Battery Working, but not Charging

Gene Heskett gheskett at
Mon Jul 18 13:13:34 UTC 2016

On Monday 18 July 2016 08:43:30 Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> On Mon, 18 Jul 2016 22:34:51 +1000, Karl Auer wrote:
> >On Mon, 2016-07-18 at 19:11 +0700, Didik Setiawan wrote:
> >> If I boot into Windows and I plug the ac adapter in, then the
> >> battery indicator will always charging. That's not happen when I
> >> use Ubuntu.
> >
> >Forget the indicator!
> >
> >Tell us: Does the battery charge when using Ubuntu, or not?
> >
> >We are trying to find out whether your problem is
> >
> >a) the indicator is not working as expected; or
> >
> >b) your laptop does not charge when Ubuntu is running; or
> >
> >c) both.
> Perhaps d), too?
> d) It's charging when using Ubuntu, but some software needs that much
> resources, that the consumption is higher than the charging.
> ;)

While I suppose thats possible Ralf, I have serious doubts that this is 
the case.

But we'll likely never know, because the OP, Didik Setiawan, continues to 
top post despite requests that he not do that, and has yet to answer a 
single question posed by the members of this list who are trying to help 
him find the problem.  So this OP shouldn't be surprised that his 
indicator problem remains unfixed since the list, after making the 
effort to help, and getting no answers to the questions the list has 
asked, not be surprised to find he will be left to stew in his own 

I am still amazed at the number of people who post to a list, using good 
English, that apparently never learned to read it well enough to 
understand the replies they get.

Making some assumptions about the hardware, which as a C.E.T., I think I 
might be qualified to do, I am inclined to think the installer did not 
install or set to operating mode, the correct sensor daemon for his 
machine.  So the indicator button has no source of data.

But that is just a SWAG on my part based on the statement that when 
plugged in, it was still running hours later, ergo it had to be 
charging.  And most of us know what a SWAG is I'm sure.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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