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Old 11-02-2006, 06:08 AM   #1
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Distribution: Fedora 17 64bit (Desktop) Fedora 15 (Laptop)
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Post ACPI Power Control shows as laptop on Desktop FC5

Hi all

I am running FC5 64bit on Athlon 3000+, Motherboard is a Gigabyte. Sorry camt be more specfic yet.

Under control systems Power Control it has Laptop Batttery

Which states this in several places

"Your computer seems to have a partial ACPI installation. ACPI was probably enabled, but some of the sub-options were not - you need to enable at least 'AC Adaptor' and 'Control Method Battery' and then rebuild your kernel."

Could spmeone please give me some direction on what I have to do to get better ACPI support for my desktop

Any help muchly appreciated.

Its taken me months as a newbie on and off to get the home computer with four users close to being very usable for everyone. Once it is done I will leave it for a while before going FC6.


Old 11-02-2006, 06:10 PM   #2
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I had a similar problem. try adding this ( acpi=force ) to the end of your kernel load in the grub config. min looks like this now.
kernel /xen.gz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 acpi=force
also in system-administration-services make sure to turnoff apmd.
Hope this helps
Old 11-13-2006, 07:25 PM   #3
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Hi there

Under system-administration-services I dont see apmd.

Does that mean I have not installed it properly in my kernel.

I tried the acpi=force under grub but I still end up with the same result with laptop only option and no power options to control monitor etc.

Here is my grub.conf at them moment.

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,5)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda6
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.17-1.2174_FC5)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5 ro root=LABEL=/ 'selinux=1' acpi=force
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.17-1.2157_FC5)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-1.2157_FC5 ro root=LABEL=/ 'selinux=1' acpi=force
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.17-1.2157_FC5.img
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

The motherboard is a Gigabyte K8 Triton series GA-K8NF-9 nForce4-4X chipset running a 64bit Athlon 3000+ cpu.

What is the command to print out any messages on acpi from the log so I can have a look and get some more info.

Thanks for the help and helpful replies



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