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Old 06-25-2003, 08:18 PM   #1
Futureman
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Battery Questions


Im running RH9 on my Dell laptop....is there any way i can check the battery level--either through KDE, Gnome, or the Terminal (preferably)? As of now i only can check it in the BIOS before booting linux.

Also...i know its dangerous to improperly shutdown Linux....so is there any way i can configure the OS to run an automatic shutdown before the battery dies....or at least warn me?
--or is RH9 already configured to do this?

thanks.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 08:27 PM   #2
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Hi,

check out http://www.linux-laptop.org/ for a few solutions

cu
 
Old 06-25-2003, 09:15 PM   #3
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i have dell inspiron 2650c if you have this its said but you have no luck with the battery. i could not find any single resource that explains how if you find please keep me posted
 
Old 06-25-2003, 11:27 PM   #4
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The only solution I found on my Dell Inspiron 2650 was to recompile the kernel after applying the ACPI patch from SourceForge.

Doing this the Gnome windowmanager will have a battery monitor that works, only problem seems to be that it thinks it is on battery all the time.

If you don't want to do that I just watch for my battery light on the laptop to flash orange then I know that the battery is low.

If anybody finds an easier way I sure would like to know, it took me three times recompiling my kernel before I got it working with my mouse , but I eventually got it to work.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 07:17 AM   #5
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Hi,

did you ever try the lm_sensors ?

cu
 
Old 06-26-2003, 06:15 PM   #6
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i tried lm_sensors does not work. or i just couldnt make it work
 
Old 07-12-2003, 01:01 PM   #7
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In the terminal, type apm to get battery information.
In KDE run klaptop. (It started automatically in my redhat install). There's a similar program in gnome, but I don't remember what it's called.

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