Originally Posted by jb2006
gkrellm can only display the battery level if there is a command to do it but there is no command on my system that displays the battery life. Also /proc/acpi doesn't exist. Im running the default 2.4.31 kernel that came with slackware. I've tried upgrading but it always f**ks up.
Give it a go upgrading the kernel again dude... What kind of laptop do you have?
Get your hands on a simple kernel upgrade guide on google and do a basic follow of the steps they list... The number one rule in your case is to make sure you 'build up on the existing .config file that was used for your 2.4.31 kernel'.
It will be found in /usr/src/linux
use this file when creating your new kernel.... In other words you will start with the same config that you currently have and you can simply add in support for ACPI and compile...
Its worth it.. you get all sorts of cool things (like CPU frequency changing) - where you can manually set the freq to a Mhz you choose or let the system adjust it for you) - Is great for laptops/saving battery life/ having a machine tht runs well when you need it to..