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    Default No action on battery low/critical

    When my laptop reaches the set (20%) battery level, a sound and a pop up message should be displayed, the same goes for crictical but it should also hibernate. However when this limit is reached nothing happens no sound/pop up message and when my battery is depleted it turns off immediately. At first I thought I screwed up, but I now have exactly the same issues on my small acer laptop, therefore I think this might be a bug, is it or did I just do something wrong twice?
    OS: OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE x86_64
    Name: Toshiba Satellite L850-1KT
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    Default Re: No action on battery low/critical

    Power Management is part of ACPI (advanced configuration and power interface).
    Show us the output of:
    Code:
    dmesg | grep -2i acpi

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    Default Re: No action on battery low/critical

    It is too long to fit in here, therfore I put it in a pastebin: http://pastebin.com/Hfz34bfE

    Just to make this clear, the battery monitor is showing the right battery levels, there just is no action when it gets low.

    Also I discover this, when ac-adapter is unplugged a sound is played, as it should, but the same command still shows AC Adapter [AC0] (on-line), I am guessing this might be a problem
    OS: OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE x86_64
    Name: Toshiba Satellite L850-1KT
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Full Specifications: https://tinyurl.com/k9sucx9

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    Default Re: No action on battery low/critical

    Also I discover this, when ac-adapter is unplugged a sound is played, as it should, but the same command still shows AC Adapter [AC0] (on-line), I am guessing this might be a problem
    After a restart it does show as offline
    OS: OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE x86_64
    Name: Toshiba Satellite L850-1KT
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Full Specifications: https://tinyurl.com/k9sucx9

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    Default Re: No action on battery low/critical

    On 2014-03-17 17:56, AndrewAmmerlaan wrote:
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    > When my laptop reaches the set (20%) battery level, a sound and a pop up
    > message should be displayed, the same goes for crictical but it should
    > also hibernate. However when this limit is reached nothing happens no
    > sound/pop up message and when my battery is depleted it turns off
    > immediately.


    It happened to me a few days ago, accidentally. I left the laptop
    running and I forgot to plug it in. I was working on the desktop and I
    forgot. Next day, I found the thing off, battery depleted. It did not
    hibernate, and it is configured to do so.

    However, in my case I think the issue is different: if the machine
    thinks that someone else is connected remotely, or you have a local
    console opened (both of which could have been the case), the blasted
    thing pops up a message requesting the root password to hibernate!

    Of course, as there is nobody present, nobody types the password, and
    the machine just powers down suddenly when the battery finally depletes.


    Yes, there is a bugzilla on this. Nothing will be done, as it is
    intentional and they consider the policy a feature, mandated by the
    security team at openSUSE/SUSE.


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    Default Re: No action on battery low/critical

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    However, in my case I think the issue is different: if the machine
    thinks that someone else is connected remotely, or you have a local
    console opened (both of which could have been the case), the blasted
    thing pops up a message requesting the root password to hibernate!

    Of course, as there is nobody present, nobody types the password, and
    the machine just powers down suddenly when the battery finally depletes.


    Yes, there is a bugzilla on this. Nothing will be done, as it is
    intentional and they consider the policy a feature, mandated by the
    security team at openSUSE/SUSE.
    I don't get any pop up message asking for root permission, even if this would be the problem I should get a pop up message saying my battery is running low. The problem is not that the laptop doesn't hibernate, I just want to be warned when my battery is running low.
    OS: OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE x86_64
    Name: Toshiba Satellite L850-1KT
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Full Specifications: https://tinyurl.com/k9sucx9

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    Default Re: No action on battery low/critical

    After my I suspend my computer, I do get notifications. It's not a solution but a workaround.
    OS: OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE x86_64
    Name: Toshiba Satellite L850-1KT
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Full Specifications: https://tinyurl.com/k9sucx9

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    Default Re: No action on battery low/critical

    On 2014-03-23 12:16, AndrewAmmerlaan wrote:
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    > After my I suspend my computer, I do get notifications. It's not a
    > solution but a workaround.


    :-o

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    Default Re: No action on battery low/critical

    I think something at start up is broken, I tested suspending my other laptop and after that it did work, but after a reboot it stopped working again. I am guessing some driver is not working correctly with the kernel. Because I have this problem on 2 different laptops I think it is a bug, I am surprised nobody else is having this problem.
    OS: OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE x86_64
    Name: Toshiba Satellite L850-1KT
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Full Specifications: https://tinyurl.com/k9sucx9

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    Default Re: No action on battery low/critical

    On 2014-03-24 11:16, AndrewAmmerlaan wrote:
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    > I think something at start up is broken, I tested suspending my other
    > laptop and after that it did work, but after a reboot it stopped working
    > again. I am guessing some driver is not working correctly with the
    > kernel. Because I have this problem on 2 different laptops I think it is
    > a bug, I am surprised nobody else is having this problem.


    Well... I never reach low battery condition :-)

    Only once, and I was not present or looking. If I was present (I don't
    know if I was) it did not beep.

    It is a condition somewhat difficult to test. You have to leave the
    laptop running for a longish time, on battery, and watch it. I don't
    know of a way to emulate low battery condition and test it at will.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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