Bug#518650: The battery level tray icon could display the current level more clearly.

Daniel Burrows dburrows at debian.org
Sat Mar 7 17:16:56 UTC 2009

Package: gnome-power-manager
Version: 2.22.1-4
Severity: normal

  The Gnome battery level icon displays its level as a "cut-off
cylinder": instead of being flat, the top of the bar is an oval.
This makes it hard to estimate how much atter is actually
available, since it's not clear whether the top, center, or bottom
of the oval is the actual measurement.  I'm pretty sure it's the
center, which leads me to the second problem: because the top and
body of the cylinder are the same color, it's easy to glance at the
meter and think that it's nearly full because most of the bar is blue,
when in fact the battery level has fallen to 60% or even 50%.

  I think that it would be better to just use a rectangle to
display this information.


-- Package-specific info:
Distro version:       5.0
Kernel version:       2.6.26-1-686
g-p-m version:        2.22.1
HAL version:          0.5.11
System manufacturer:  missing
System version:       missing
System product:       missing
AC adapter present:   yes
Battery present:      yes
Laptop panel present: yes
CPU scaling present:  no
Battery Information:
  battery.charge_level.current = 31645  (0x7b9d)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.design = 49994  (0xc34a)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.last_full = 48087  (0xbbd7)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.percentage = 65  (0x41)  (int)
  battery.charge_level.rate = 10052  (0x2744)  (int)
  battery.is_rechargeable = true  (bool)
  battery.model = '901'  (string)
  battery.present = true  (bool)
  battery.rechargeable.is_charging = false  (bool)
  battery.rechargeable.is_discharging = true  (bool)
  battery.remaining_time = 11333  (0x2c45)  (int)
  battery.reporting.current = 4165  (0x1045)  (int)
  battery.reporting.design = 6580  (0x19b4)  (int)
  battery.reporting.last_full = 6329  (0x18b9)  (int)
  battery.reporting.rate = 1323  (0x52b)  (int)
  battery.reporting.technology = 'Li-ion'  (string)
  battery.reporting.unit = 'mAh'  (string)
  battery.serial = ''  (string)
  battery.technology = 'lithium-ion'  (string)
  battery.type = 'primary'  (string)
  battery.vendor = 'ASUS'  (string)
  battery.voltage.current = 7598  (0x1dae)  (int)
  battery.voltage.design = 8400  (0x20d0)  (int)
  battery.voltage.unit = 'mV'  (string)
GNOME Power Manager Process Information:
daniel    9196  0.0  0.1   4392  1476 pts/2    S+   09:08   0:00              \_ /bin/sh /usr/share/gnome-power
daniel    3082  0.0  1.7  66572 18316 ?        Ss   07:01   0:01 gnome-power-manager
HAL Process Information:
102       2493  0.0  0.3   6256  3936 ?        Ss   06:58   0:02 /usr/sbin/hald
root      2494  0.0  0.1   3256  1036 ?        S    06:58   0:00  \_ hald-runner
root      2528  0.0  0.1   3324  1028 ?        S    06:58   0:00      \_ hald-addon-input: Listening on /dev/in
102       2532  0.0  0.0   2272   936 ?        S    06:58   0:00      \_ hald-addon-acpi: listening on acpid so

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnome-power-manager depends on:
ii  dbus-x11               1.2.12-1          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  gconf2                 2.22.0-1          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  hal                    0.5.11-8          Hardware Abstraction Layer
ii  libart-2.0-2           2.3.20-2          Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.22.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0           2.22.0-1          Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0         2.22.0-1          The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                  2.7-18            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2              1.8.6-2           The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.2.12-1          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.80-3            simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libfontconfig1         2.6.0-3           generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.7-2           FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4            2.22.0-1          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0            1:2.6.3-1         library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.18.4-2          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0      2.22.3-2          GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome2-0          The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0        A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0         The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0         1:2.22.0-5        GNOME Virtual File System (runtime
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0     0.10.22-2         Core GStreamer libraries and eleme
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.12.12-1         The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libhal1                0.5.11-8          Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libice6                2:1.0.4-1         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1 0.4.4-3           sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  liborbit2              1:2.14.16-0.1     libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpanel-applet2-0     2.20.3-5          library for GNOME Panel applets
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.20.5-3          Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.33-2          PNG library - runtime
ii  libpopt0               1.14-4            lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                 2:1.1.0-2         X11 Session Management library
ii  libwnck22              2.22.3-1          Window Navigator Construction Kit 
ii  libx11-6               2:1.1.5-2         X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1            1:1.1.9-1         X cursor management library
ii  libxext6               2:1.0.4-1         X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfixes3             1:4.0.3-2         X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxi6                 2:1.2.0-2         X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1           2:1.0.3-2         X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxml2                2.6.32.dfsg-5     GNOME XML library
ii  libxrandr2             2:1.2.3-1         X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1            1:0.9.4-2         X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  notification-daemon    0.3.7-1+b1        a daemon that displays passive pop
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

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