what I'm experiencing these days has never happened before.
From the beginning: I have an Acer TravelMate 5730, which is 3 y.o., running 10.04 LTS. One year ago I changed the battery 'coz the old one died. Since then, everything worked a charm.
Two days ago I was using my laptop running on battery; battery was charged up to 60%. Suddenly it shut down and for about 24h it was like the battery was totally broken: it didn't charge anymore and the 'upower --dump' saidI was kind of resigned to buy a new battery, when suddenly the orange light became green: battery was charged and actually working.state: critical
But now, the battery indicator was staked to 100%. I tried again with 'upower --dump' or 'acpi -b' commands and it keeps saying battery is discharging, though maintaining the percentage to 100% and the energy to the top.
Right now I'm running on battery since 1 hour at least, and here it is:
I tried to use IBAM and it says 'No apm data available'; 'acpi -b' reportsfabio@fabUntU:~$ upower --dump
power supply: yes
updated: Thu Mar 15 12:02:26 2012 (8 seconds ago)
has history: yes
has statistics: yes
energy: 969.178 Wh
energy-empty: 0 Wh
energy-full: 969.178 Wh
energy-full-design: 65.12 Wh
energy-rate: 18.7516 W
voltage: 14.536 V
1331809346 18.752 discharging
1331809316 18.470 discharging
1331809286 18.752 discharging
1331809255 19.344 discharging
lid-is-present: yes'acpitool -B' says more or less the same.Battery 0: Discharging, 100%, 49:43:22 remaining
I don't really know what else can I do, except count the hours I use it and try to avoid it to shut down.
ANY help is appreciated
Actually I'd like to know if this problem might be related to some hardware issues or, rather, ubuntu's daemon has stopped working properly or some other reasons.
I also forgot to mention that installing the battery-status package didn't change much: it keeps saying the battery is fully charged but discharging!