Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 232273
Battery-Status not updating on HP compaq nx6325
Last modified: 2008-04-04 03:20:18 EDT
Description of problem:
Battery and AC status on HP-compaq nx6325 not working.
Although bad state problem (bug 229589) is fixed in recent update, the AC and
battery status either does not update from start or stops updating after
plugging ac in.
These problems seem to be fixed in kernel 2.6.21 (according to reports on the
gentoo-wiki) so there must exist patches in the kernel bugzilla which should
Perhaps related with this are some APIC errors (see dmesg) but disabling apic
Buy a recent HP Compaq notebook and check. :-)
Created attachment 150067 [details]
dmesg output with apic errors
Please test 2.6.20-1.2925.fc6
Does not work unfortunately :-(
still the same problem
It seems that acpi hangs somehow.
at least button and battery module cannot be unloaded.
thermal polling frequency is not set. Is that standart?
Does booting with the kernel option "acpi_serialize" help?
No, using this option the kernel hangs during init even before udev and so on is
Can you look in /proc/acpi/battery/BATx/state when the status
is not updating? This is the kernel's view of what is happening.
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This bug does not appear any more since Fedora 7 due to the new kernel. I have
at the moment not the ability to check it with older versions but if they lso
have kernel>=2.6.22 it should work without any problems.