Klaptopdaemon / Battery Monitor

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Apr 22 18:12:40 UTC 2008

Rick Knight wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Rick Knight wrote:
>>> Here's the actual content of the files in /proc/acpi/battery...
>>> root at rick-laptop:~# grep -r "" /proc/acpi/battery/*
>>> /proc/acpi/battery/C170/alarm:present:                 no
>>> /proc/acpi/battery/C170/state:present:                 no
>>> /proc/acpi/battery/C170/info:present:                 no
>>> /proc/acpi/battery/C171/alarm:alarm:                   unsupported
>> Ah-hah!  How many batteries do you actually have?  This claims there are
>> two, but one's missing.
>>> It looks like the battery has been detected.
>> "The battery" - your battery is C171 but this odd notification of C170
>> seems
>> to be causing problems.  I know I've seen something about this...
> I have just the one battery and there is NO second slot for an
> additional battery. Could C170 be the bios battery?

No, ACPI doesn't know about that.  It's definitely an ACPI error (actually
probably in the DSDT - and don't ask me what that stands for, I've long
since forgotten - in the BIOS.  A newer BIOS _could_ help.

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