
  has statistics: yes
    present: yes
    rechargeable: yes
    state: fully-charged
    warning-level: none
    energy: 63.14 Wh
    energy-empty: 0 Wh
    energy-full: 63.45 Wh
    energy-full-design: 69 Wh
    energy-rate: 0 W
    voltage: 12.473 V
    percentage: 99%
    capacity: 91.9565%
    icon-name: 'battery-full-charged-symbolic'

Simon Steinbeiß (ochosi) wrote :

As exposed by the terminal output in comment #5, the problem is in upower, not in xfce4-power-manager.

affects: xfce4-power-manager (Ubuntu) → upower (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Changed in upower (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
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