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Bug 64079 - apm doesn't report battery charge level on Dell C810
apm doesn't report battery charge level on Dell C810
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: apmd (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: wdovlrrw
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-04-25 02:08 EDT by Brian G. Anderson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-01 23:56:00 EDT
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Description Brian G. Anderson 2002-04-25 02:08:07 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have a Dell lattitude c810 with Bios leve A05.  The command 'apm -v' doesn't
report a battery level either when the machine is on battery or when its
charging.  The command 'apm -s' yeilds:

APM BIOS 1.2 (kernel driver 1.16)
AC off-line

I can use the Fn+F3 (BIOS Battery Viewer) to see the level.

Also when the battery does get low, the machine does show low battery level
messages, but the level says some thing -1 minutes.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start the computer
2.type apm -v

Actual Results:  only reports the machine is offline, but not battery level

Additional info:

The battery level doesn't show on Redhat 7.2 either.
Comment 1 Brian G. Anderson 2002-05-01 23:55:56 EDT
Upgrading to BIOS level A07 clears this problem.  I now get proper battery reports.
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-05-06 11:04:43 EDT
Since it was a BIOS (and not Linux) problem, I'm closing this as NOTABUG

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