Bug#434659: gnome-power-manager: unnecessary warning about Fujitsu-Siemens P7120 battery exchange

Lars Wirzenius liw at iki.fi
Wed Jul 25 16:39:46 UTC 2007

Package: gnome-power-manager
Version: 2.18.3-1
Severity: wishlist

gnome-power-manager helpfully warns me that the battery in my
Fujitsu-Siemens P7120 laptop may be faulty and that the manufacturer
would perhaps like to exchange it. When I check the Fujitsu website,
their web tool informs me that the actual battery I have is not one
that requires exchanging. I've included below the relevant (I hope)
part of lshal output.

It would be nice if the warning was more specific, but I'm not sure if
hal reports enough information to reliably distinguish between batteries
that do and do not require exhanging. It's best to err on the side of
caution, of course: better for P7120 to check with Fujitsu directly
unnecessarily than to have someone miss the warning.

udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/acpi_CMB1'
  battery.charge_level.capacity_state = 'ok'  (string)
  battery.charge_level.current = 55080  (0xd728)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.design = 56160  (0xdb60)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.granularity_1 = 7  (0x7)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.granularity_2 = 7  (0x7)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.last_full = 56160  (0xdb60)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.low = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.percentage = 98  (0x62)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.rate = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.unit = 'mWh'  (string)
  battery.charge_level.warning = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  battery.is_rechargeable = true  (bool)
  battery.model = 'CP234019'  (string)
  battery.present = true  (bool)
  battery.rechargeable.is_charging = false  (bool)
  battery.rechargeable.is_discharging = true  (bool)
  battery.reporting.current = 7650  (0x1de2)  (int)
  battery.reporting.design = 7800  (0x1e78)  (int)
  battery.reporting.granularity_1 = 1  (0x1)  (int)
  battery.reporting.granularity_2 = 1  (0x1)  (int)
  battery.reporting.last_full = 7800  (0x1e78)  (int)
  battery.reporting.low = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  battery.reporting.rate = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  battery.reporting.technology = 'LION'  (string)
  battery.reporting.unit = 'mAh'  (string)
  battery.reporting.warning = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  battery.serial = '1'  (string)
  battery.technology = 'lithium-ion'  (string)
  battery.type = 'primary'  (string)
  battery.vendor = 'Fujitsu'  (string)
  battery.voltage.current = 8212  (0x2014)  (int)
  battery.voltage.design = 7200  (0x1c20)  (int)
  battery.voltage.unit = 'mV'  (string)
  info.capabilities = {'battery'} (string list)
  info.category = 'battery'  (string)
  info.is_recalled = true  (bool)
  info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer'  (string)
  info.product = 'Battery Bay'  (string)
  info.recall.vendor = 'Fujitsu'  (string)
  info.recall.website_url = 'http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/battery/'  (string)
  info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/acpi_CMB1'  (string)
  linux.acpi_path = '/proc/acpi/battery/CMB1'  (string)
  linux.acpi_type = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  linux.hotplug_type = 4  (0x4)  (int)

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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=fi_FI.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fi_FI.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnome-power-manager depends on:
ii  gconf2               GNOME configuration database syste
ii  hal                   Hardware Abstraction Layer
ii  libart-2.0-2            2.3.19-3         Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0             1.18.0-2         The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0            2.18.0-2         Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0          2.18.0-5         The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                   2.6-2            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2               1.4.10-1         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3             1.1.1-3          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2        0.74-1           simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libfontconfig1          2.4.2-1.2        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.3.5-1+b1       FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0             1:2.6.1-1        library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.12.12-1+b1     The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0       0.8.1-2          GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome2-0             2.18.0-4         The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0       2.14.0-3         A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0            2.18.1-2         The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0          1:2.18.1-2       GNOME Virtual File System (runtime
ii  libgtk2.0-0             2.10.13-1        The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libhal1               Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libice6                 1:1.0.3-2        X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1- 0.4.4-3          sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  liborbit2               1:2.14.7-0.1     libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpanel-applet2-0      2.18.3-1         library for GNOME Panel applets
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.16.4-1         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0              1.2.15~beta5-2   PNG library - runtime
ii  libpopt0                1.10-3           lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                  2:1.0.3-1+b1     X11 Session Management library
ii  libwnck18               2.18.3-1         Window Navigator Construction Kit 
ii  libx11-6                2:1.0.3-7        X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1             1:1.1.8-2        X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                1:1.0.3-2        X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfixes3              1:4.0.3-2        X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxi6                  2:1.1.1-1        X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1            1:1.0.2-1        X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxml2                 2.6.29.dfsg-1    GNOME XML library
ii  libxrandr2              2:1.2.1-1        X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1             1:0.9.2-1        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  notification-daemon     0.3.7-1          a daemon that displays passive pop
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

gnome-power-manager recommends no packages.

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