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#1 2014-01-08 19:11:02

jongtao
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Registered: 2013-12-25
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{Solved} Battery monitor doesn't show up

I upgraded to the 3.12 kernel. Everything is fine, but the battery is now "gone." I don't know what to make of it, but knowing how much battery I have left on my laptop would be convenient.

The laptop is an Acer 5552g.

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#2 2014-01-09 02:54:55

Erik
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Re: {Solved} Battery monitor doesn't show up

I can vaguely remembering something similar on my old laptop. There, after a kernel upgrade I needed to reinstall the temperature sensor. Could it be you need to reinstall ACPI or something like that? I'm not really an expert on this....

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#3 2014-01-22 00:33:31

jongtao
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Re: {Solved} Battery monitor doesn't show up

I ran acpi -V and got this:

Battery 0: Charging, 96%, charging at zero rate - will never fully charge.
Battery 0: design capacity 4400 mAh, last full capacity 3665 mAh = 83%
Adapter 0: on-line
Thermal 0: ok, 66.0 degrees C
Thermal 0: trip point 0 switches to mode critical at temperature 200.0 degrees C
Thermal 0: trip point 1 switches to mode passive at temperature 90.0 degrees C
Cooling 0: LCD 3 of 9
Cooling 1: Processor 0 of 3
Cooling 2: Processor 0 of 3
Cooling 3: Processor 0 of 3
Cooling 4: Processor 0 of 10

acpi seems to see my battery with no problems.
My bat0 files still don't exist in my /proc/acpi though.

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#4 2014-01-22 00:40:32

damo
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Re: {Solved} Battery monitor doesn't show up

You could do a work around by putting the acpi battery % in conky?


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#5 2014-01-22 04:31:27

jongtao
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Re: {Solved} Battery monitor doesn't show up

damo wrote:

You could do a work around by putting the acpi battery % in conky?

Even if that works, it wouldn't actually fix the problem. Conky displays the information by reading the battery files, right?


I literally don't have the battery folder in my /proc/acpi.

$ls /proc/acpi
button  wakeup
$

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#6 2014-01-22 04:38:46

damo
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Re: {Solved} Battery monitor doesn't show up

jongtao wrote:

I literally don't have the battery folder in my /proc/acpi.

$ls /proc/acpi
button  wakeup
$

Neither do I, but I still have battery info in the systray.

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#7 2014-01-22 04:44:40

damo
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Re: {Solved} Battery monitor doesn't show up

Could it be related to the problems with the waldorf tint2 and dist-upgrade? see here. I have the waldorf repo commented out in sources.list btw

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#8 2014-01-24 08:22:57

jongtao
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Re: {Solved} Battery monitor doesn't show up

Ok I "fixed" it. It turns out that the battery wasn't included in the panel items:

panel_items = TSC

I just changed it to this and my battery showed up.

panel_items = TSBC

The battery is now text, rather than the icon I remember seeing
Is the default battery monitor for #! a different program like the xfce battery plugin or something?

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#9 2014-01-24 21:41:08

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Re: {Solved} Battery monitor doesn't show up

jongtao wrote:

Ok I "fixed" it. It turns out that the battery wasn't included in the panel items:

panel_items = TSC

I just changed it to this and my battery showed up.

panel_items = TSBC

The battery is now text, rather than the icon I remember seeing
Is the default battery monitor for #! a different program like the xfce battery plugin or something?

Yes, it's the xfce4-power-manager which is currently version 1.2.0. You could also consider running gkrellm instead of conky with a glassy, transparent theme. The built in Battery sensor usually works well and you can set charge time and battery life yourself.


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