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EvilBolzen
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Power Manager shows battery % multiple times

Post by EvilBolzen »

Hello there,

since I had a significant change in the usage of my Thinkpad (t450s) with Mint 20.2 Cinnamon, I noticed a weird behaviour with the power manager.
Just to clarify, I used Mint since V18 and with the 20.2 version I started to use it on a daily base. Just recently I had to use it multiple days in a row without shutdown/reboot, standby at it's best and that's the point where I noticed that the power manager shows the battery % multiple times, since I already have 2 batteries in my laptop it becomes annoying.

So far I couldn't figure out when exactly it is happening, it's not doing this when I plug/unplug the AC when running or in standby, it just happens anywhere in time when it already ran a couple of hours.

Since I need the battery saving options configurable without booting to windows I installed linrunners TLP in the latest version. I tried also the TLP GUI, however I abonndend it after I memorized the commands.
Don't get me wrong, there are no errors and everything is working as intended. It's just the visual bug that randomly appears. After a shutdown or reboot everything goes back to normal until I reached a certain, yet unknown uptime again.

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System:
  Kernel: 5.4.0-90-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
  Desktop: Cinnamon 5.0.6 wm: muffin 5.0.2 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 
  Distro: Linux Mint 20.2 Uma base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20BWS11H00 v: ThinkPad T450s 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 20BWS11H00 v: SDK0E50510 WIN serial: <filter> 
  UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: JBET73WW (1.37 ) date: 08/14/2019 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 13.8 Wh condition: 18.8/23.2 Wh (81%) volts: 11.9/11.1 
  model: SANYO 45N1773 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Unknown 
  ID-2: BAT1 charge: 40.5 Wh condition: 56.6/71.1 Wh (80%) volts: 11.9/11.2 
  model: LGC 45N1738 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Unknown 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-5300U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Broadwell rev: 4 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 18357 
  Speed: 817 MHz min/max: 500/2900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798 
  3: 799 4: 800 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:1616 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: modesetting 
  unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 5500 (BDW GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.0.3 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 chip ID: 8086:160c 
  Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:9ca0 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-90-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-LM vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k 
  port: 3080 bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:15a2 
  IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: efa0 
  bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 8086:095b 
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-1: wwan0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 268.20 GiB used: 51.12 GiB (19.1%) 
  ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 vendor: SanDisk model: SL32G size: 29.72 GiB 
  serial: <filter> scheme: MBR 
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: LITE-ON IT model: LCS-256M6S 2.5 7mm 256GB 
  size: 238.47 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 10E scheme: MBR 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 45.53 GiB used: 35.22 GiB (77.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C mobo: 0.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
Repos:
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/apandada1-xournalpp-stable-focal.list 
  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/apandada1/xournalpp-stable/ubuntu focal main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list 
  1: deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list 
  1: deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/kicad-kicad-5_1-releases-focal.list 
  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kicad/kicad-5.1-releases/ubuntu focal main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/linrunner-thinkpad-extras-focal.list 
  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/linrunner/thinkpad-extras/ubuntu focal main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/linrunner-tlp-focal.list 
  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/linrunner/tlp/ubuntu focal main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/linuxuprising-apps-focal.list 
  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/linuxuprising/apps/ubuntu focal main
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/miktex.list 
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 
  1: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com uma main upstream import backport #id:linuxmint_main
  2: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal main restricted universe multiverse
  3: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates main restricted universe multiverse
  4: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports main restricted universe multiverse
  5: deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ focal-security main restricted universe multiverse
  6: deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ focal partner
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list 
  1: deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free #Opera Browser (final releases)
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list 
  1: deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/signal-desktop-keyring.gpg] https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt xenial main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skype-stable.list 
  1: deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.skype.com/deb stable main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/steam.list 
  1: deb [arch=amd64,i386] https://repo.steampowered.com/steam/ stable steam
  2: deb-src [arch=amd64,i386] https://repo.steampowered.com/steam/ stable steam
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teamviewer.list 
  1: deb https://linux.teamviewer.com/deb stable main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vivaldi.list 
  1: deb http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/deb/ stable main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list 
  1: deb [arch=amd64,arm64,armhf] http://packages.microsoft.com/repos/code stable main
Info:
  Processes: 245 Uptime: 20h 16m Memory: 11.41 GiB used: 1.75 GiB (15.3%) 
  Init: systemd v: 245 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 alt: 8/9 
  Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.38 
And as it just happend again while writing this post, here you can see the "result"
Image

Didn't found anything close to this "issue" in the forum, so maybe anyone has an idea or suggestion what I can do (and no....more frequent reboots are NOT an option :wink: )

Best regards in advance
EvilBolzen
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Re: Power Manager shows battery % multiple times

Post by EvilBolzen »

No "good news" so far (and sadly not even a reply :( ), but I noticed something with the battery percent multiplication.

When I do a right click on the power manager applet and go into the settings/configuration (or in german "Einrichten...") and turn off and back on "always show all batteries" the double/triple/qaudruple numbers disappear and I am back to the normal battery % of my primary and secondary battery.

Maybe it's a bug with the refresh of the power manager applet?
Anyone an idea or suggestion how to fix it?

Best regards in advance
EvilBolzen
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Re: Power Manager shows battery % multiple times

Post by mikeflan »

I don't know anybody else who reports seeing this.
You have 2 batteries and 6 power level readings.
Thanks for reporting this.
I am working a job now, so I won't be responding as fast. If you need a speedy response from me please quote my post. I will try to get to those a little quicker. Thank you.
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