Battery thinks it is empty

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Battery thinks it is empty

Postby k3ithk on Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:29 pm

Linux Mint 13
MATE
MacBook 2,1

So Mint recognizes that my batter is there, and when I unplug my laptop power, the computer doesn't die (though it does tell me that the battery is critically low). It's not a problem when it is plugged in, since I don't need to know the charge, but when I am unplugged I'd like to know when I actually am low on battery. Additionally, I worry that this could be bad for the life of my battery. Below is some info about my battery. Note that this is not just the gnome/mate indicator (which I've also had problems with before).

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$ cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/info

present:                 yes
design capacity:         0 mWh
last full capacity:      0 mWh
battery technology:      rechargeable
design voltage:          0 mV
design capacity warning: 250 mWh
design capacity low:     100 mWh
cycle count:        0
capacity granularity 1:  10 mWh
capacity granularity 2:  10 mWh
model number:           
serial number:           
battery type:           
OEM info:



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$ cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state

present:                 yes
capacity state:          ok
charging state:          charging
present rate:            0 mW
remaining capacity:      0 mWh
present voltage:         0 mV


And yes I tried the #1 solution of turning it on and off, didn't help.
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Re: Battery thinks it is empty

Postby k3ithk on Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:43 pm

Never mind, got a kernel panic and the problem fixed itself...
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Re: Battery thinks it is empty

Postby k3ithk on Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:41 pm

Un-never mind. It's doing it again...
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Re: Battery thinks it is empty

Postby Wist on Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:58 pm

ever find a solution? i have the same computer and the same problem.
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