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Old 01-21-2003, 03:58 PM   #1
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Battery level meter


Until recently, I considered myself somewhat of an amateur expert on Linux, especially Gentoo and the like. And no-one would disagree with me too
Yet this was all server and desktop talk, so now I installed RH8 (don't start...) on my Omnibook I am somewhat troubled.
There is a little battery meter in on the gnome-panel that shoud indicate how my battery is doing. This meter always shows a near-empy battery though and I have absolutely NO IDEA where to start. I don't know * about RH and even less about linux on laptops.

Has this something to do with an obscure APM-setting?

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Old 01-21-2003, 05:57 PM   #2
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Sorry if this sounds like a ridiculous place to start, but Is the apm module loaded?

/sbin/modprobe apm

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Old 01-22-2003, 04:53 AM   #3
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* boots up laptop
* types lsmod
* kicks himself in the face

Okay, so I assumed too much. RedHat however assumed too little. This is what happened when I tried to fix this problem. Check this out:

- kernel sources are not installed
- when trying to install these, package manager is not able to fix missing deps itself, but keeps nagging about cyrus-sasl and krb5. Program claims these are not installed.
- They WERE however, they were only afterwards updated with up2date. To a NEWER, still installed version. A version the package manager does not recognize...


Great fun: needing to update your linux install, but having to move half the world to do it :P
 
Old 01-22-2003, 03:50 PM   #4
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Happens mate, no worries.

Last night I was building a RAID-5 machine, got through putting all the drives in and realized, 4 HDs, 1 cdrom, but only 4 power plugs... so I kicked back thinking I couldn't do it. Then half an hour later I realized I could install with the cdrom, shutdown the machine, switch the plugs, and then boot it up and build the array... and I even had coffee in me!

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 04-30-2003, 10:04 AM   #5
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don't they sell little power plug spiltters for that finnegan? you should raid you local electronics or computer store
 
Old 04-30-2003, 12:23 PM   #6
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Yeah, but I just wanted a raid array... and at the time (3am), I don't think I could get any of those... funny thing is in my closet 'o' stuff I had one of 'em, although it was the weird little kind where there's two males and a female to a case fan, I just never noticed it was a case fan AND a splitter.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 05-01-2003, 03:09 PM   #7
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oh well
 
  


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