Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).


  Search this Thread
Old 11-03-2003, 11:42 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Illinois
Distribution: severn
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
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 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
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Montpellier, Milano
Distribution: RedHat
Posts: 81

Rep: Reputation: 15
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 (see no.6)

Hope it helps.

Old 11-04-2003, 12:51 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Notre Dame
Distribution: stage3 Gentoo 1.4
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
How do you check which your BIOS uses?

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

Old 11-04-2003, 01:27 PM   #4
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Montpellier, Milano
Distribution: RedHat
Posts: 81

Rep: Reputation: 15
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.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Screenlock + Battery Monitor + Network monitor Atrocity Slackware 1 10-02-2005 03:06 PM
Battery Monitor Zuggy Linux - Laptop and Netbook 9 02-11-2005 06:24 PM
Monitor doesn't wake up after stanby and battery monitor problems (tm) Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 03-23-2004 06:34 AM
Battery monitor not showing battery level? morrolan Linux - Laptop and Netbook 4 03-18-2004 04:42 AM
Battery Monitor honduraz10 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 02-10-2004 08:31 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:31 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration