Bug 449332 - Battery can not be detected on dell d620 laptop
Battery can not be detected on dell d620 laptop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-06-02 04:39 EDT by Nikos Charonitakis
Modified: 2009-07-14 11:49 EDT (History)
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Description Nikos Charonitakis 2008-06-02 04:39:18 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

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Comment 1 Patrice Dumas 2008-10-11 10:39:04 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Nikos Charonitakis 2008-10-11 11:30:22 EDT
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
Comment 3 Patrice Dumas 2008-10-11 13:58:10 EDT
Then this is likely to be a lower level issue. Resetting component 
to the kernel.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 21:21:05 EDT
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