eeeXubuntu: Unreliable battery info

Written by Aldrin Cantos on March 1, 2008 – 7:39 pm -

From the moment I installed eeeXubuntu on my Asus Eee, the battery icon already has appeared to be troublesome. And it is indeed.

At first, it showed “Battery may be broken” warning message, then it just shutdown the eeePC automatically when the battery gets critically low without any warning. When I experienced it, I got frustrated because I have lots of unsaved works and they got lost. Well, it was a lesson to me.

Then I set the battery icon appear on the system tray and I was kept informed of how long will my battery last. It still have to hover the mouse on the icon to get the info but it’s fine. But I noticed that it’s really inconsistent. One time it was too low then from time to time, it goes up and then down again. I don’t know what is wrong but it’s probably with the OS.

So far, it’s the only thing I notice wrong on eeeXubuntu. It’s still a very good OS for Asus Eee PC.

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