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Hey, everyone !

After tweaking a little Tiger PowerManagement.bundle by keithpk (see: http://forum.insanel...showtopic=14912 for more information)

here comes the same, but rebuilt for Leopard (10.5.1).

What works:

- Battery meter (percentage / time) while using only primary battery.
- EnergySaver settings (are retained correctly, unlike when using Tiger bundle on Leopard)
(be aware that manipulating these settings does change your system hibernate mode back to standard -
SafeSleep (mode 3) - use sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 hibernatefile /dev/null on the console to reset to what seems to work
for laptop sleep for most people out here - check status with pmset -g)

What does not:

- Real power management (CPU speed / display dimming .. etc): Powermanagement.bundle is not responsible
for applying any of these .. it just provides a way of changing settings and provides battery meter icon ...

- Battery indicator when using two batteries and / or hotswapping secondary battery
(what happens is that battery meter will display inconsistent info when using two batteries and changing
power source ...
- hotswapping support for secondary battery is simply not there in the Apple code.
- reading of current power source (in IOKit/ps) always reads the first battery only (which indicates fact of
being AC Power connected when fully charged and not in use ... at least on my laptop .. YMMV)
(not sure this can be fixed until Apple releases laptops with multiple batteries ...)

Installation:

1. Download the PowerManagement-137-1.bundle.tar.gz file (and unarchive it)
2. Go to: /System/Library/SystemConfiguration
3. Backup your old PowerManagement.bundle
4. Copy the new bundle into the /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/ folder
5. Reboot

Downloads:

09.01.2008: Updated (137-1) release (fixes time calculation in battery meter):

Attached File  PowerManagement_137_1.bundle.tar.gz   60.81KB   22670 downloads
Attached File  PowerManagement_137Modified_1.source.tar.gz   530.56KB   4429 downloads

Problems:

Battery meter does not show: check your AppleACPIPlatform version: kextstat | grep ACPI

- Battery meter does not show while using AppleACPIPlatform v 1.1.0 (KALYWAY)
( -> to fix KALYWAY AppleACPIPlatform: edit /System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPlatform.kext/Contents/Plugins/AppleACPIPowerSource.kext/Contents/Info.plist
file and change:
<key>OSBundleLibraries</key>
<dict>
<key>com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform</key>
<string>1.0.5</string>

to:
<string>1.1.0</string>
(then reboot or
sudo kextload -t /System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPlatform.kext/Contents/Plugins/AppleACPIPowerSource.kext ..)

- Battery meter shows OK with AppleACPIPlatform v 1.0.5 (iATKOS?)

- I do not think it will work with vanilla AppleACPIPlatform ... (vanilla does not have ACPIPowerSource PlugIn ..)

Sleep does not work anymore: (BUT WAS working before installing this bundle):

- Open Energy Saver Pref pane, make your changes
- from Terminal run sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 hibernatefile /dev/null
- You will notice that Battery/AC Power options in the pane moved to "Custom": LEAVE these like this:
changing to Normal / Better Performance / Better Battery Life will reset your system sleep mode again.
(Alternatively: just remember to go to Custom mode before putting system to sleep)

Old download (do not use ..) 07.01.2008: Initital (137) release (does not calculate battery/charge time):

Attached File  PowerManagement_137.bundle.tar.gz   60.35KB   1890 downloads
Attached File  PowerManagement_137Modified.source.tar.gz   528.24KB   743 downloads


Enjoy !

J

Edited by jaro12345, 09 January 2008 - 02:09 PM.


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Hi!

Thats not working for me! (no bat-meter! EnergySaver settings are quite simple... dont know if intel-power-management-features work?!)

Do i have to fix permissions or sth. like that?!

Im on a Dell Vostro 1700.

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Looks good on my HP nw9440, leo 10.5.1 kalyway. I was able to change power settings for battery. However my laptop still doesn't go sleep when I select Sleep from the Apple menu. Screen goes black but fans and leds are on. If I close the lid, it's even worse - all fans and leds are on, when I reopen the lid, the screen goes back on but the system is frozen and I have to power it off. Reboot also doesn't work.

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Hi,great Forum!
On my Toshiba A100 the Powermanagement works great. :) Good work.
I can change the mode in which the notebook should be. But showing the remaining battery time does not work. There is just :(calculating...)

I'm only missing an opportunity to set the backlight of the lcd lower.

However from the beginning on the sleep mode does not work(also not yet).The fans(CPU/GPU?) do not stop and the Led from the power button glows also. I think only the HDD seems to stop.

Update: If the lcd goes off and i want to go back to leo( typing on a key/touchpad) only the screen backlight goes on... waiting a minute the backlight goes off...(it is a loop) => i have to restart the pc, because can not see what i do :)

Greetings,
Nero

Ps. sorry for my bad english, i'm no native speaker.

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Man! I LOVE YOU! thank you thank you thank you! Now I don't have to worry about my laptop randomly going to sleep again! I wonder how much battery life i will be able to squeeze out of my laptop with "better battery saving" setting... will it be like vista? ie. 3 hours? I do wonder... I will try this out when I have time later today.

Thank you!

Edit: P.S. my laptop is the hp DV2221tx if it would help anyone.

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Hey everyone !

Thanks for trying out !

1. For battery meter not showing problem: check permissions (chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle ; chmod -R 755 /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle), then go to System Preferences -> Energy Saver and mark the checkbox in options tab (show battery meter ...)

2. For sleep not working - if it worked before and does not now it's because the bundle resetted your sleep mode back to the original mode 3 (Safe Sleep) most likely: open terminal and set it to 0 (sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0) - you will notice that Energy Saver settings change to custom: leave these like that - if you switch them back to Better Battery Life the sleep mode will be set to 3 again ...
(check in terminal with pmset -g).

J.

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Does this patch work with ToH's RC2 Leopard? It's not 10.5.1, is it?

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Doesn't work on dell E1505, no battery meter available. Permissions are correct.

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Should work on ToH too.. Havent checked (using Kalyway ...)

J.

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Does this one also work with the Vanilla ACPIPlatform.kext? Because the Tiger version doesn't. And the Vanilla ACPIPlatform.kext is the only one that puts my laptop to sleep the correct way.

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Yes, it should work with Vanilla ACPIPlatform.kext too (that;s to say: if that kext does not run OK on your platform ... you'll not see the battery indicator either ... since it addreses batteries via ACPI ...)

J.

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@MeAngry,

can you please post your vanilla ACPIPlatform.kext?

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1. For battery meter not showing problem: check permissions (chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle ; chmod -R 755 /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle), then go to System Preferences -> Energy Saver and mark the checkbox in options tab (show battery meter ...)

J.


I have problem. After place powermanagement.bundle and reboot it don't works.
When i type that what u post in terminal i see that, and i don't have options in Energy Saver:

Last login: Tue Jan  8 17:15:11 on ttys000
michals-mac-pro:~ MN$ chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle
chown: /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle/Contents/version.plist.obsolete: Operation not permitted
michals-mac-pro:~ MN$ chmod -R 755 /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle
chmod: /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle/Contents/CodeResources: Operation not permitted
chmod: /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle/Contents/Info.plist: Operation not permitted
chmod: /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle/Contents/Resources/com.apple.SystemPowerProfileDefaults.plist: Operation not permitted
chmod: /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/Localizable.strings: Operation not permitted
chmod: /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle/Contents/Resources/French.lproj/Localizable.strings: Operation not permitted
michals-mac-pro:~ MN$
I have kalyway 10.5.1 on hp pavilion dv6108ea.
Please help me.

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..What does not:- battery meter (time remaining)- PowerSource indicator (will always show Battery if you have primary battery in your laptop, AC otherwise)...


What do you mean could you get it working completelly? Or what has to be add to the source

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What do you mean could you get it working completelly? Or what has to be add to the source


It means it doesn't work yet.... That isn't hard to understand.


I have problem. After place powermanagement.bundle and reboot it don't works.
When i type that what u post in terminal i see that, and i don't have options in Energy Saver:

Last login: Tue Jan  8 17:15:11 on ttys000
 michals-mac-pro:~ MN$ chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle
 chown: /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle/Contents/version.plist.obsolete: Operation not permitted
 michals-mac-pro:~ MN$ chmod -R 755 /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle
 chmod: /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle/Contents/CodeResources: Operation not permitted
 chmod: /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle/Contents/Info.plist: Operation not permitted
 chmod: /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle/Contents/Resources/com.apple.SystemPowerProfileDefaults.plist: Operation not permitted
 chmod: /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/Localizable.strings: Operation not permitted
 chmod: /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle/Contents/Resources/French.lproj/Localizable.strings: Operation not permitted
 michals-mac-pro:~ MN$
I have kalyway 10.5.1 on hp pavilion dv6108ea.
Please help me.



Uhmm.... forgetting sudo?
You need root permissions to chown and chmod a file that is only editable by root....

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Sure, just ment there is not so much difference to the "old" one, just wanted to know what could be the issue...

I understand :P

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Update: battery time calculation does work now.

See Post #1 in this topic for updated bundle.

J.

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The time calc does not work for me and the indication if the power source is AC or battery.

Thanks for the work tho...

Edit:
Oh, forgot my System specs:
Lenovo 3000 N200 0769-BDG
Intel Core2Duo
GMA X3100
Leopard 10.5.1 (Not EFI)


cYa ~Neo

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Hey, everyone !

After tweaking a little Tiger PowerManagement.bundle by keithpk (see: http://forum.insanel...showtopic=14912 for more information)


1. Download the PowerManagement-137-1.bundle.tar.gz file (and unarchive it)
2. Go to: /System/Library/SystemConfiguration
3. Backup your old PowerManagement.bundle
4. Copy the new bundle into the /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/ folder
5. Reboot

Downloads:

09.01.2008: Updated (137-1) release (fixes time calculation in battery meter):


Enjoy !

J


hey, great work. works 100% on Dell Inspiron E1505. thank you!

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I have problems with reboot sleep and shutdown!
Batterymeter seems to work.
I use the 10.5.2 kexts for my 8600m maybe thats the reason?

i get the message in system log:

usb caused wake event (ehci)

when i klick sleep

anyone has a solution for me?





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