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laptop failing to warn about low power - sudden shutdown

Postby felipe1982 on Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:32 am

Daryna used to warn me "20 minutes battery power remaining"
Elyssa does not warn me, and abruptly powers off (once the battery is totally drained). Power Management settings are default. I have verified that "when battery power is critically low --> shutdown"

How do I make elyssa warn me battery power is low??
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Re: laptop failing to warn about low power - sudden shutdown

Postby Husse on Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:11 pm

Don't know - my lappy has long battery time....
Shouldn't you set it to hibernate?
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Re: laptop failing to warn about low power - sudden shutdown

Postby felipe1982 on Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:19 pm

as soon as the battery goes empty, the power just 'cuts' and the computer goes down. No hiberation - No shutdown - No suspend. Only bssssshhhh powerdown......
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Re: laptop failing to warn about low power - sudden shutdown

Postby Husse on Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:14 pm

Tested on my lappy - the same
BUT
the battery status applet (next to the clock) changed from green, to yellow, to red
If you set it to hibernate - is it the same (I know - not something you want to try)
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Re: laptop failing to warn about low power - sudden shutdown

Postby felipe1982 on Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:54 pm

I used to get a notification pop-up alert and an audible alert. 20 minutes remaining - or whatever. I'm not looking all the time at the colour of my icons. Software should do (and did) that work for me. Why the sudden change, Canonical?
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