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I get the following message when i try to run the LAPTOP BATTERY utility:
"Your computer doesn't have the Linux APM (Advanced Power Management) or ACPI software installed, or doesn't have the APM kernel drivers installed - check out the Linux Laptop-HOWTO document for information on how to install APM."
The how to documentation is online and the url is no longer vailid.
apm is the older verison for battery and power mang. control. what you should get is acpi. I'm not sure but you might be able to load the acpi module into the kernel with modprobe acpi. However, if that doesn't work, you can always try to recompile your kernel or even upgrade to a different kernel and just include the acpi into the kernel.