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?


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
| improve this answer | |

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.

| improve this answer | |
  • The message mean the maximum power of the battery is lower then specified by manufacturer. Probably because it is too old. Recharging cannot help. – Honza Aug 24 '17 at 9:04

I run this:

gconftool --set /org/mate/power-manager/notify-low-power --type boolean false
gconftool --set /org/mate/power-manager/notify-low-capacity --type boolean false
| improve this answer | |

In Ubuntu mate, gconf editor is not installed by default and installing it will not help.

Instead, you should use dconf editor.
You will need to navigate to /org/mate/power-manager and then untick notify-low-capacity.

| improve this answer | |

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.