[xubuntu-users] Two power managers

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Mon Jan 30 11:22:07 UTC 2012

On 01/30/2012 01:14 PM, Chris Green wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:15:18AM +0800, Chris McCormick wrote:
>> Hi Mike,
>> On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 09:20:37PM -0800, Mike Kupfer wrote:
>>> Chris McCormick wrote:
>>>> Is there some way I could be running two versions of
>>>> xfce4-power-manager? Maybe one of the other packages is running the
>>>> notification bar thing? Hmmm, strange.
>>> You could try right-clicking on each icon.  Do the menus look the same?
>>> If they have an "About" command, what does "About" tell you?
>> In the original post I thought I wrote that I did that but maybe I wasn't clear. Anyway, the second icon brings up the xfce4 power manager menu and the "About" popup says it is xfce4-power-manager. The first (left hand) icon does nothing when I click on it with either button. When I hover over it it says "Laptop battery X minutes until charged (X%)" where X are real values.
>> Both battery symbols are in the Notification Area.
>> What do other people's output from `ps ax | grep power` look like? Mine looks like this:
>>   1582 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/lib/upower/upowerd
>>   1790 ?        Ssl    0:00 xfce4-power-manager --restart --sm-client-id
> I see:-
>    1373 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/lib/upower/upowerd
>    5411 ?        Ssl    0:01 xfce4-power-manager
> ... and I don't even have a power manager icon in the panel!  :-)
upowerd is a power daemon, it is *not* a power manager. I don't know the 
internals of xfce4-power-manager, but I wouldn't be surprised if it used 

The power manager icon is hideable from the settings, and most probably 
will be hidden if you run a desktop computer.


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