On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 03:15:48PM -0500, Charlie Brune wrote:
> I have an old laptop with a completely worn out battery. It does not
> run at all if the A/C power is removed, but runs just fine if it is
> plugged in.
> I'm running Ubuntu 9.04. The laptop is a Compaq Presario 1800.
> My problem started after applying the latest Ubuntu updates this weekend.
> The problem: After I log in, I see a message at the upper right-hand
> side of the screen telling me that the laptop battery power is
> critically low and that the laptop is immediately shutting down. Then
> the laptop shuts down.
> Since the laptop is on A/C power, I don't want it to shut down.
> Is there a way for me to log in using "recovery mode" and edit a
> configuration file to change this behavior to allow the laptop to stay on?
First of all, please report a bug against gnome-power-manager.
Second, I suppose you ought to be able to turn off the "power off on low
battery" action from a console login, using gconftool.
$ man gconftool
$ gconftool -R /apps/gnome-power-manager
Those who can't write, write manuals.
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