Can't turn off Gnome's "Laptop battery low" warning

I have Gnome v2.30.0 and Gnome displays the “laptop battery low” warning too frequently. It pops up many times.
Laptop battery at 20%…battery at 19%…battery at 18%…battery at 17%…warning battery critically low…warning battery below critical…
How do I turn off these messages? I’ve had this problem for a year now.

I tried to turn it off, but it stays on regardless of how I change things in Gnome Configuration Editor (see image link below). Does anyone have an idea I could try, please?

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/443/screenshot1uw.png/

I’m not a Gnome user, but I have some questions.

  1. Which version of openSUSE are you running

  2. What hardware are you using? (brand and model)

  3. When you get these warnings, note what is reported via

upower --dump

Run this with and without plug pack connected. Post the output of both instances.

The following 11.1-based guide may help you adjust the gnome power manager’s notifications:

OpenSUSE 11.1 GNOME User Guide - Controlling Your Desktop’s Power Management

Without knowing much about Gnome, I read [here[/URL ] it is mentioned that you can disable notifications by changing the relevant GConf key in /apps/gnome-power-manager/…

FWIW, here’s an Ubuntu-based bug report concerning the same

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-power-manager/+bug/558627](http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_books/opensuse_guides/opensuse_11.1_gnome_user_guide/sec_gnomeuser_start_power_mgmt.html)

If you search, you’ll probably find this is a known issue.

Dear deano_ferrari,

Some people have the problem that the battery warning comes on when the battery is full. My problem is the pop-up is accurate, but I just want to make it go away and never come on, ever. I use gkrellm to monitor the battery instead of the pop-ups.

I’m using Gnome 2.3.0, OpenSuse 11.3, kernel 2.6.34.7-0.5-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-10-25 08:40:12 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux.

Now, the output of upower:

With battery low, no charger plugged in:

     
user@linux-oejz:~> upower --dump 
Device: /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/line_power_AC 
  native-path:          /sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0A08:00/device:00/PNP0C09:00/ACPI0003:00/power_supply/AC 
  power supply:         yes 
  updated:              Wed Nov 16 18:04:37 2011 (1366 seconds ago) 
  has history:          no 
  has statistics:       no 
  line-power 
    online:             no 

Device: /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0 
  native-path:          /sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0A08:00/device:00/PNP0C09:00/PNP0C0A:00/power_supply/BAT0 
  vendor:               SONY 
  model:                92P1141 
  serial:               4691 
  power supply:         yes 
  updated:              Wed Nov 16 18:27:16 2011 (7 seconds ago) 
  has history:          yes 
  has statistics:       yes 
  battery 
    present:             yes 
    rechargeable:        yes 
    state:               discharging 
    energy:              0.73 Wh 
    energy-empty:        0 Wh 
    energy-full:         43.63 Wh 
    energy-full-design:  47.52 Wh 
    energy-rate:         22.348 W 
    voltage:             9.604 V 
    time to empty:       2.0 minutes 
    percentage:          1.67316% 
    capacity:            91.814% 
    technology:          lithium-ion 
    recall vendor:       LENOVO 
    recall url:          http://www.lenovo.com/batteryprogram 
  History (charge): 
    1321486036	1.673	discharging 
    1321486006	2.361	discharging 
    1321485976	2.957	discharging 
    1321485946	3.782	discharging 
  History (rate): 
    1321486036	22.348	discharging 
    1321486006	20.875	discharging 
    1321485976	21.206	discharging 
    1321485946	21.315	discharging 

Daemon: 
  daemon-version:  0.9.1 
  can-suspend:     yes 
  can-hibernate    no 
  on-battery:      yes 
  on-low-battery:  yes 
  lid-is-closed:   no 
  lid-is-present:   yes 

And on low power, with the charger plugged in:


user@linux-oejz:~> upower --dump 
Device: /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/line_power_AC 
  native-path:          /sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0A08:00/device:00/PNP0C09:00/ACPI0003:00/power_supply/AC 
  power supply:         yes 
  updated:              Wed Nov 16 18:28:12 2011 (10 seconds ago) 
  has history:          no 
  has statistics:       no 
  line-power 
    online:             yes 

Device: /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0 
  native-path:          /sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0A08:00/device:00/PNP0C09:00/PNP0C0A:00/power_supply/BAT0 
  vendor:               SONY 
  model:                92P1141 
  serial:               4691 
  power supply:         yes 
  updated:              Wed Nov 16 18:28:19 2011 (3 seconds ago) 
  has history:          yes 
  has statistics:       yes 
  battery 
    present:             yes 
    rechargeable:        yes 
    state:               charging 
    energy:              0.01 Wh 
    energy-empty:        0 Wh 
    energy-full:         43.63 Wh 
    energy-full-design:  47.52 Wh 
    energy-rate:         0 W 
    voltage:             10.576 V 
    percentage:          0.02292% 
    capacity:            91.814% 
    technology:          lithium-ion 
    recall vendor:       LENOVO 
    recall url:          http://www.lenovo.com/batteryprogram 
  History (charge): 
    1321486099	0.023	charging 
    1321486082	0.000	discharging 
    1321486074	0.344	discharging 
    1321486072	0.504	discharging 
    1321486065	0.688	discharging 
    1321486036	1.673	discharging 
    1321486006	2.361	discharging 
  History (rate): 
    1321486083	0.000	discharging 
    1321486075	23.067	discharging 
    1321486072	20.076	discharging 
    1321486066	20.305	discharging 
    1321486036	22.348	discharging 
    1321486006	20.875	discharging 

Daemon: 
  daemon-version:  0.9.1 
  can-suspend:     yes 
  can-hibernate    no 
  on-battery:      no 
  on-low-battery:  no 
  lid-is-closed:   no 
  lid-is-present:   yes