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Old 09-24-2003, 08:06 AM   #1
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What to do that ACPI is working


I'm new with linux. I have installed the 9.0 Beta from RedHat on my Compaq Evo 1020.
Most of the hardware is functioning. But I don't get the batterystatus.
Can anybody give me instructions what I have to do that ACPI is working?

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you should recompile your kernel

2.4.22 has acpi support included. Or go for the 2.6 test kernels for full acpi support, however I have some problems with installing them...

guides to recompile a kernel are all over the net.
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I have now installed the Kernel 2.4.22 but still no batterystatus. What has changed is that I can start the batterymodul in the gnome taskbar without an error.

But it shows that the battery is empty and thats not trough.

What do I have to do that acpi is running?

When I try to start the module battery with /sbin/modprobe I get the following output:

/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2061.nptl/kernel/drivers/acpi/battery.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2061.nptl/kernel/drivers/acpi/battery.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2061.nptl/kernel/drivers/acpi/battery.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2061.nptl/kernel/drivers/acpi/battery.o: insmod battery failed

And dmseg | grep ACPI shows the following:

[root@Cujo proc]# dmesg |grep ACPI
BIOS-e820: 000000000df70000 - 000000000df7f000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000000df7f000 - 000000000df80000 (ACPI NVS)
ACPI: have wakeup address 0xc0001000
ACPI: RSDP (v000 PTLTD ) @ 0x000f6bc0
ACPI: RSDT (v001 PTLTD RSDT 0x06040000 LTP 0x00000000) @ 0x0df7a625
ACPI: FADT (v001 COMPAQ 0818 0x06040000 ATI 0x000f4240) @ 0x0df7ef64
ACPI: BOOT (v001 PTLTD $SBFTBL$ 0x06040000 LTP 0x00000001) @ 0x0df7efd8
ACPI: DSDT (v001 COMPAQ 0818 0x06040000 MSFT 0x0100000e) @ 0x00000000
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20030916
ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
Asus Laptop ACPI Extras version 0.24a
Error registering Asus Laptop ACPI Extras Driver

Can anybody help me to get the batterystat running ?



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