Re: Battery status applet

On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 10:40 +0100, uws wrote:
> På Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 12:38:11AM +0000, Paulo Jorge de Oliveira Cantante de Matos skrev:
> > I've just started up the battery charge status in my laptop but for some
> > reason it shows up empty and with an exclamation point next to it. Maybe
> > its not being able to calculate the correct battery status, do I need to
> > enable anything?
> IIRC the applet uses apm. Do you have apm installed and proper kernel
> support for your hardware?

Alternatively, as with almost all new laptops, the machine is ACPI, and
ACPI isn't enabled.  I don't think any of the major distros enable ACPI
by default due to how broken it still is.  On Fedora Core, you can add
acpi=on the kernel boot parameters in /etc/grub.conf.

>   mvrgr, Wouter
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