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inhibit applet

Okay, one down, a few more to go. Now we have a fully functional inhibit applet. Inhibit applet (with wrong icons) The icons are of course wrong, but I've asked on tango-list for better metaphors (and hopefully better icons).This applet took about 40 minutes to write. The reason for this is my MATLAB simulations take […]

Cool new applets…

Now that gnome-power-manager can do trivial applets, I'm open to suggestions to what would be sane to expose to a power user as additional “manually add” features.Ideas I'm playing with at the moment include: Hotspot applet : click the icon and the computer won't auto-suspend or blank the screen until it is clicked again. Useful […]

Changing the brightness on the desktop

I've just merged Benjamin Canou's new brightness applet into gnome-power-manager CVS. It's still WIP, but it looking good already. Some sweet applet action… If you've got a laptop without brightness buttons, you can now change the brightness easily. And yes, before anyone has a coronary, this is an applet and not another notification area icon, […]

The Lenovo laptop panel saga continues…

Reading back byte EC0:0x31 on a IBM Thinkpad embedded controller returns the laptop panel brightness. Setting this byte changes the panel brightness. This is how the ibm_acpi module has worked for years. Hacky, but it worked.On a Lenovo N100, doing this didn't work due a slightly different embedded controller. I've managed to work out that […]

Lenovo backlight class support.. bad bad bad…

In my opinion, Lenovo didn't read the ACPI specification when designing the N100 line of notebooks. I'm unable to get the backlight class support working on my notebook due to the missing _BQC (Brightness Query Current level) method which is meant to be present in the BIOS.Lenovo do implement the _BCL (Query List of Brightness […]

Busy busy busy

Apologies if I have not answered any emails or bugzillas for a week or so – I've been stressed out of my face for the last week or so. I'll catch up at this weekend.

Now it's in CVS…

UI exposed in gnome-power-manager Any comments on the language used in the warning dialogue? Legally I don't think I can use the words explode, overheat or fire. Thanks.

The last three vendors on my list…

The last blog today I PROMISE. Three more manufacturers please – if you have any of the laptop models below: Gateway: CX200, CX210, E100M, M250, M255, M280, M285, M465, M685, MP8708, NX260, NX510, NX560, NX860, NX100, MX1025, MX6918b, and MX1020jSony: VAIO: VGN-FE550G, VGN-FE570G, VGN-T240P, VGN-T250, VGN-T250P, VGN-T260P, VGN-T270P, VGN-T340P, VGN-T350, VGN-T350P, VGN-T360P, VGN-T370PApple: MacBook Pro […]

Fujitsu LifeBook Overheating Batteries

Okay, you guys are fantastic. Thanks for all the quick responses. At this rate, no batteries should ever explode again! IBM-LENOVO code is now in hal-info. Can anybody with a Fujitsu LifeBook  C1320D, P1510 / P1510D, P7120 / P7120D, Q2010 or S7020 / S7020D please email me the lshal output. (richard_at_hughsie_dot_com)… yet more overheating batteries […]

More explosions

Today I committed the Dell and Toshiba exploding battery detection into hal-info. Now I need some help: LENOVO or IBM Thinkpad users might be subject to recall – can you email me (richard_at_hughsie_dot_com) the output of lshal if you have such a notebook – either if you are affected or if the part or model […]

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