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Old 04-09-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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KDE Guidance Power Manager shows 0% battery charge

Hi all. Running Slackware 13.1 with KDE 4.4.3, clean install, on a Lenovo Thinkpad SL510. Guidance Power Manager shows a constant 0% battery charge, with and without the adapter plugged in. It recognizes when the adapter is in and out, but won't read the battery state. Any ideas?

I don't think this is a KDE problem:
acl@wintermute:~$ lshal | grep battery
udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer_power_supply_battery_BAT1'
battery.charge_level.current = 0 (0x0) (int) = 0 (0x0) (int)
battery.charge_level.last_full = 0 (0x0) (int)
battery.charge_level.percentage = 0 (0x0) (int)
battery.charge_level.rate = 0 (0x0) (int)
battery.is_rechargeable = true (bool)
battery.model = '' (string)
battery.present = true (bool)
battery.rechargeable.is_charging = false (bool)
battery.rechargeable.is_discharging = false (bool)
battery.reporting.current = 0 (0x0) (int) = -1 (0xffffffff) (int)
battery.reporting.last_full = -1 (0xffffffff) (int)
battery.reporting.rate = 0 (0x0) (int) = 'Unknown' (string)
battery.reporting.unit = 'mWh' (string)
battery.serial = '' (string) = 'unknown' (string)
battery.type = 'primary' (string)
battery.vendor = '' (string)
battery.voltage.current = 0 (0x0) (int) = 10800 (0x2a30) (int)
battery.voltage.unit = 'mV' (string)
info.capabilities = {'battery'} (string list)
info.category = 'battery' (string)
info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer_power_supply_battery_BAT1' (string)

Last edited by cryptonoia; 04-09-2011 at 11:58 PM. Reason: More details
Old 04-16-2011, 05:12 PM   #2
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Just going to assume nobody knows and buy a new battery. Thanks, LQ!


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