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Every time I turn on my computer, I see a message saying something like:

Your battery may be old or broken.

I am already aware that my battery is bad. How do I suppress this message?

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Wow. This is question #1. askubuntu.com/questions/1 –  FuzzyToothpaste Jul 23 '14 at 23:41

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Maybe these instructions will help you to get rid of that message.

Added instructions from the link, Alt+F2, then type in gconf-editor.

Navigate to /apps/gnome-power-manager/notify/low_capacity and untick the value.

Or a single command:

gconftool --set /apps/gnome-power-manager/notify/low_capacity --type boolean false
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This worked for me:

If you have a machine with Windows as a dual-boot option, you can boot to Windows and let the battery recharge here. When the battery has recharged for a while, you can boot to Ubuntu and let it do the rest.

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