UPower doesn't handle multiple batteries correctly

Bastien Nocera hadess at hadess.net
Wed Jan 30 01:40:35 PST 2013

Hey Ben,

On Tue, 2013-01-29 at 20:28 -0500, Ben Gamari wrote:
> Launchpad Bug #379599[1] and GNOME bug #570133[2] describes the poor
> handling of multiple batteries over the last few years. This behavior
> has existed for several years (since the days of hal, it seems) but has
> been slow to progress due to a lack of test hardware. I now have access
> to a Dell Latitude and a second battery and can confirm that the
> behavior is still present. I've put up a `upower --monitor-detail` dump
> on the GNOME bug[3]. What else can be done to move this issue forward?

gnome-power-manager doesn't actually contain any code handling warning
or things like that. That code lives in gnome-settings-daemon now.

You should test against GNOME 3.6, or 3.7. We now have a test suite in
gnome-settings-daemon to avoid this problem reappearing in the future.


> [1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/upower/+bug/379599
> [2] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=570133
> [3] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=570133#c14
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