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Power button and Battery compatibility

Post by holodecker » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:06 pm

Hi there,

After installation on an older Asus laptop, I have come across 2 issues that have occurred as a result. I'm guessing they both connect, but I don't know how.

The first is that Mint doesn't recognise that there is a battery attached and offers no option in the settings. I have removed the power cable while the laptop is on and it doesn't change at all, (still saying AC power is attached).

Subsequently, the power button won't even operate if the power cable isn't plugged in while the laptop is off. Pressing it, holding it down, no response. I plug the power cable in and it boots as normal.

Would love to hear some solutions,

cheers,

holodecker. <---noob.

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Re: Power button and Battery compatibility

Post by cool » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:47 pm

From terminal could you paste the output of:

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upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0
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Re: Power button and Battery compatibility

Post by holodecker » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:32 pm

hey, here we go...

native-path: (null)
power supply: no
updated: Thu 01 Jan 1970 10:00:00 AEST (1520562682 seconds ago)
has history: no
has statistics: no
unknown
warning-level: unknown
icon-name: '(null)'

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Re: Power button and Battery compatibility

Post by cool » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:55 pm

Paste output of:

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acpi -i

and this:

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upower -d
Try to use code display for your output.
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Re: Power button and Battery compatibility

Post by holodecker » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:53 am

hey, i hope i got this right.

acpi -i

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acpi -i
Battery 0: Full, 100%
Battery 0: design capacity 3854 mAh, last full capacity 3601 mAh = 93%
upower -d

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upower -d
Device: /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/line_power_AC0
  native-path:          AC0
  power supply:         yes
  updated:              Fri 09 Mar 2018 23:42:08 AEDT (492 seconds ago)
  has history:          no
  has statistics:       no
  line-power
    warning-level:       none
    online:              yes
    icon-name:          'ac-adapter-symbolic'

Device: /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0
  native-path:          BAT0
  vendor:               ASUSTEK
  model:                U80--28
  power supply:         yes
  updated:              Fri 09 Mar 2018 23:48:45 AEDT (95 seconds ago)
  has history:          yes
  has statistics:       yes
  battery
    present:             yes
    rechargeable:        yes
    state:               fully-charged
    warning-level:       none
    energy:              45.221 Wh
    energy-empty:        0 Wh
    energy-full:         45.221 Wh
    energy-full-design:  48.4 Wh
    energy-rate:         9.779 W
    voltage:             12.559 V
    percentage:          100%
    capacity:            93.4318%
    technology:          lithium-ion
    icon-name:          'battery-full-charged-symbolic'

Device: /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/DisplayDevice
  power supply:         yes
  updated:              Thu 01 Jan 1970 10:00:00 AEST (1520599820 seconds ago)
  has history:          no
  has statistics:       no
  battery
    present:             yes
    state:               fully-charged
    warning-level:       none
    energy:              45.221 Wh
    energy-full:         45.221 Wh
    energy-rate:         9.779 W
    percentage:          100%
    icon-name:          'battery-full-charged-symbolic'

Daemon:
  daemon-version:  0.99.1
  on-battery:      no
  lid-is-closed:   no
  lid-is-present:  yes
  critical-action: PowerOff
cheers, holodecker.
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Re: Power button and Battery compatibility

Post by cool » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:35 pm

You didn't say exactly what you have installed? paste the output of:

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inxi -Fxz
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Re: Power button and Battery compatibility

Post by holodecker » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:12 pm

oh wow, my sincere apologies cool, still finding my feet with this.

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inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: ais Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.4) 
           Desktop: MATE 1.16.1 (Gtk 3.14.5+4) Distro: LinuxMint 2 betsy 
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: U50Vg v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 211 date: 08/17/2009
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo P8700 (-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10134 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1600 MHz 2: 800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G98M [GeForce G 105M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.01hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV98
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Network:   Card: Qualcomm Atheros AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet
           driver: atl1c v: 1.0.1.1-NAPI port: ec00 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (1.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST9500325AS size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 96G used: 4.7G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 58.0 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 168 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 473.9/3965.5MB 
           Init: SysVinit runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.9.2 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.1.28 
cheers.
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Re: Power button and Battery compatibility

Post by cool » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:11 pm

No worries, the version you have installed LMDE 2 Betsy is debian based mainly for advanced users.
Install the latest release of Linux Mint 18.3 might solve the issue, make a backup of important data first.

https://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
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Re: Power button and Battery compatibility

Post by holodecker » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:15 pm

Will do. Much appreciated.

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