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#1 2014-04-26 12:20:27

nashod
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Registered: 2012-03-23
Posts: 39

Battery state not updating

ok so I'm running arch linux on my laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad 510 G) and I've got a problem wit my battery, it doesn't update it's state to power managers (meaning that both xfce power manager and batti get an initial reading when I turn my laptop on but then they stop updating the battery state, so if I start my laptop with 100% battery that is what they will show for the whole session even if it drops to 1%), I've checked the wiki and tried using acpi, neither the battery nor the ac modules run but when I use acpi -i I do get my correct battery state.

I'm starting to run out of ideas here, has anyone faced this kind of problem before?

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#2 2014-04-26 14:57:54

Chazza
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From: United Kingdom
Registered: 2013-06-02
Posts: 506

Re: Battery state not updating

This is due to a recent upower update. upower 0.99 uses a whole new set of api's which means that all the power managers need to be updated to work with it. I had the exact same issue on MATE but mate-power-manager got patched yesterday which fixed the issue. Until xfce4-power-manager is patched, you'll need to use an alternative battery applet that does work with the new upower (if there is one) or downgrade to an older version of upower. Here's the link if you want to downgrade: http://seblu.net/a/arm/2014/03/31/extra/os/x86_64/

EDIT: Don't bother downgrading upower. The issue has already been reported: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/39893

and a new version of xfce4-power-manager which fixes the issue is in the testing repo: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/test … r-manager/

Last edited by Chazza (2014-04-26 15:05:45)

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#3 2014-04-26 18:44:34

nashod
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Registered: 2012-03-23
Posts: 39

Re: Battery state not updating

oh thanks, I thought the issue was with the power mangers themselves, so there's nothing to do till the patches go out sad

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#4 2014-04-26 19:12:36

Chazza
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From: United Kingdom
Registered: 2013-06-02
Posts: 506

Re: Battery state not updating

nashod wrote:

oh thanks, I thought the issue was with the power mangers themselves, so there's nothing to do till the patches go out sad

Well you can always download and install the new package now. There's nothing to stop you doing that. Here's the link: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/test … /download/

Otherwise just wait for a little bit. I'm sure it won't take long for the package to move from testing to extra.

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#5 2014-07-07 19:45:58

MickeyKnox
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Registered: 2010-02-27
Posts: 156

Re: Battery state not updating

I've used batti as well, and since my last upgrade it stopped working, Since batti is an orphan, i doubt it will be fixed. Can someone recommend an alternitive?

EDIT: I found cbatticon, which suites my needs.

Last edited by MickeyKnox (2014-07-07 20:04:47)

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