Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 449332
Battery can not be detected on dell d620 laptop
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:49:33 EDT
Description of problem:
Battery icon is missing from top panel. Power manager thinks that laptop is on
ac power. No sign that is a battery connected. Actually there is a battery and
it works for nearly a hour if laptop is disconnected from ac power.
i tried to see what acpitool reports about battery and it also reports nothing...
This battery is about 2 years old and can hold about 30% of the power initially
designed to hold.
This problem appeared today, when i first installed fedora 9 the battery was
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Is it still true? I may recalling things wrongly, but at some point only
the new acpi interface was in kernel, now both are there. So maybe it
works now. Also acpitool in rawhide should work with both interfaces.
yes is still true with fedora 10 Beta.
Maybe battery is broken -it still holds for an hour or little more- but i think it should be detected
laptop is dell d620
Then this is likely to be a lower level issue. Resetting component
to the kernel.
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