[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#507499: xfce4-battery-plugin: "Charging" reported if the battery isn't charged

Tino Keitel tino.keitel+debbugs at tikei.de
Mon Dec 1 21:28:02 UTC 2008

Package: xfce4-battery-plugin
Version: 0.5.0-7
Severity: normal

The status "Charging from AC" is reported on my ThinkPad if the battery is
inserted, but not charged.

This seems to be the culprit:

    if(acline) {
        char *t=(charge<99.9)?_("(Charging from AC)"):_("(AC on-line)");

I have a ThinkPad and the battery charger is configured to only charge if
the battery goes below 20%. IMHO there should be a more reliable check for
the battery status. In sysfs, the battery is reported as Full, unless it is
really charged:

$ cat /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/status 


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfce4-battery-plugin depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0                   1.22.0-1   The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                         2.7-16     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                     1.6.4-6.1  The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.16.6-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.12.11-4  The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libpango1.0-0                 1.20.5-3   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libxfce4util4                 4.4.2-3    Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfcegui4-4                 4.4.2-4    Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
ii  xfce4-panel                   4.4.2-6    The Xfce4 desktop environment pane

xfce4-battery-plugin recommends no packages.

xfce4-battery-plugin suggests no packages.

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