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Old 11-03-2003, 11:42 AM   #1
jmacvean
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Question Battery monitor


The battery status monitor appears to be running on my laptop. It's a compaq presario 1200 series. The monitor says there is no battery attached. (If I hold my cursor over the power icon - the popup shows: no battery). APM is running on the machine. I am running the newest Red Hat distribution.

I have looked through other threads and this appears to be a pretty frequent problem, but I haven't seen where anybody had any success in solving it.

As an aside:

This laptop has a internal winmodem. I purchased drivers for it after running scanmodem available at linmodems.com and it works great. The drivers were $15, but that's easier than having to haul around an external modem or using a pcmcia modem all the time.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 01:12 PM   #2
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It could be because your bios uses ACPI and not APM (I'm not sure I don't know your HW).
But this site may help http://www.geocities.com/randomnumbergenerator2001/ (see no.6)

Hope it helps.

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Old 11-04-2003, 12:51 PM   #3
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How do you check which your BIOS uses?

(BTW - I'm running JAMD Linux--essentially Red Hat-- with KDE 3.1)

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Old 11-04-2003, 01:27 PM   #4
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Well under windows, by going in device manager then checking under the first voice {some where}.
Or you may go to the manufacturer and check the BIOS.

To enter the BIOS on your system you press F10 at the initial logo when you start-up your PC.

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