Latest zypper dup broke KDE Battery Notification entry

Using a Dell laptop, which is used mostly on battery power (like now). I always rely on the Battery icon in the Status and Notifications section on the toolbar. I’ve always had it set to “Show Always”, so that I can simply hover the mouse on the Battery icon and check it’s current charge status.

Well, after the most recent TW zypper dup, it is now BROKEN. Something that has been working fine for what seems forever is now borked. When I hover the mouse (which SHOULD be a Battery icon, is now a Brightness icon), it shows there’s “no batteries available”, which is hilarious, because the laptop IS running on battery at this very moment.
See image below.

Is there any other way I can periodically check on battery level, other than this obviously broken (and important) status icon??

Okay, I found a workaround … Application menu → System → Info Center.

Select Energy … shows battery condition there.

It always helpful to provide system info. Thank the GODs it’s working for me. :wink:
I get that on my older laptop with a bad battery.

Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20231201
KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.9
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.112.0
Qt Version: 5.15.11
Kernel Version: 6.6.3-1-default (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 12 × Intel® Core™ i7-9850H CPU @ 2.60GHz
Memory: 125.1 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Manufacturer: HP
Product Name: HP ZBook 17 G6

Did you already perform the basic checks for such cases?

  • removing the broken “System Tray” and adding a new one?
  1. Right click task bar → Enter edit mode → Hover over broken System tray and remove
  2. Add widgets → search for System tray
  3. grab System tray with left mouse (hold) and move it to desired position in task bar
  4. Exit edit mode
  • testet with fresh user profile?

After every zypper dup, I always reboot the machine, which I did earlier.

However, about 30 minutes after I posted, I powered off the laptop to do some chores. I just now started the laptop (on battery only), and NOW the Notification is as it should be. So I guess the power Off, power On, sequence resolved the issue.

Thanks for the replies - sorry about this seemingly non-issue post - next time there’s an issue like that, I’ll do the power Off, power On. And if that doesn’t fix it, I’ll re-add the System Tray.

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