Bug#854641: mate-power-manager: charge and discharge predictions are vastly inaccurate & there is no help text

Axel Stammler axst at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Feb 8 22:15:31 UTC 2017

Package: mate-power-manager
Version: 1.8.1+dfsg1-5
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

None of the predicted times are even broadly accurate (so that the computer often just
switches off with a few seconds or no warning). The statistics reflect that. Pressing the
Help button just creates a message box “Document Not Found;
The URI ‘help:mate-power-manager/index?statistics’ does not point to a valid page.” (which
does not help at all) and offers the choice “Search for packages containing this
document.” even though clicking on it just opens another complaining window, which this
time around whines “You do not have Package Kit," although this is incorrect:

i   packagekit                             2  admin      Provides a package management service            stable            
i   packagekit-command-not-found           0  misc       Offer to install missing programs automatically  stable            
p   packagekit-dbg                         0  debug      Debugging symbols for PackageKit stable            
p   packagekit-docs                        0  doc        Documentation for PackageKit stable            
p   packagekit-gtk3-module                 0  libs       Install fonts automatically using PackageKit     stable            
v   packagekit-system-interface            0  Unknown                                                                       i A packagekit-tools                       0  libs       Provides PackageKit command-line tools           stable

What can I do to get accurate statistics? Can I change the percentage settings for when
the remaining charge is considered low or critically low?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.7
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-686-pae (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AX.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AX.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages mate-power-manager depends on:
ii  dbus-x11                                        1.8.22-0+deb8u1
ii  libatk1.0-0                                     2.20.0-1
ii  libc6                                           2.19-18+deb8u7
ii  libcairo2                                       1.14.0-2.1+deb8u2
ii  libcanberra-gtk0                                0.30-2.1
ii  libcanberra0                                    0.30-2.1
ii  libdbus-1-3                                     1.10.8-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2                                0.102-1
ii  libfontconfig1                                  2.11.0-6.3+deb8u1
ii  libfreetype6                                    2.5.2-3+deb8u1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                              2.31.1-2+deb8u5
ii  libglib2.0-0                                    2.48.1-1
ii  libgnome-keyring0                               3.12.0-1+b1
ii  libgtk2.0-0                                     2.24.25-3+deb8u1
ii  libmate-panel-applet-4-1                        1.8.1+dfsg1-3
ii  libnotify4                                      0.7.6-2
ii  libpango-1.0-0                                  1.40.1-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0                             1.40.1-1
ii  libpangoft2-1.0-0                               1.40.1-1
ii  libunique-1.0-0                                 1.1.6-5
ii  libupower-glib3                                 0.99.1-3.2
ii  libx11-6                                        2:1.6.2-3
ii  libxext6                                        2:1.3.3-1
ii  libxrandr2                                      2:1.5.0-1
ii  libxrender1                                     1:0.9.8-1+b1
ii  mate-notification-daemon [notification-daemon]  1.8.1-3
ii  mate-power-manager-common                       1.8.1+dfsg1-5
ii  notification-daemon                             0.7.6-2
ii  policykit-1                                     0.105-15~deb8u2
ii  systemd                                         215-17+deb8u6
ii  upower                                          0.99.1-3.2

Versions of packages mate-power-manager recommends:
ii  udisks  1.0.5-1+b1

Versions of packages mate-power-manager suggests:
ii  mate-polkit  1.8.0+dfsg1-4

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