It was reported on the Lupu 5.0 forum bugs thread that the battery tray applet blinks when the battery is low, even when it is charging -- which is an annoyance factor.
Lupu uses Jemimah's Vattery applet, however it occurred to me that my powerapplet_tray has the same annoyance. So, I fixed it, the icon will only flash if charge is less than 10 percent and battery is not charging.
I have uploaded it to:
Comments:Posted on 19 May 2010, 7:43 by disciple
The powerapplet shows up on my desktop PC, which seems a bit silly. Is this intentional? It isn't supposed to try to detect whether or not it is needed?
Posted on 19 May 2010, 8:23 by BarryK
re powerapplet not needed
I'll check that. It isn't supposed to.
Posted on 19 May 2010, 8:39 by BarryK
Powerapplet_tray and APM
I just checked the code. For an ACPI system, it does check for existence of a battery, if none then exits.
However, the APM code is not properly developed. It doesn't exit if no battery. I need to develop this further on an APM system.
Posted on 27 Sep 2010, 23:28 by peebee
I have a HP550 laptop.
It should display a battery indicator but this has been missing in all puppies since 4.3.1 (lupu, wary, quirky, squeze/dpup) under jwm
The diagnostics are:
After powerapplet_tray in /root/startup is run
Sep 20 16:50:42 puppypc user.notice powerapplet: Abort, unable to open /proc/acpi/battery/---/info
I do have a file /proc/acpi/battery/C23B/info which says
design capacity: 4112 mAh
last full capacity: 4112 mAh
battery technology: rechargeable
design voltage: 10800 mV
design capacity warning: 206 mAh
design capacity low: 42 mAh
capacity granularity 1: 100 mAh
capacity granularity 2: 100 mAh
model number: Primary
serial number: 15935 2009/02/09
battery type: LIon
OEM info: Hewlett-Packard