A quick introduction before I ask my question, Im Alan from Shetland (currently living in Sundsvall, Sweden though) and I have used GNU Gentoo for about four years now I think. Anyway, here is my question:
I think my laptop battery might be dead, the charge has dissapeared while switched off two nights in a row and now the battery no longer shows up in the system monitors! The battery module is loaded correctly and syslog-ng registers the pluging in/out of the ac adaptor. ls /proc/acpi/battery/ is empty. the battery works anyway for a few minnits if i unplug ac adaptor...
I can't see anything really obvious in the logs but there is this cryptic message a lot:
May 29 11:20:44 a4lv ACPI-0272: *** Error: Thread 2D9D cannot release Mutex [MUT1] acquired by thread 2D9E
May 29 11:20:44 a4lv ACPI-1138: *** Error: Method execution failed [\_SB_.RDEC] (Node cbfc3680), AE_AML_NOT_O
as you can see, that was a while ago, here is annother more recent log entry:
Jun 2 18:17:18 a4lv ACPI: AC Adapter [AC] (on-line)
Jun 2 18:17:18 a4lv ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT1] (battery present)
but /proc/acpi/battery/ is still empty and the sys monitors still register nothing
This is pretty crap seeing as its a new laptop!
Toshiba satellite pro A60 celeron 2.8G/hz kernel = 2.6.11-gentoo-r4
I have had the lappy plugged into AC for two weeks now but the problem surfaced the past two days only.