Guidance power manager; bugs?

Pablo El Feo plberd-kubuntu at
Fri Oct 24 13:50:15 BST 2008

I've been having that same problem since I moved to 8.04. And I still have it in 
8.10 betas (haven't tried the RC yet).
The only workaround I have so far is to close guidance and restart it after you 
put the battery in the laptop.
My bet is that it has something to do with the hal, because all battery 
monitoring programs act the same.
If you find something out there, please, post it here.


El Wednesday 22 October 2008 03:29:23 Joan Tur escribió:
> Hi,
> I've moved to Kubuntu 8.10 beta, and I've found a problem with
> guidance-power- manager; in 8.04 I was using klaptopdaemon & Kde 3.5.10,
> because I found the same problem there.
> I use to have the battery stored in its bag (it's a Sony TZ11 laptop);
> powering on with no battery inserted means the icon shows as is it had a
> fully charged battery, and I get no information about the battery if
> inserted when online.
> The information in /proc/acpi/battery is displayed and actualized fine (I'm
> using "watch -n2 cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT1/state" to monitor it).
> On the other hand, if the laptop has the battery inserted when powering on,
> everything seems to work fine; it shows the actual charge, and removing or
> adding the battery online works as expected.
> Any help?  The "about" option shows, but it
> seems not to be up to date, nor am I able to post a bug.
> Thanks  ;)

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