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Old 12-23-2007, 03:57 PM   #1
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Battery Monitor doesn't - Ubuntu 7.10


I've traweled through pages of stuff trying to discover why the gnome battery monitor doesn't work - it always shows AC power. Diagnostics I've run fail to find the battery. Anybody got any ideas (and simple instructions, please) on how to proceed?

I installed lp-batmon - but have no idea of how to get it to run!
 
Old 12-23-2007, 04:40 PM   #2
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Can you post your hardware specs and the version of Linux you're running? There's not much in the way of information in your post to go on... But as a quick check, do you have the APM or ACPI (whichever is appropriate for your system) loaded?
 
Old 12-23-2007, 04:46 PM   #3
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I think you need powersave package installed for that to work. Debian has a great laptop install, and Etch has become much more user friendly. I recently installed Etch on a lappy, and everything worked perfectly.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 05:24 PM   #4
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Using ubuntu 7.10 - updated via synaptic.

acpi from terminal reports no info for battery or thermal - power line plugged-in.

I've tried every comination of acpi and/or apm in services. Makes no difference.

Loading powersave makes no difference either.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 05:59 PM   #5
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Try these packages: suspend or uswsusp
 
Old 12-23-2007, 06:24 PM   #6
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