Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64079
apm doesn't report battery charge level on Dell C810
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:19 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)
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start the computer
2.type apm -v
Actual Results: only reports the machine is offline, but not battery level
The battery level doesn't show on Redhat 7.2 either.
Upgrading to BIOS level A07 clears this problem. I now get proper battery reports.
Since it was a BIOS (and not Linux) problem, I'm closing this as NOTABUG