battery state

Dominic Fandrey kamikaze at
Wed Aug 15 09:40:28 UTC 2012

On 15/08/2012 11:16, Niclas Zeising wrote:
> On 2012-08-15 11:07, Andreas Nilsson wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 10:45 AM, Dominic Fandrey <kamikaze at>wrote:
>>> On 15/08/2012 10:40, Andreas Nilsson wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 10:36 AM, Dominic Fandrey <kamikaze at
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> For a while now "acpiconf -i0" always shows the battery state that
>>>>> was correct when booting the system. It's never updated.
>>>> It wont solve the problem, but does the sysctl hw.acpi.battery.time update
>>>> correctly?
>>> Thanks for the fast reply, right now it shows -1 (the system was plugged
>>> in during boot).
>>> I just unplugged it and it still shows -1:
>>>> sysctl hw.acpi.battery
>>> 99
>>> hw.acpi.battery.time: -1
>>> hw.acpi.battery.state: 0
>>> hw.acpi.battery.units: 2
>>> hw.acpi.battery.info_expire: 5
>> Sounds like there is some acpi-problem then. On my thinkpad it takes maybe
>> five seconds for it to go from -1 to an estimate. Also
>> hw.acpi.battery.state=0 for me equals "AC plugged in and battery full".
> Just a short "aol".  I'm seeing the same issue, also on a HP laptop, a
> HP 6910p with a Core2Duo 2.0GHz processor (can't remember the exact
> model).  It has been this way for as long as I can remember (at least a
> year), but I haven't checked into the matter more closely.

There was a time when this actually worked for me. I should have
reacted instantly when the problem came up, but I had a race car
to build ... FSAE.

>  Are you
> running the latest current?  I haven't updated in a while, so perhaps
> the issue has been resolved...

Nay, I stick to the RELENG_ branches. I'll switch to RELENG_10
shortly before a 10.0 release.


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