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Re: Battery status not correctly seen - how to fix?

On 10/08/2004 11:51 AM, Kevin B. McCarty wrote:
> Hi all,
> Since recently, I have been having a problem with battery monitoring on
> my iBook (white, dual USB).  It fails to detect that the battery is full
> - in fact, it thinks the battery is empty, so wants to shut down if the
> power cord is not plugged in!  This appears to be a fairly low-level
> problem, since "cat /proc/apm" outputs a line ending with "1% -1 min".

A little more info about this:  the battery level seen just dropped from
99% to 0% while running on battery, causing a shutdown before I could
plug in the power cable.  The result of "cat /proc/apm" is currently

0.5 1.1 0x00 0x01 0x03 0x08 0% -1 min

Kevin B. McCarty <kmccarty@princeton.edu>   Physics Department
WWW: http://www.princeton.edu/~kmccarty/    Princeton University
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