Re: ACPI battery module broken?

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On Wed, 2003-11-19 at 23:35, Dexter Ang wrote:
> Dan Goodes <[email protected]> said:
> 
> > On Wed, 19 Nov 2003 [email protected] wrote:
> > 
> > > In message <[email protected]>, Peter Boy writes:
> > >  >If I activate ACPI on my IBM Thinkpad T40p, the gnome battery 
> applet
> > >  >shows up with 0%.
> > >  >
> > >  >If I check /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state I get:
> > >  >
> > >  >present:                 yes
> > >  >ERROR: Unable to read battery status
> > >  >
> > >  >Is this usual for the current status of acpi support or is 
> there an
> > > Well, the battery status works on my HP/Compaq 25xx using ACPI.
> > 
> > FWIW, it also works fine on my Compaq Presario 2100, out-of-the-box 
> > (almost, obviously had to add acpi=on to the kernel parameters)
> > 
> I have an IBM Thinkpad T30. I have your exact same situation. 
> acpi=on, enable gnome's battstat applet, shows as 0%, plus it seems 
> to be polling something, which causes a slight, but noticable, 
> slowdown. Anyone know why this doesn't seem to work correctly with 
> Thinkpads? anyway, I just returned to using apm mode. Works well 
> enough since my RH9 usage.
> 
> Dex
> 
> 
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May want to check your dsdt at http://acpi.sourceforge.net/... I had
this problem on my dell i8500 using red hat 9 and acpi... I had to patch
in the dsdt to get the battery to work properly. Worth a shot.
-- 
Robert Brimhall <[email protected]>

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