I’m having a very frustrating time with low battery on my OpenSUSE 13.2 / KDE / AMD / fglrx laptop. I have the System Settings (Configure Desktop) / Power Management / Advanced Settings configuration set to battery low level at 10%, battery critical level at 2%, when battery is at critical level “Do Nothing”, and sounds and popup messages for low power and critical power. But the system instead goes to shutdown when battery reaches critical, sometimes messing up the applications I was using, and I don’t get the warnings for either low power or critical power (so I’m just cruising along when it starts to shutdown, unless I’m closely monitoring my battery level).
Dude, this is Linux, not MacOS. Everything is supposed to be under our control. I understand that you don’t know how to do this, but your comments so far have been singularly unhelpful. Hopefully somebody who does understand how it works will see this and respond.
On Sun 08 Feb 2015 06:56:01 AM CST, dsosnoski wrote:
> On 2015-02-07 09:56, dsosnoski wrote:
> > Does anyone at least know how I can disable the automatic shutdown
> > kicks in at some point?
> Doing something (orderly powering down or hibernating) at low power is
> highly intentional action, so I guess that disabling that action
> should be close to impossible.
Dude, this is Linux, not MacOS. Everything is supposed to be under our
control. I understand that you don’t know how to do this, but your
comments so far have been singularly unhelpful. Hopefully somebody who does understand how it works will see this and respond.
Your on KDE? There was some discussion last year with a GNOME user on
the ML around upower, you don’t see any messages in the logs for this
(does KDE use upower)?
Cheers Malcolm °¿° LFCS, SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GNOME 3.10.1 Kernel 3.12.36-38-default
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I reinstalled 13.2 and updated everything to the latest, but so far without the fglrx drivers, and now have low and critical power notifications working as expected. I’ll stay with this setup for a while to make sure it keeps working before I try installing fglrx again, but wanted to post an update for anyone else experiencing the problems.