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    Default suse updater...bug?

    on buttery power updater won't check for updates. it gives me message:
    Code:
    Unable to check wether updates are available.
    The system is on battery. Please connect a power supply
    once connected it works fine, but it should be checking for updates even being on batteries - right?

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    Default Re: suse updater...bug?

    Not sure here but i suspect that it is a feature to save power when using batteries

    /Geoff

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    Default Re: suse updater...bug?

    very well could be.... so be it.. (actually it is pretty useful)

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    Default Re: suse updater...bug?

    It's a pretty common safety precaution that you'll see on more OS in the future - it disallows updating in the case of battery failure which might render the operating system unable to boot or cause catastrophic file corruption.

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    Default Re: suse updater...bug?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrysantine View Post
    It's a pretty common safety precaution that you'll see on more OS in the future - it disallows updating in the case of battery failure which might render the operating system unable to boot or cause catastrophic file corruption.
    Exactly, its a feature to prevent people kicking off long updates that may run longer than your remaining battery life.

    Sony PSP has the same feature when you updater your firmware.

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