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Bug 62160 - desklet-battery sensor crash if no battery present
Summary: desklet-battery sensor crash if no battery present
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] GNOME (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: gDesklets packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-08-29 17:16 UTC by inode77
Modified: 2005-06-11 10:04 UTC (History)
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Description inode77 2004-08-29 17:16:27 UTC
I often work with my laptop @ home connected by ac but without battery. When gdesklets is executed during GNOME startup an error message is displayed that says your desklet-battery sensor could not be initialized and is probably broken.
I know this is not a bug of gentoo (ebuild, software condition....) but of the desklet source. I don't know phyton so if someone could just add a line or to to simply not let the desklet crash if no battery is present I would be very pleased.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.emerge desklet-battery
2.remove battery (work on ac)
3.restart desklet or launch gdesklets
Actual Results:  
desklet crash

Expected Results:  
showed "no battery present"

Laptop: IBM Thinkpad T40p

Portage 2.0.50-r10 (default-x86-2004.2, gcc-3.3.4, glibc-,
System uname: 2.6.8-gentoo-r3 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1600MHz
Gentoo Base System version 1.4.16
Autoconf: sys-devel/autoconf-2.59-r4
Automake: sys-devel/automake-1.8.5-r1
CFLAGS="-march=pentium3 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb /usr/kde/2/share/config
/usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/lib/mozilla/defaults/pref /usr/share/config
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-march=pentium3 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs ccache sandbox"
USE="X aalib acl acpi alsa avi berkdb cdr crypt cups directfb dvd encode esd
foomaticdb gdbm gif gnome gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2 imlib ipv6 java jpeg kerberos
ldap libg++ libwww mad mikmod mmx motif mozilla mpeg mysql ncurses nls nptl
oggvorbis opengl oss pam pdflib perl png python quicktime readline samba sdl
slang snmp spell sse ssl svga tcpd tiff truetype wmf x86 xml2 xmms xv zlib"
Comment 1 Mike Gardiner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-29 22:16:52 UTC
I really don't have time to patch all of the unworking desklets and keep up with them unfortunately. If you can patch this yourself, or report it to the upstream maintainer, as the best solution. That way we don't have to backport fixes, and I can simply update the version in portage when the maintainer fixes the source.

Please post any information from the maintainer here so we can track it.

Thanks for your report.
Comment 2 Joe Sapp (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-11 10:04:58 UTC
This is a problem of the desklet creator.  Also, the desklet uses sensors, which
have been deprecated as of late.