Unable to get APM working -- help! [no acpi_cmbat entries]
doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Sun Dec 26 18:29:33 PST 2004
On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 02:47, security at revolutionsp.com wrote:
> Just a quick add, my dmesg doesn't show acpi_cmbat entries. You probably
> confused my dmesg with yours (from the dmesg mail I sent you)
Err, I said you didn't have any cmbat entries.. My point was that the lack of
those entries is probably a hint as to why you can't see any battery info.
As you suggest, try posting on freebsd-acpi about it.
> >> On Sun, 26 Dec 2004 15:26, security at revolutionsp.com wrote:
> >>> I'll try it out; meanwhile, I've discovered the sysctl to change this
> >>> manually. I've checked it works by trying to compile something at the
> >>> lowest CPU clock speed. It was slow to hell :-)
> >> That's probably clock throttling which is different..
> > Yes, the sysctl included "throttle". As I said, I'm new to the laptop
> > world.. Is the power saving difference a lot if I just throttle the
> > clock, instead of using enhanced speed step?
> >> [Enhanced] Speed Step reduces the clock speed and the CPU core voltage..
> >> clock
> >> throttling just idles the CPU for a certain proportion of the time. If
> >> you
> >> want slow try forcing them both to the slowest speed.. Pentium-M 75Mhz
> >> :)
> >> :
> >>> > Any chance there is a new BIOS available for that system?
> >>> A quick googling session brought up nothing.
> >> How about say, checking the makers web site?
> > I also did, nothing :-P
> >>> > No.. If I try and look at a non existent battery slot it says 'device
> >>> not
> >>> > configured' so maybe it thinks you have no batteries for some strange
> >>> > reason.
> >>> I've installed klaptop and it shows battery as -1 and 'not charging'
> >>> acpiconf -i[0-9] didn't do any good either :/
> >> Without ACPI support being able to read your battery status no userland
> >> program will work.
> >> Your dmesg shows acpi_cmbat entries, ie
> >> acpi_cmbat0: <Control Method Battery> on acpi0
> >> acpi_cmbat1: <Control Method Battery> on acpi0
> >> which I think is pretty fundamental to being able to read battery status
> >> ;)
> > Yesterday I googled a bit for my laptop name+linux and I found a post
> > from a guy who had the same exact problem under Linux. He had /proc/acpi
> > but no /proc/acpi/battery.
> > I know battery status can be seen, as the laptop shipped with win XP
> > home, which I promptly got rid of, but I installed a game there to see
> > how many FPS I'd get playing with the laptop. So I still messed around
> > with it (windows) for around 35 minutes, and could see the little battery
> > icon discharging.
> > If the acpi_cmbat0/1 shows up on dmesg, what could be wrong? Perhaps this
> > ACPI implementation is a bit weird and I should send a copy of my asl to
> > freebsd-acpi ?
> >> --
> >> Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
"The nice thing about standards is that there
are so many of them to choose from."
-- Andrew Tanenbaum
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