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Old 12-04-2002, 08:00 AM   #1
yawara
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Battery Meter


Hello, how do I enable or install a Battery Meter/Monitor for my Openlinux. I have a Sager NP2260 notebook P3 . KDE comes with a battery monitor utility but, when I start the application, it cannot detect my battery. Your suggestion are highly appreciated. Thanks
 
Old 12-04-2002, 11:04 AM   #2
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I believe that the power management features are turned off by default.

To the best of my knowledge this requires a kernel recompile to correct. Are you comfortable with doing that?

-KevinJ
 
Old 12-04-2002, 11:21 AM   #3
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I haven't tried compiling a kernel, but I'll be willing to. That way I can learn the ins and outs Linux. Is it hard to compile a kernel?
 
Old 12-04-2002, 11:42 AM   #4
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No.. its not hard.
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO.html

I recommend you use the kernel source code package provided by your distribution provider for the version of you are using. Also, keep the old kernel on the system as a boot option in case your new kernel doesn't work.

Look under "General Setup" for options for "Power Mgmt" and "Advanced Power Mgmt". Turn it all on except "Ignore User Suspend".

-KevinJ
 
Old 12-04-2002, 11:49 AM   #5
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no, it isn't hard to compile. It's just 4 commands, to actually compile it.
And the entire process is outlines like this.
1-download fresh kernel
2-extract kernel in /usr/src
3-configure kernel
4-compile it (with 4 commands)
5-boot it

ehmmmm, there's a very nice How to in Linux.org but for some reason the site seems to be DOWN!??, how weird.

anyway, I found this other guide line, it's pretty ok....you can try it too.
http://www.kuiper.nu/subdomains/linux/compilekernel.htm
 
  


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