Machine: PanP4 w/nvidia graphics
Distro: Ubuntu 9:10 on Grub2 w/ 2.6.31-19-generic.
Gnome is 2.28.1
Add Bill to the people with the misbehaving power indicator on the Gnome panel. Note that my default setup is to always show a battery indicator on the panel. This has worked quite nicely.
I have been using my Pangolin PanP4 with Ubuntu 9.10 through the day today and it has been behaving normally, which is to say quite well.
I normally run this machine on AC power because its battery life is short.
So a few moments ago I restarted the machine after being away for a time and I had two battery symbols on the panel but no Network Manager symbol. Odd.
One battery symbol seemed to behave normally the other did nothing. So I tried to remove the inoperative symbol and wound up removing both! Not good, especially when I could not get the "real" one back.
Power Management Preferences no longer shows any tab at all for battery power. This appears to have nothing to do with the presence or absence of the battery. There is no battery tab in Power Management Preferences with or without the battery. I have checked "Always display an Icon on the "General" tab. There is no icon being displayed.
Next we have to deal with the fact that when two battery icons showed up on the panel the Network Manager icon disappeared. I did discover that my wireless connection was behaving normally, which I did by using Preferences/Network Connections.
My biggest problem? I am at a loss as to what caused this and consequently I do not know how to fix it or avoid it. Do I have some reinstalling to do and if so what?
If I missed something Tom, can you tell me what it is?