After an evaluation, GNOME has moved from Bugzilla to GitLab. Learn more about GitLab.
No new issues can be reported in GNOME Bugzilla anymore.
To report an issue in a GNOME project, go to GNOME GitLab.
Do not go to GNOME Gitlab for: Bluefish, Doxygen, GnuCash, GStreamer, java-gnome, LDTP, NetworkManager, Tomboy.
Bug 435211 - battery charge% not reported most of the time
battery charge% not reported most of the time
Product: gnome-applets
Classification: Other
Component: battery
Other All
: Normal major
: ---
Assigned To: gnome-applets Maintainers
gnome-applets Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-05-02 15:17 UTC by Joshua N Pritikin
Modified: 2020-11-06 19:55 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.17/2.18

Description Joshua N Pritikin 2007-05-02 15:17:40 UTC
Please describe the problem:
Whenever I change the state of 
AC power (on or off), then I see a sensible battery status (66% charged 
or whatever). A few seconds later, however, it reverts back to "No 
battery present." and always shows "System is running on AC power" even 
when the AC power is disconnected.

Steps to reproduce:
Acer TravelMate 2310 + Gnome 2.18

Actual results:
As described above.

Expected results:
I should see the battery charge%.

Does this happen every time?

Other information:
Comment 1 Joshua N Pritikin 2007-05-02 15:20:17 UTC
Here is hal-device | grep battery:

  battery.charge_level.percentage = 100  (0x64)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.rate = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.last_full = 2308  (0x904)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.current = 2308  (0x904)  (int)
  battery.voltage.current = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  battery.reporting.rate = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  battery.reporting.current = 156  (0x9c)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.capacity_state = 'ok'  (string)
  battery.rechargeable.is_discharging = false  (bool)
  battery.rechargeable.is_charging = false  (bool)
  battery.is_rechargeable = true  (bool)
  battery.charge_level.unit = 'mWh'  (string)
  battery.charge_level.granularity_2 = 473  (0x1d9)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.granularity_1 = 473  (0x1d9)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.low = 88  (0x58)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.warning = 4440  (0x1158)  (int) = 29600  (0x73a0)  (int) = 14800  (0x39d0)  (int)
  battery.voltage.unit = 'mV'  (string)
  battery.reporting.granularity_2 = 32  (0x20)  (int)
  battery.reporting.granularity_1 = 32  (0x20)  (int)
  battery.reporting.low = 6  (0x6)  (int)
  battery.reporting.warning = 300  (0x12c)  (int) = 2000  (0x7d0)  (int)
  battery.reporting.last_full = 156  (0x9c)  (int)
  battery.reporting.unit = 'mAh'  (string) = 'lithium-ion'  (string) = 'LION'  (string)
  battery.serial = '10118'  (string)
  battery.model = '10ZL'  (string)
  battery.vendor = 'SANYO'  (string)
  battery.present = true  (bool)
  info.capabilities = { 'battery' } (string list)
  info.category = 'battery'  (string)
  battery.type = 'primary'  (string)
  linux.acpi_path = '/proc/acpi/battery/BAT1'  (string)
Comment 2 André Klapper 2020-11-06 19:55:30 UTC is being replaced by We are closing all old bug reports in Bugzilla which have not seen updates for many years.

If you can still reproduce this issue in a currently supported version of GNOME (currently that would be 3.38), then please feel free to report it at

Thank you for reporting this issue and we are sorry it could not be fixed.