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#1 2015-11-18 14:30:54

spacebear
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Power Applet not detecting second battery

My laptop has 2 batteries, and the power applet in tint 2, once the secondary is depleted, it acts as if my laptop battery is empety, despite power now being drawn from the primary battery.

The Power management tool properly detects both batteries, but the applet does not.

bit worriesome since it doesn't give me an easy and quick wasy to view how much power I have, and it doesn't offer warning when I'm actually almost out of power, only when my scondary is almost out.

T430s here


Update: solutions
option 1: update xfce4-power-manager to the latest in jessie back ports, enable applet. Works!
option 2: update fdpowermon to the latest from unstable/testing.

Thanks for the help

Last edited by spacebear (2015-11-23 22:44:51)

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#2 2015-11-18 15:21:17

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Re: Power Applet not detecting second battery

I'm pretty sure this is a shortcoming of fdpowermon, the applet we chose to use because xfce4-power-manager has no tint2 applet in jessie.

I'd remove fdpowermon and use our xfce4-power-manager backport, you can always revert the changes if you want.

http://pkg.bunsenlabs.org/#jessie-backports

Follow the instructions for adding the repo source and signing keys, then run the following commands in a terminal...

sudo apt update
sudo apt-get install -t jessie-backports --no-install-recommends xfce4-power-manager
sudo apt-get purge fdpowermon

Logout and you should have a new applet. Right-click it to check.

-edit- I forgot to target backports, fixed

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#3 2015-11-19 16:57:44

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Re: Power Applet not detecting second battery

hhh wrote:

I'm pretty sure this is a shortcoming of fdpowermon, the applet we chose to use because xfce4-power-manager has no tint2 applet in jessie.

I'd remove fdpowermon and use our xfce4-power-manager backport, you can always revert the changes if you want.

http://pkg.bunsenlabs.org/#jessie-backports

Follow the instructions for adding the repo source and signing keys, then run the following commands in a terminal...

sudo apt update
sudo apt-get install -t jessie-backports --no-install-recommends xfce4-power-manager
sudo apt-get purge fdpowermon

Logout and you should have a new applet. Right-click it to check.

-edit- I forgot to target backports, fixed

the power manager can see both of them fine and was already install, the applet is the only issue, is their another tint2 applet I could use that would detect both batteries?

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#4 2015-11-19 19:18:09

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Re: Power Applet not detecting second battery

xfce4-power-manager from backports will give you the indicator. The version in Jessie did not provide the indicator, so we provided fdpowermon to make up for that. Your best bet would be to backport xfce4-power-manager.

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#5 2015-11-23 14:07:48

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Re: Power Applet not detecting second battery

tknomanzr wrote:

xfce4-power-manager from backports will give you the indicator. The version in Jessie did not provide the indicator, so we provided fdpowermon to make up for that. Your best bet would be to backport xfce4-power-manager.


I've installed from backports, no indicator, apparently its a plugin for XFCE panel and thus not compatible with Tint2.

any alternative applets that work with tint2?

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#6 2015-11-23 19:26:52

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Re: Power Applet not detecting second battery

spacebear wrote:

I've installed from backports, no indicator

Run this command:

xfce4-power-manager-settings

Then make sure that the box marked "Show system tray icon" is ticked wink


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#7 2015-11-23 19:33:57

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Re: Power Applet not detecting second battery

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
spacebear wrote:

I've installed from backports, no indicator

Run this command:

xfce4-power-manager-settings

Then make sure that the box marked "Show system tray icon" is ticked wink

Sadly their isn't a checkbox there.

alterntaive solution, I was talking to the maintainer of fdpowermon and this was fixed several patches ago. So i'll try to install the newer versiona nd see how it goes.

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#8 2015-11-23 19:35:29

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Re: Power Applet not detecting second battery

spacebear wrote:

Sadly their isn't a checkbox there

Please post the output of:

apt-cache policy xfce4-power-manager

I can assure you that the icon works just fine with tint2 as long as the version from jessie-backports is used.


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#9 2015-11-23 22:43:40

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Re: Power Applet not detecting second battery

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
spacebear wrote:

Sadly their isn't a checkbox there

Please post the output of:

apt-cache policy xfce4-power-manager

I can assure you that the icon works just fine with tint2 as long as the version from jessie-backports is used.

Ok I apologize, turns out I didn't enable jessie-backports correctly, I've re-enabled it and xfce4~ has been updated to its latest version

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