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Old 03-08-2007, 12:32 AM   #1
ryan00davis
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powersave doesnt recognize my battery


im running debian and kde on a dell 700m

for some reason whatever power manager i was using disappeared after i let adept update everything, so i installed kpowersave and now:

kpowersave thinks that it is always plugged in, but it does appear to work at managing my cpu, so its not completely not working.

if i run powersave -s, it says no battery.

anybody else ever seen this problem or have any idea what it might be?
 
Old 03-10-2007, 04:00 PM   #2
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so nobody has any advice for me?
 
Old 03-10-2007, 04:09 PM   #3
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ok, so ive figured out that acpi doesnt recognize my battery either, when i run acpi in terminal it gives "No support for device type: battery"

ive tried reinstalling acpi and that doesnt fix it
 
Old 03-11-2007, 11:52 PM   #4
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first check if the ACPI bettery module is loaded..

modprobe battery.
modprobe ac

Then try to run powersave and see if it detects the battery..
 
Old 03-14-2007, 12:31 AM   #5
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wow, seems so simple, that did the trick, thanks for the help
 
Old 03-14-2007, 10:27 AM   #6
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nice to know it got working..

u can also list these modules in the /etc/modules.conf..

these will then be automatically loaded at bootup...
 
  


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