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Old 04-29-2003, 03:36 PM   #1
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inspiron 8250 Dell Laptop P4 w/ RH8


Hi,

I was wondering if I could monitor my battery power when using RedHat 8. I have the vast majority of packages installed from the distro cds. Most of my stuff is configured.

I tried "apm" and "apm u" and I'm told I'm on active power even though the power lead is not plugged in and I'm on battery. Is there something else I must check/edit first.

Thanks,
James.
 
Old 04-30-2003, 06:17 AM   #2
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APM is mainly used in older bios' your dell probably uses ACPI instead of the older APM for which information can be found here

http://sourceforge.net/projects/acpi
 
Old 04-30-2003, 02:19 PM   #3
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Didn't realise that. Thanks for your help sidey!
 
  


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