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Claude Krantz
Enhanced Battery Monitor

Plasma 4 Extensions by viranch 51 comments

I now used both plasmoids side-by-side for one day.

The official plasmoid consistently displays only one battery, no matter what I do.

The unofficial plasmoid (which I downloaded using the "add new widget" function of KDE) mostly works as it should, i.e. displays total remaining time and charge states for two batteries. Only when I send the machine into hibernation it often (though not always) forgets one battery upon resume. Rebooting or cycling to sleep state and back then restores display of the second battery. The issue is not critical for me, but indicates that something is undeterminate with the battery count upon resuming from hibernation. The information shown by Plasma Engine Explorer has never been wrong up to now.

I run KDE 4.9.2 installed from the Kubuntu-Backports repo. How can I tell if the version of the battery plasmoid packaged by the Kubuntu-devs is really the most recent upstream version? - Oct 16 2012
Enhanced Battery Monitor

Plasma 4 Extensions by viranch 51 comments

At first sight, the situation with the official plasmoid seems to be worse: Right now I cannot get it to display both batteries ("show all batteries" is set of course) even after a clean boot. I will test further though ...

I was using the official plasmoid on KDE 4.8.5 til yesterday, where it always worked as it should. I do not know if it ever worked properly on KDE 4.9.2 as I immediately switched to the unofficial plasmoid to get the remaining-time-feature back.

Sorry for double posting btw. it seems to happen when Firefox refreshes the page after submission ... - Oct 15 2012
Enhanced Battery Monitor

Plasma 4 Extensions by viranch 51 comments

"Show info for each battery" was already set.

After some trying around I now believe that the problem is related to hibernation (aka. suspend-to-disk): Upon resume from hibernation, the plasmoid reproducibly "forgets" about one of the two batteries, although the information displayed by Plasma Engine Explorer is always correct.

After a clean reboot both batteries show up again in the plasmoid. Sending the system to sleep (suspend-to-ram) does not seem to result in "loss" of one battery.

All in all, the problem is less important than I first thought. Still, maybe things can be improved by somehow re-initialising the battery count upon resume ... ? - Oct 15 2012
Enhanced Battery Monitor

Plasma 4 Extensions by viranch 51 comments

"Show info for each battery" was already set.

After some trying around I now believe that the problem is related to hibernation (aka. suspend-to-disk): Upon resume from hibernation, the plasmoid reproducibly "forgets" about one of the two batteries, although the information displayed by Plasma Engine Explorer is always correct.

After a clean reboot both batteries show up again in the plasmoid. Sending the system to sleep (suspend-to-ram) does not seem to result in "loss" of one battery.

All in all, the problem is less important than I first thought. Still, maybe things can be improved by somehow re-initialising the battery count upon resume ... ? - Oct 15 2012
Enhanced Battery Monitor

Plasma 4 Extensions by viranch 51 comments

Hi viranch. Many thanks for making this non-official version available.

I have a system (Lenovo T400) with two batteries. The Enhanced Battery Monitor correctly displays the total remaining time.

However, it displays only the charge state of one battery, although two ("Battery0" and "Battery1") show up correctly as sources in Plasma Engine Explorer.

The tooltip states e.g. "Battery: 93% (discharging)". Comparison with the information form Plasma Engine Explorer suggests that this corresponds to "Battery0". The information for "Battery1" is omitted.

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.1 with Kernel 3.2.0 (amd64) and KDE 4.9.2. - Oct 15 2012
Enhanced Battery Monitor

Plasma 4 Extensions by viranch 51 comments

Hi viranch. Many thanks for making this non-official version available.

I have a system (Lenovo T400) with two batteries. The Enhanced Battery Monitor correctly displays the total remaining time.

However, it displays only the charge state of one battery, although two ("Battery0" and "Battery1") show up correctly as sources in Plasma Engine Explorer.

The tooltip states e.g. "Battery: 93% (discharging)". Comparison with the information form Plasma Engine Explorer suggests that this corresponds to "Battery0". The information for "Battery1" is omitted.

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.1 with Kernel 3.2.0 (amd64) and KDE 4.9.2. - Oct 15 2012