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Old 12-14-2016, 12:37 PM   #1
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Battery Indicator


The battery Indicator in Ubuntu 16.10 doesn't appear unless I disconnect and reconnect the power supply. This on a Fujitsu Life book AH512, can anyone suggest a fix?
 
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The battery Indicator in Ubuntu 16.10 doesn't appear unless I disconnect and reconnect the power supply. This on a Fujitsu Life book AH512, can anyone suggest a fix?
try making it show itself then right click on it and see if it has a pref tab to set them.
install a different type of battery icon app
look inside of your UbUnTuTuTuTuTU setup/settings app and see if you can find anything on setting power options.
 
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Thanks, I've tried everything in settings, the OS doesn't seem to detect the battery until power is disconnected/reconnected no matter what application I try. It's not really a problem, just an irritation
 
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Thanks, I've tried everything in settings, the OS doesn't seem to detect the battery until power is disconnected/reconnected no matter what application I try. It's not really a problem, just an irritation
Hello and welcome to the forum

In case you're not able to find a solution, perhaps filing a bug report with Ubuntu might be helpful.

Regards...
 
Old 12-14-2016, 02:03 PM   #5
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Fujitsu laptops are weird in their own way.

They have extra safe-gaurds built into their corp. series laptops.

Supposedly to protect the clients using them.

Ubuntu Link

Mint Link

Edit: I use conky in my Window Manager to handle my battery readings.

Code:
${color}battery: ${color}$acpiacadapter, ${battery_percent BAT0}%
then I went with batti-gtk instead for my tool bar in my window manager.

https://github.com/pborky/batti-gtk/blob/master/batti

Last edited by rokytnji; 12-14-2016 at 02:15 PM.
 
Old 12-14-2016, 02:14 PM   #6
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Thanks, yes I think it's a Fujitsu issue rather than an Ubuntu one. Oh well, nearly time for a new laptop anyway
 
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Well, if you have acpi and acpi tools installed in Ubuntu. You can compare the code with this terminal readout below.

Code:
$ acpi -b
Battery 0: Full, 100%
but you have to type in acpi -b yourself as yours might be Battery 1 or some other name.
 
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By comparing code. I mean whatever is written into battery indicator icon you are using in Ubuntu in what ever Desktop Environment you are using.

Because it might be just a minor adjustment needed in a text file by you.
 
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Excellent tip, thank you.
 
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$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop pm-utils upower

I ran into an issue when I did an apt-get install unity which basically had no icons / taskbar extras. From a minimal install. Perhaps some HDD corruption or update corruption that made things odd. Re-installation (of the packages, not the OS) might improve things. Otherwise there are other tools.

$ upower -d

Is how I normally check my battery status. Also shows the battery for the wireless mouse. You might also check if your laptop uses the fujitsu-laptop.ko kernel module and if there's "options" you can pass it.

$ sudo modinfo fujitsu-laptop
$ lsmod | grep -i fuji
 
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