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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Tue Dec 2 03:42:55 UTC 2008

forwarded #507499 http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4673

On lun, 2008-12-01 at 22:28 +0100, Tino Keitel wrote:
> 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 
> Full

Yeah, that would be nice. Feel free to provide a patch. The battery
plugin is not really maintained at the moment, there's an hal-based
branch coming (after 4.6 I guess) and an (hal-based too)
xfce4-power-manager (for 4.6) coming as well.


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