RE: ACPI battery readout impossible?
On 22-Jun-2001 Alex Suzuki wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I recently compiled my kernel with ACPI support enabled, and with
> APM disabled (since they can't coexist, am I wrong?), because
> APM wouldn't power off my laptop (Dell INSPIRON 4000, a fine
> machine btw) on shutdown. Well with ACPI the shutdown worked,
> but no battery readout was possible.
> I do have battery and AC information (capacity, charging/discharging)
> in /proc/power but I have no percentual or even absolute value of
> battery charge. Can this be achieved with ACPI? And yes,
> I have acpid running.
ACPI support is new and still changing. You are correct in believing that
either APM or ACPI is used.
If you have any programming skill, perhaps you can help make the ACPI support
for your hardware more robust. Check out the linux ACPI web pages for more