priten
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Laptop battery not charging while Solus is running

Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:37 pm

I started seeing this weird issue where if I connect the laptop charger then Solus identifies that the power adapter is connected and charges for about 5 seconds and then shows that the charger is disconnected.

I can see that the LED light for charging is still lit on my laptop and if I shutdown the laptop and let it charge and then boot Solus then I see that the battery is charged.

Solus won't charge (or show) that the battery is charging. Not only that, if I leave the power adapter connected to the laptop while I am using the laptop then it will show that the battery is continuously draining (as if I did not connect the power cable) and eventually die.

This is really annoying. I have to shutdown the laptop to charge it.

Any ideas?

I did not update the system in last few months, however, after this issue I installed latest security patches, kernel and optional updates.

priten
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Re: Laptop battery not charging while Solus is running

Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:03 pm

I tried running a live Linux Mint USB and it was not working in that either. Can it be hardware issue?

geoffrey.A
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Re: Laptop battery not charging while Solus is running

Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:25 am

Why yes . . . . yes it could be a damaged battery.

If you don't have the program "inxi" installed, get it from the Solus repos and run,

inxi -Fx

If your mobo supports verbose power output - you'll see a paragraph about your battery and to what degree it is capable of reaching full capacity.

priten
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Re: Laptop battery not charging while Solus is running

Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:34 pm

I tried different power adapter today and it started charging again while Solus was running. :)

I get this output when I ran the mentioned command:

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Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 28.1 Wh condition: 39.2/39.2 Wh (100%) 
  model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: Charging 

geoffrey.A
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Re: Laptop battery not charging while Solus is running

Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:59 pm

Great . . . a pristine battery, and now a working power adapter. Congrats for solving the riddle (for your benefit and other readers).

priten
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Re: Laptop battery not charging while Solus is running

Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:09 pm

Thanks very much for your help. ☺

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