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[Bug 403303] Re: power manager reports 1% battery even though it is full on Asus Eee PC netbook


I have owned both an Eee PC 701 (4GB) and the later Eee PC 900 16. I
have run Ubuntu, in various formats (Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, etc) from
8.04 to 10.04, and the problem persists in each version and on both
machines. It has been explained that this is an Asus based problem,
either with BIOS or something else.

So, my question is this...

My Eee PC 701 came from the factory loaded with Xandros Linux, and my
Eee PC 900 16 came loaded with Microsoft Windows XP. Neither of these
two systems, one being Linux-based, had this problem.

Why can't Debian/Ubuntu see the battery correctly, but Xandros Linux
(and Windows XP) can?

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  power manager reports 1% battery even though it is full on Asus Eee PC

Status in DeviceKit based power management D-Bus backend:
Status in “devicekit-power” package in Ubuntu:
Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: gnome-power-manager

  after logging in, I see a dialog box that says my battery may be
  broken and that it only has 1% charge, yet it's been plugged in for a
  long time, and the battery meter shows that it's full.  Will post
  screenshot.  The netbook I'm running this on is an Eee900, and this is
  on the A3 release of karmic UNR.

  ProblemType: Bug
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Wed Jul 22 22:08:05 2009
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
  Package: gnome-power-manager 2.27.2-0ubuntu2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-3.19-generic
  SourcePackage: gnome-power-manager
  Tags:  ubuntu-unr
  Uname: Linux 2.6.31-3-generic i686

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