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Old 01-05-2011, 11:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy I unplug the ac adaptor from dell mini 10 and the computer always shuts down

I am running Jolicloud 1.1 which runs jaunty, on a dell mini 10 netbook and I have a problem with the power management. Basically as soon as I unplug the ac adapter when I am charging, the computer gives me a message saying the power is critically low (a minute left) and must shutdown.

This happens no matter the level of the battery, it can be 20% or 100% the computer still turns off. Its strange because the netbook recognizes it is fully charged before and after I unplug the charger. I can run the acpi command before unplugging and get 50%. After I disconnect there is some time between the messsage appearing and the computer shutting down. I can run the acpi command after receiving the message and I can still get 50%. Regardless of this the computer still shuts down.

I had this problem also when I ran ubuntu so I think its my netbook hating on linux. And its not a battery issue becuase it doesnt happen when I run windows.

help would be a godsend!
Old 01-06-2011, 01:03 AM   #2
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Try loading a os on you thumb drive like puppy or something small and see if its just the kernel though im quite unsure of what to do..... I hope i can help at least a bit.

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Old 01-29-2011, 02:40 PM   #3
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Thank you animeman. It didnt work unfortunately. Its just this particular Dell model has a lot of problems running linux... Thanks anyway
Old 02-10-2011, 04:58 AM   #4
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This thread has worked for others

Will be interested to know if it works for you or not. I just recently installed Mint 10 on an Asus eeepc and it seems fine. I have yet to hear back from her so I am assuming no problems.



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