devkit-power-daemon broken?

Allann Jones allanjos at
Fri May 14 20:33:09 UTC 2010

Sometimes a BIOS firmware update solve these types of problems, a
update can be more ACPI-compatible. With the time, Linux kernel is
incorporating some BIOS tasks and fixing some bugs on some of these

Sometimes Linux or Fedora are innocents :)

Best regards.

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 8:46 AM, Ankur Sinha <sanjay.ankur at> wrote:
> hey,
> I've had this issue for quite a while now.
> I have a HP pavilion laptop that runs a Fedora 12 (up to date) and vista
> (the original that came with the laptop). I'm using GNOME as of now.
> When a power cut occurs, the power applet continues to show the adapter
> plugged in,and battery at 100%. This restrains my system from
> hibernating etc correctly, or even dimming display when ac power is
> removed.
> I've already filed a bug here.
> To confirm that there is indeed a bug, I've checked using acpi-tool,
> htop all of which give correct values of battery and that there is no ac
> power attached.
> As the bugreport says, killing /usr/libexec/devkit-power-daemon and re
> running it corrects the status, however it's irritating to have to do
> this every time a power cut occurs (if im around that is).
> Can someone think of a fix or at least a work around for the time
> being?
> --
> regards,
> Ankur

Allann J. O. Silva

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