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Old 12-09-2002, 01:39 AM   #1
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Unhappy Battery Meter

Hi, i have install Mandrake 9.0 on my new Toshiba Satellite 1905-S301. Everything works ok, except for my modem (i accept that Lucent Software Modems will not work on Linux and i will get a pc card one) and the battery meter. The kde applet is always in ac mode, even when no ac power is available. I try to install some applets for laptops, but all says the same "not battery installed". I try everything my short linux knowledge allow me to do, but my battery meter is still not working. Please help me!!!!!.

Old 12-09-2002, 05:45 AM   #2
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Do you have apmd running? Start it as root with:

/etc/init.d/apmd start

It is like this on my RedHat, and maybe it is the same on Mandrake. If it works make it start each time you boot your computer (on Redhat use the setup application /usr/sbin/setup).
Old 12-09-2002, 02:01 PM   #3
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Unhappy Still not working

I did that, but my battery meter is still not working.


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