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Old 04-14-2005, 07:37 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2005
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battstat driving me mad

Hi everyone (again)

The battstat monitor on redhat 9 is making me crazy, i think the problem is that i don't actually understand what i'm doing I have put the icon into the toolbar (i know it just takes one right click but that took me 6 hours!) but it doesn't work. The apm command returns:

AC on-line, no system battery

And the icon in the toolbar seems to reflect this with a little plug when its plugged in and a red ! if i unplug. The whole time though he battery is red and nearly empty.

Please, can anybody help? i though it would be a case of downloading an acpi rpm or typing "acpi=on" ("or apm=on") into the grub.conf. But none of this has worked and i'm starting to wonder exactly how i'm going to be able to connect to the internet if i can't even read my battery levels

Anyway, its probably time i slept, thanks in advance...

Old 04-15-2005, 06:22 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2005
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Ok, no replies, then let me ask another question first, i installed the latest acpi rpm from sourceforge, but it doesnt seem to have made any difference, should it have created a file called acpi? if so where? its not in /proc/ or /etc/ where i was expecting to find it

Thanks again,



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