If I run xfce4-battery-plugin when acpid isn't installed, it will display strange "50%%" on panel and no reaction to either plugin's settings will be.
If acpid is running, all is fine.
So I make a suggestion:
1) add the acpid in dependencies of the packet;
2) check at plugin's start that acpid is running and, if not, display the appropriate error message.
I have xfce 4.4.1 and xfce4-battery-plugin 0.5.0-1.
P.S. I chosen component "ristretto" only to commit the bug, why there is no other entries?
re-assigning to email@example.com (goodies maintainers)
change product to panel plugins
Created attachment 2023
you don't necessarily need acpid, attached patch makes xfce4-battery read from sysfs, which is the new interface to the battery. the proc interface has been removed in recent kernel versions
(In reply to comment #2)
> Created an attachment (id=2023) [details]
> use sysfs
> you don't necessarily need acpid, attached patch makes xfce4-battery read from
> sysfs, which is the new interface to the battery. the proc interface has been
> removed in recent kernel versions
Hmhm, recent battery plugin already reads data from sysfs if available. Did you test it?
(In reply to comment #3)
> Hmhm, recent battery plugin already reads data from sysfs if available. Did you
> test it?
Sorry, wrong, we patch it for that. Sorry for the noise. It'd be nice if the patch was integrated (or if the plugin switched to the hal_based branch)
The patch in bug #3793 has been integrated. Sorry for the long wait.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 3793 ***