Bug#766801: mate-applets: battery charge monitor icon goes the reverse order while charging

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Fri Jan 16 11:53:11 UTC 2015

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On  So 26 Okt 2014 00:57:17 CEST, Ayke van Laethem wrote:

> Package: mate-applets
> Version: 1.8.1+dfsg1-3
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> When my laptop is on AC power, the Battery Charge Monitor shows a near-empty
> battery icon when the battery has fully recharged, and a full battery when it
> is empty. When the laptop (a Lenovo Thinkpad T60) runs on battery power, the
> applet works as expected: the battery icon shows a graphic representation of
> the actual charge level. I would expect the icon to behave in a similar way
> regardless of whether it is charging or not.
> (Additionally, when the power plug is inserted or removed, the icon isn't
> updated immediately, but I think that issue is only a side effect of  
> this bug).
> I have attached a screenshot of the applet when the battery is full.
> (This bug, like #766749, has been submitted using a different system
> than where it occurs, because sendmail does not work on my laptop for
> some reason).

I have just set up the battery status applet on my MATE desktop (I  
usually work with i3, so I have it running inside an Xephyr session).

On a HP ZBook 14, the behaviour looks ok for now. I will observe this  
for a while.

What you could do for me is:

   o install Debian jessie on your friends' notebooks...
   o and test the battery status applet there
   o ... so that we get an impression about different
     ACPI implementations / notebook models

My fear is that we have a Thinkpad / ACPI issue here, not a GUI issue per se.



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