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#1 2017-05-14 22:50:01

greenjeans
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Mate desktop- power manager systray icon system broken

This has been this way for months, and after re-visiting several times I am still unable to figure out a fix. I know this works in Debian as I have had an almost identical install with mate that worked properly.

Problem is when using Mate desktop and Mate-power-manager, it is supposed to use icons for the tray/notification area provided by the power manager package and located in /usr/share/mate-power-manager/icons/hicolor/*, these icons change according to power status, i.e. battery full, battery low, etc.

I have never gotten this to work in Devuan mate, it acts as though it can't find the icons and is defaulting to using a GTK dialog warning icon (yellow triangle with exclamation point), it does this no matter what icon set you choose.

Have tried copying the proper icons into various icon directories in /usr/share/icons, but no luck with that either. Nor does updating icon cache seem to help.

The polling system is not working properly to begin with, that may be why it's showing the warning-dialog icon,  it's not checking the battery or the charging system periodically like it's supposed to,  and so not changing the icon and the tooltip info on current charge status.

Anyone else having this issue? Any ideas? Am I missing a package somewhere?

Last edited by greenjeans (2017-05-14 22:57:21)


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#2 2017-05-15 20:33:59

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Re: Mate desktop- power manager systray icon system broken

Known bug with older versions of Mate and upower, link: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/40031

Maybe need updated upower in jessie for power manager to work right.


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#3 2017-05-15 21:00:04

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Re: Mate desktop- power manager systray icon system broken

Also issues relating to hibernation and sleep that seem to stem from this conflict, multiple reports including one here now.

Looks like Upower has been devuan-ified as the package in the repo has devuan in the package name, was there some systemd that needed to go bye-bye?


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