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Your computer seems to have a partial ACPI installation. ACPI was probably enabled, but some of the sub-options were not - you need to enable at least 'AC Adaptor' and 'Control Method Battery' and then rebuild your kernel. If i rebuild my kernel would I use the same sources
Last edited by linuxmandrake; 09-27-2005 at 11:31 AM.
My laptop Compaq Armada has no battery settings in BIOS :-/
But when there was Windows XP installed the battery indicator was working. Only now in Gentoo it doesnt work.
But I found the problem (or at least I think so). I am supposed to allow one option in kernel - 'AC Adaptor' and 'Control Method Battery'. I enabled the first one, but there is no such option like 'Control Method Battery' in kernel (make menuconfig).
Anyone has any ide what to do, when the option I am supposed to check ('Control Method Battery') is not in the kernel menu? As far as I know it doesnt have any prerequirements.
Or maybe upgrading a kernel would work? (I am currently using kernel 2.6.17-r7.)
I know it's a bit out of subject, but....
Not long ago I switched from Slackware to Novell SuSE Linux and I couldn't be happier, because everything works as a dwarven clockwork. And considering that SUSE in 1994 branched from Slackware, I don't consider the switch as "betrayal"
OK, on subject, I use on my Laptop IBM R50e Novell SUSE 10.1 and all, but all the components in KDE are just working perfect. Batteries and sensors and all the rest of the cr#p