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Old 04-15-2006, 08:48 AM   #1
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Battery status icon in Gnome doesn't work properly

I am using Gnome Desktop on my Laptop. I want to have the battery status icon at the top on the menu. When I add it I get the message
Can"t access ACPI events in /var/run/acpid.socket! Make sure the ACPI subsystem is working and the acpid daemon is running.
But it works fine if I log in with the root account.

How to solve this?
Old 04-15-2006, 10:03 AM   #2
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Need more info what Distro are you using? Also so info on your laptop would help like brand and model at the very least

Old 04-15-2006, 11:02 AM   #3
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Oh, sorry.

Gentoo 2006.
It is a Compaq Presario 2500.

A little what my laptop contains:

roxor_laptop roxxor # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS200/RS200M AGP Bridge [IGP 340M] (re v 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc PCI Bridge [IGP 340M]
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controlle r Audio Device (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533/M1535 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV/V/ V+]
00:08.0 Modem: ALi Corporation M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ601/6912/711E0 CardBus/SmartCardBus Con troller
00:0b.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller  (rev 50)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller  (rev 50)
00:0b.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 51)
00:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Contro ller (PHY/Link)
00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyt er) Ethernet Controller
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon IGP 330M/340M/350 M
Linux version (root@roxxor_laptop) (gcc version 3.4.4 (Gentoo 3.4.4-r1, ssp-3.4.4-1.0, pie-8.7.8)) #3 SMP PREEMPT Sat Apr 15 10:21:33 GMT 2006
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f800 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009f800 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000dc000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001bf70000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001bf70000 - 000000001bf7c000 (ACPI data)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001bf7c000 - 000000001bf80000 (ACPI NVS)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001bf80000 - 000000001c000000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 000000002bf80000 - 000000002c000000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fff80000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
447MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 114544
  DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:0
  DMA32 zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:0
  Normal zone: 110448 pages, LIFO batch:31
  HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:0
DMI 2.3 present.
ACPI: RSDP (v000 PTLTD                                 ) @ 0x000f6c90
ACPI: RSDT (v001 PTLTD    RSDT   0x06040000  LTP 0x00000000) @ 0x1bf75548
ACPI: FADT (v001 ATI    Salmon   0x06040000 ATI  0x000f4240) @ 0x1bf7bf64
ACPI: BOOT (v001 PTLTD  $SBFTBL$ 0x06040000  LTP 0x00000001) @ 0x1bf7bfd8
ACPI: DSDT (v001    ATI MS2_1535 0x06040000 MSFT 0x0100000e) @ 0x00000000
Allocating PCI resources starting at 30000000 (gap: 2c000000:d3f80000)
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda3
Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- you can enable it with "lapic"
mapped APIC to ffffd000 (01432000)
Initializing CPU#0
PID hash table entries: 2048 (order: 11, 32768 bytes)
Detected 2658.801 MHz processor.
Using tsc for high-res timesource
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Memory: 448136k/458176k available (3388k kernel code, 9576k reserved, 990k data, 228k init, 0k highmem)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 5329.79 BogoMIPS (lpj=10659597)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
CPU: After generic identify, caps: bfebf9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000400 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps: bfebf9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000400 00000000 00000000
CPU: Trace cache: 12K uops, L1 D cache: 8K
CPU: L2 cache: 512K
CPU: Hyper-Threading is disabled
CPU: After all inits, caps: bfebf9ff 00000000 00000000 00000080 00000400 00000000 00000000
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU0: Intel P4/Xeon Extended MCE MSRs (12) available
CPU0: Thermal monitoring enabled
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
ACPI: setting ELCR to 0200 (from 0420)
CPU0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz stepping 07
SMP motherboard not detected.
Local APIC not detected. Using dummy APIC emulation.
Brought up 1 CPUs
NET: Registered protocol family 16
ACPI: bus type pci registered
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd89b, last bus=2
PCI: Using configuration type 1
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20050902
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI quirk: region 8000-803f claimed by ali7101 ACPI
PCI quirk: region 8040-805f claimed by ali7101 SMB
Boot video device is 0000:01:05.0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.AGPB._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK0] (IRQs 7 10) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK1] (IRQs 7 *10)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK2] (IRQs 7 *10)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK3] (IRQs 7 *10)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK4] (IRQs 7 10) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK5] (IRQs 7 *11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK6] (IRQs 7 10) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK7] (IRQs *5)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK8] (IRQs 7 10) *0, disabled.
ACPI: Embedded Controller [EC0] (gpe 24)
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
pnp: PnP ACPI init
pnp: PnP ACPI: found 13 devices
SCSI subsystem initialized
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
PCI: If a device doesn't work, try "pci=routeirq".  If it helps, post a report
NET: Registered protocol family 23
Bluetooth: Core ver 2.8
NET: Registered protocol family 31
Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
pnp: 00:06: ioport range 0x40b-0x40b has been reserved
pnp: 00:06: ioport range 0x480-0x48f has been reserved
pnp: 00:06: ioport range 0x4d0-0x4d1 has been reserved
pnp: 00:06: ioport range 0x4d6-0x4d6 has been reserved
pnp: 00:06: ioport range 0x8000-0x807f could not be reserved
PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:01.0
  IO window: 9000-9fff
  MEM window: d0300000-d03fffff
  PREFETCH window: d8000000-dfffffff
PCI: Bus 2, cardbus bridge: 0000:00:0a.0
  IO window: 00001800-000018ff
  IO window: 00001c00-00001cff
  PREFETCH window: 30000000-31ffffff
  MEM window: 32000000-33ffffff
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:0a.0 (0000 -> 0003)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK5] enabled at IRQ 11
PCI: setting IRQ 11 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0a.0[A] -> Link [LNK5] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
Simple Boot Flag at 0x37 set to 0x1
Machine check exception polling timer started.
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
audit(1145112088.080:1): initialized
Installing knfsd (copyright (C) 1996
Initializing Cryptographic API
io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler anticipatory registered
io scheduler deadline registered
io scheduler cfq registered
Activating ISA DMA hang workarounds.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK0] enabled at IRQ 10
PCI: setting IRQ 10 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:05.0[A] -> Link [LNK0] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
radeonfb: Retreived PLL infos from BIOS
radeonfb: Reference=14.32 MHz (RefDiv=31) Memory=183.00 Mhz, System=133.00 MHz
radeonfb: PLL min 12000 max 35000
Non-DDC laptop panel detected
radeonfb: Monitor 1 type LCD found
radeonfb: Monitor 2 type no found
radeonfb: panel ID string: QDI141X1LH03
radeonfb: detected LVDS panel size from BIOS: 1024x768
radeondb: BIOS provided dividers will be used
radeonfb: Dynamic Clock Power Management enabled
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
radeonfb (0000:01:05.0): ATI Radeon C7
vga16fb: initializing
vga16fb: mapped to 0xc00a0000
fb1: VGA16 VGA frame buffer device
ACPI: AC Adapter [ACAD] (on-line)
ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT1] (battery absent)
ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
ACPI: Power Button (CM) [PWRB]
ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
ACPI: Video Device [VGA] (multi-head: yes  rom: no  post: no)
ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2])
ACPI: Thermal Zone [THRM] (47 C)
lp: driver loaded but no devices found
Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
[drm] Initialized drm 1.0.0 20040925
PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:KBC0,PNP0f13:MSE0] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
serial8250: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:08.0 (0000 -> 0003)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK6] enabled at IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:08.0[A] -> Link [LNK6] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
0000:00:08.0: ttyS0 at I/O 0x1428 (irq = 10) is a 8250
0000:00:08.0: ttyS2 at I/O 0x1440 (irq = 10) is a 8250
0000:00:08.0: ttyS3 at I/O 0x1450 (irq = 10) is a 8250
Couldn't register serial port 0000:00:08.0: -28
parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7 [PCSPP(,...)]
lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
natsemi dp8381x driver, version 1.07+LK1.0.17, Sep 27, 2002
  originally by Donald Becker <>
  2.4.x kernel port by Jeff Garzik, Tjeerd Mulder
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK1] enabled at IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:12.0[A] -> Link [LNK1] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
natsemi eth0: NatSemi DP8381[56] at 0xd0008000 (0000:00:12.0), 00:0b:cd:8a:5e:10, IRQ 10, port TP.
Linux video capture interface: v1.00
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: IC25N040ATCS04-0, ATA DISK drive
Probing IDE interface ide1...
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 78140160 sectors (40007 MB) w/1768KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63
hda: cache flushes not supported
 hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
libata version 1.20 loaded.
ohci1394: $Rev: 1313 $ Ben Collins <>
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:0c.0 (0010 -> 0012)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK2] enabled at IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0c.0[A] -> Link [LNK2] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.1 (PCI): IRQ=[10]  MMIO=[d0003800-d0003fff]  Max Packet=[2048]
ieee1394: raw1394: /dev/raw1394 device initialized
usbmon: debugfs is not available
usbcore: registered new driver usblp
drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: v0.13: USB Printer Device Class driver
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.6:USB HID core driver
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
Creative EMU10K1 PCI Audio Driver, version 0.20a, 15:57:37 Apr 12 2006
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.10rc3 (Mon Nov 07 13:30:21 2005 UTC).
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:06.0 (0005 -> 0007)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK7] enabled at IRQ 5
PCI: setting IRQ 5 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:06.0[A] -> Link [LNK7] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input0
Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 5.8, id: 0x2348b3, caps: 0x904713/0x10008
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /class/input/input1
AC'97 1 does not respond - RESET
AC'97 1 access is not valid [0xffffffff], removing mixer.
ali mixer 1 creating error.
ALSA device list:
  #0: ALI 5451 at 0x1000, irq 5
oprofile: using timer interrupt.
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP route cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
TCP established hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 196608 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 196608 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 16384)
TCP reno registered
TCP bic registered
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
Using IPI Shortcut mode
EXT3-fs: INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem.
EXT3-fs: write access will be enabled during recovery.
ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023]  GUID[000bcd71a08a6b94]
EXT3-fs: recovery complete.
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 228k freed
cdrom: open failed.
Adding 1269124k swap on /dev/hda2.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:1269124k
EXT3 FS on hda3, internal journal
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:0b.2 (0010 -> 0012)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0b.2[C] -> Link [LNK5] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
PCI: Via IRQ fixup for 0000:00:0b.2, from 255 to 11
ehci_hcd 0000:00:0b.2: EHCI Host Controller
ehci_hcd 0000:00:0b.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
ehci_hcd 0000:00:0b.2: irq 11, io mem 0xd0003000
ehci_hcd 0000:00:0b.2: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 0.95, driver 10 Dec 2004
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 4 ports detected
ohci_hcd: 2005 April 22 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver (PCI)
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.3
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0b.0[A] -> Link [LNK2] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
uhci_hcd 0000:00:0b.0: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:0b.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
uhci_hcd 0000:00:0b.0: irq 10, io base 0x00002000
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK3] enabled at IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0b.1[B] -> Link [LNK3] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
uhci_hcd 0000:00:0b.1: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:0b.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
uhci_hcd 0000:00:0b.1: irq 10, io base 0x00002020
hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ndiswrapper version 1.2 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=yes)
cdrom: open failed.
usb 3-2: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
input: Microsoft Microsoft 3-Button Mouse with IntelliEye(TM) as /class/input/input2
input: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Microsoft Microsoft 3-Button Mouse with IntelliEye(TM)] on usb-0000:00:0b.1-2
eth0: DSPCFG accepted after 0 usec.
eth0: link up.
eth0: Setting full-duplex based on negotiated link capability.
eth0: remaining active for wake-on-lan
eth0: DSPCFG accepted after 0 usec.
eth0: link up.
eth0: Setting full-duplex based on negotiated link capability.

roxxor_laptop roxxor # cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT1/info
present:                 yes
design capacity:         4400 mAh
last full capacity:      1760 mAh
battery technology:      rechargeable
design voltage:          14800 mV
design capacity warning: 300 mAh
design capacity low:     200 mAh
capacity granularity 1:  32 mAh
capacity granularity 2:  32 mAh
model number:            02KT
serial number:           189
battery type:            LION
OEM info:                DYNAPACK

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