My laptop's battery is bigger than yours
choeger at cs.tu-berlin.de
Thu Nov 12 10:22:10 UTC 2009
Am Donnerstag, den 12.11.2009, 20:35 +1100 schrieb L:
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Sam Varshavchik <mrsam at courier-mta.com> wrote:
> > Somehow, since a few weeks ago, occasionally gnome power manager loses its
> > mind and starts telling me that my laptop battery's "last full charge" is
> > 946.0 watt-hours of juice. Which makes the battery percentage indicator
> > pretty much meaningless.
> > I can usually set things back to normal by charging up the battery to its
> > true max capacity, 63 watt-hours, and rebooting. After the reboot,
> > gnome-power-manager gains back its sanity, and usually continues to behave
> > itself, for several cycle charges and reboots. But, invariably, after a few
> > days gnome-power-manager once again becomes convinced that my laptop's got a
> > nuclear-powered battery.
> > It's beginning to get rather old, and annoying. It looks to me like somehow,
> > somewhere, gnome-power-manager saved an erroneous power reading, once upon a
> > time, and keeps going back to it. I tried looking in gconf, trying to
> > figured out where gnome-power-manager saves the last full charge reading,
> > but had no luck. Anyone knows?
> similar problem to me too. after wake-up from suspend/hibernate, gnome
> power manager shows 5% remaining, in fact there is still about 2 hours
> battery. hope some one offers a fix.
Did you two have a look at /proc/acpi/battery? I doubt this is gnome-power-managers fault.
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