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Old 04-07-2003, 06:05 PM   #1
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Laptop Toshiba


I can get my wireless internet card to work in Linux redhat 8.0. But I am stuck, I cannot get my laptop's battery to work in Linux redhat 8.0. When I goto check the battery it always says 0% Linux doesn't think I have a battery. Someone told me that there is something wrong with my ASPI driver's but I personally don't know. Can anyone help me? I deleted linux off my toshiba laptop but I will put it back on when I figure out how..

My laptop is a Toshiba 1905-S301
 
Old 04-07-2003, 06:35 PM   #2
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Have you tried a different distro?
 
Old 04-07-2003, 07:35 PM   #3
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Yes, none work yet that I've tried.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 07:48 PM   #4
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Linux?

What Linux should I run on a Toshiba 1905-S301 Laptop? I've tried Mandrake and Redhat those ran nicely, only problem is they didn't reconize my battery driver. Well, what other linux's would you recommend me trying out on my laptop?
 
Old 04-07-2003, 07:50 PM   #5
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Don't give up on your other post yet. I run RedHat 8.0 on a Toshiba Satellite and it works great.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 07:54 PM   #6
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Yeah, just can't get that one thing to work.
I like currently run LINUX and only LINUX on my laptop.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 08:13 PM   #7
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First of all, check whether you are using
apmd or acpid ... some (actually a lot) of
modern boxes have flaky implementations
of either, and you might have to play with
those ...

If APM doesn't work for you, and ACPI
doesn't quite do the trick either, you might
have to get a patch from SourceForge
and try to tackle it from there ... you can
check their mailing-list archive to see
whether your machine type is being mentioned.

I didn't have full ACPI support for my Thinkpad
(well, still haven't got EVERYTHING) but am
quite happy with it for now ;)

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 04-07-2003, 11:00 PM   #8
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I have a Toshiba Satellite 1.8GHz

Only 2 months old.....

Running Redhat 8.0 just fine. Absolutely NO problems.

Have you installed any other OS on it?

Peace...
 
Old 04-08-2003, 01:16 AM   #9
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I have Toshiba Satellite 3000, and the battery status monitor doesn't work for me either. In fact, I have no clue how to set that crap up. It's super confusing.

I don't think I'm doing anything wrong: It's just not working for me. I've given up trying to figure out what my battery status is under Linux.
 
Old 04-08-2003, 10:56 AM   #10
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I see you are trying Gentoo. Keep trying! The Gentoo-kernel has a lot of patches, which might just be the ones to help you! I don't have a laptop, so I can't give you much help there but: good luck!
 
Old 04-08-2003, 11:08 AM   #11
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Well I can say that Mandrake 9.1 seems to handle laptop batteries ok...except for one minor problem where even at 100% it tells me I have only 2 minutes left of power.
 
Old 04-08-2003, 11:15 AM   #12
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I've merged your existing thread with your new thread. Try to keep the existing questions/problems with the original thread please, as it would be considered a double post and we don't need the same discussion going on in two different threads.

Thanks.
 
  


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