Bug 86328 - apmd does not work on HP ZE4220
Summary: apmd does not work on HP ZE4220
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-19 20:50 UTC by Shaun Carter
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2003-03-24 02:38:38 UTC

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output of dmesg after boot (8.32 KB, text/plain)
2003-03-21 00:12 UTC, Shaun Carter
no flags Details

Description Shaun Carter 2003-03-19 20:50:46 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030206

Description of problem:
Both battery monitors (KDE & Gnome) are not working.  KLaptop reports

Your computer doesn't have the Linux APM (Advanced Power Management) or ACPI
software installed, or doesn't have the APM kernel drivers installed - check out
the Linux Laptop-HOWTO document for information on how to install APM.

rpm -q apmd
rpm -qa|grep kernel

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install Phoebe with any kernel
2. boot up

Actual Results:  battery monitor does not show current charge and says apmd is
not installed.

Expected Results:  battery monitor should show current charge and recognize apmd

Additional info:

HP Pavilion ZE4220

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-03-20 21:44:05 UTC
If it can't read the battery status at all, that's a kernel or BIOS bug. What's
the output of 'dmesg' when booting?

Comment 2 Shaun Carter 2003-03-21 00:09:54 UTC
dmesg during boot?  I can get you the output of dmesg _after_ boot, is that what
you're requesting.  

Sorry if I got the wrong component here, I figured snice KLaptop was saying apmd
wasn't even installed that it may land here.

I have also  upgrade to kernel-2.4.20-2.54.  No change.

Attached  below is the dmesg output _after_ boot.

Comment 3 Shaun Carter 2003-03-21 00:12:55 UTC
Created attachment 90682 [details]
output of dmesg after boot

Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2003-03-21 12:50:00 UTC
from the log:
apm: BIOS not found.

so there's no way to show apm battery status, your bios doesn't support it.

Comment 5 Shaun Carter 2003-03-21 14:00:48 UTC
well that would do it, didn't notice that earlier, sorry.  I'll reflash as soon
as I can get a hold of a USB floppy or figure out how to get the bios bootable
diskette burned to CD.

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