[Bug 64752] Re: Forced hibernate is too early

Luka Renko lure.net at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 18:34:22 UTC 2006

Interesting data from lshal:

  battery.remaining_time = 1031  (0x407)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.percentage = 100  (0x64)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.rate = 5162  (0x142a)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.last_full = 1479  (0x5c7)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.current = 1479  (0x5c7)  (int)
  battery.rechargeable.is_discharging = true  (bool)
  battery.rechargeable.is_charging = false  (bool)

  battery.remaining_time = 7627  (0x1dcb)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.percentage = 100  (0x64)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.rate = 5189  (0x1445)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.last_full = 10994  (0x2af2)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.current = 10994  (0x2af2)  (int)
  battery.rechargeable.is_discharging = true  (bool)
  battery.rechargeable.is_charging = false  (bool)

As you can see, both batteries are fully charged and both are discharging (this is different than on my HP nw8240 where external battery is discharged first). You may also notice that two batteries have very different capacity (1479 vs. 10994) which impacts very different remaining time (1031 vs. 7627).
It is very likely that first battery is old and therefore cannot provide full capacity anymore. This is why you may get less juice out than you would anticipate.

On the other hand, you can now configure in power-manager when the
laptop critical action should be performed - the default is 5 min and
this may be too high for your laptop (I have it on 0 min as this is
still enough juice to properly hibernate my laptop)

Forced hibernate is too early

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