Bug 540 : low-battery warning not showing on powerbook, os-x
Last modified: 2007-04-02 15:00



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Description:   Opened: 2007-04-02 03:16
another os-x quirk: on my powerbook whenever i run processing and my battery runs out of
power the finder won't warn before it goes into sleep.

i guess this is related to bug #539 ( shutdown cancled )
Additional Comment #1 From fry 2007-04-02 05:25
in what sort of setting? while a sketch is running? or just as you're using
the pde?

i've also never run into this one, though one thing i suspect would be that
if you're running a sketch, that processing can kill your battery more
quickly than some other applications, so on an older laptop you might run
into problems where the battery kills itself before getting the warning out.

however i've never run into this, in spite of being in this situation
plenty of times. it's not uncommon for me to develop processing on a
trans-atlantic flight, where i'll run the battery down to nearly zero (with
full warning), then i'll replace the battery and do the same thing. the
warnings always come through.
Additional Comment #2 From fjen 2007-04-02 05:32
well .. not really an old powerbook: 1.67GHz, G4, 1.5 years old, battery is ok

i have to observe when exaclty it happens. when i reported it this morning it happened when i
was in the ide. might be that the sketch was still running in the back though ...

i report back if i have more insights (battery is just fully charged).
Additional Comment #3 From fjen 2007-04-02 15:00
i can't seem to get it to happen anymore (warning shows). changed resolution to invalid until i
find out what's going on and if it is related to processing at all ... sorry for the confusion.