Laptop Battery

Matthew Saltzman mjs at
Wed May 5 15:59:30 UTC 2004

On Wed, 5 May 2004, StoneBeat wrote:

> possibly you have a laptop that use ACPI instead of APM, check it and if you
> have ACPI you must recompile your kernel enabling ACPI

ACPI is compiled into FC1 kernels (although it's nowhere near feature
complete).  There's an acpid daemon and an apmd daemon.  You need to have
an appropriate option on the kernel line in /etc/grub.conf (IIRC, apm is
the default unless you add acpi=on and/or apm=off) and start the matching
daemon at boot.

The acpi battery meter (in GNOME, at least) checks status with annoying
frequency, but seems to work otherwise.  I'm still using APM, though, on
my Dell C640 and my IBM T41.  APM battery indicator works fine on both.

> El Miércoles 05 Mayo 2004 15:49, Davide Dolcini escribió:
> > Hello
> >
> > I've a problem with kde and the battery charge indicator. The indicator
> > doesn't recognise my battery and it always says that there's no battery
> > attached to the notebook. I've tried to modify some settings of the
> > indicator in kde control menù, but it doesn't work, maybe that he's
> > searching for a type of battery different from mine, but where i could
> > change it? is there a config file to change?
> >
> > I've a Compaq Presario 2700e

		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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