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Old 04-04-2010, 10:11 PM   #1
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Linux won't recognize my battery???


Ok I installed the latest version of puppy linux on this Nobilis laptop and I am having a little trouble with the battery.

As you can imagine being able to see the battery power left is a bit more then convenience.

I am running it frugal install.

Is there just a setting or something that I am flat out missing???

I used the Hardinfo hardware information tool (A tool in puppy linux) and it also didn't find the battery.
 
Old 04-05-2010, 08:46 AM   #2
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Don't know that distro, but the first thing I would check is that you have the ACPI battery module loaded, or compiled in-kernel.

Let me know,
 
Old 04-05-2010, 06:23 PM   #3
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Don't know that distro, but the first thing I would check is that you have the ACPI battery module loaded, or compiled in-kernel.

Let me know,
Sorry but I don't exactly know how to do that...

I tried (modprobe acpi) and it seemed to have done something but It still didn't find a battery. :-/

As for the kernel version it is 2.6.30.5

If that helps...
 
Old 04-05-2010, 08:14 PM   #4
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Try...

The command you can use to find which kernel modules are loaded is "lsmod".

http://linux.die.net/man/8/lsmod
 
Old 04-05-2010, 09:13 PM   #5
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Try...

The command you can use to find which kernel modules are loaded is "lsmod".

http://linux.die.net/man/8/lsmod

These are all the modules loaded:

Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
arc4                    1612  2 
ecb                     2508  2 
rt73usb                25584  0 
rt2x00usb              11308  1 rt73usb
rt2x00lib              29388  2 rt73usb,rt2x00usb
input_polldev           3764  1 rt2x00lib
led_class               4112  1 rt2x00lib
mac80211              166056  2 rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
cfg80211               64972  2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
crc_itu_t               1836  1 rt73usb
cpufreq_ondemand        7232  0 
p4_clockmod             4096  0 
speedstep_lib           4080  1 p4_clockmod
parport_pc             29828  1 
lp                      9476  0 
parport                34508  2 parport_pc,lp
snd_pcm_oss            37440  0 
snd_seq_dummy           2608  0 
snd_seq_oss            27648  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      6892  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                48464  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          6968  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_mixer_oss          15820  1 snd_pcm_oss
battery                10032  0 
hsfmc97sis             63408  0 
hsfsoar                93400  1 hsfmc97sis
evdev                   9472  1 
hsfserial              20388  1 hsfmc97sis
hsfengine            1259552  2 hsfmc97sis,hsfserial
hsfosspec             101708  3 hsfmc97sis,hsfserial,hsfengine
ohci1394               30108  0 
serio_raw               5168  0 
snd_intel8x0           29160  0 
snd_ac97_codec         98604  1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus                1516  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                72496  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
pcspkr                  2284  0 
snd_timer              20340  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
ieee1394               85076  1 ohci1394
sis900                 20364  0 
mii                     5004  1 sis900
snd                    56516  9 snd_pcm_oss,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore               6912  1 snd
snd_page_alloc          8852  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
i2c_sis96x              3984  0 
i2c_core               23776  1 i2c_sis96x
sis_agp                 7020  1 
shpchp                 31616  0 
pci_hotplug            28140  1 shpchp
agpgart                34188  1 sis_agp
fuse                   53800  0 
aufs                  137092  1 
nls_iso8859_1           3724  0 
nls_cp437               5356  0 
usbhid                 26112  0 
usb_storage            51584  0 
squashfs               22928  1 
ohci_hcd               23900  0 
usbcore               138160  7 rt73usb,rt2x00usb,hsfosspec,usbhid,usb_storage,ohci_hcd
ssb                    43604  1 ohci_hcd
yenta_socket           23544  0 
rsrc_nonstatic         11276  1 yenta_socket
But acpi is not in the list.. :-/

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Old 04-06-2010, 07:51 AM   #6
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You do seem to lack any module for stepping the CPU or for measuring your battery charge.

Exactly what Puppy and desktop are you using and what is the make(Nobilis?) and model number of your laptop?

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Old 04-06-2010, 04:38 PM   #7
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You do seem to lack any module for stepping the CPU or for measuring your battery charge.

Exactly what Puppy and desktop are you using and what is the make(Nobilis?) and model number of your laptop?
hm... I have it set up for cpu underclocking and that works fine.

Its puppy linux 431.

I suppose the make would be Nobilis and the model number is:

N34AS1

The serial number is:

EQ09/06/02173481-6
 
  


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