kamikaze at bsdforen.de
Thu Aug 16 08:24:55 UTC 2012
On 16/08/2012 07:39, Ian Smith wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Aug 2012 11:40:26 +0200, Dominic Fandrey wrote:
> I found your correspondence here last December about that, "Re: battery
> display broken". Looks like it's still the same problem, you were on
> 9-stable then too. When did it used to work?
Hmm, I switched to RELENG_9 shortly before the 9.0 release. It had
worked then, or I'd have PRed a regression.
It stopped working around the beginning of this FSAE season. Probably
between September and December.
> On either normal or verbose boot messages, are there any ACPI errors
> logged? This smells a bit like some of the Embedded Controller issues
> that were coming up late 2010, most resolved by some patches by avg at .
This is from the verbose dmesg:
# dmesg | grep -i bat
battery0: <ACPI Control Method Battery> on acpi0
battery1: <ACPI Control Method Battery> on acpi0
battery0: battery initialization start
battery1: battery initialization start
battery0: battery initialization done, tried 1 times
battery1: battery initialization failed, giving up
Looks right to me. Greping for acpi or fail doesn't yield anything
There is a bunch of errors during shutdown, I have a dmesg with verbose
boot, shutdown and normal boot prepared, for whoever wants to look at it.
> Someone then worked around some EC issue using debug.acpi.ec.polled mode
> rather than relying on notifications, I vaguely recall. You said then
> you run only one battery, so hw.acpi.battery.units is also still wrong?
Yes, it's wrong. There is an option to swap out the optical drive for a
battery, I think. But I still have my optical drive.
> > > 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.
> If there's any indication of ACPI errors on boot (or later) this would
> be worthy of a PR, especially as you're not alone in this, on HP gear.
> I suppose you've checked HP for any more recent BIOS &/or EC updates?
The bios version reported by dmidecode matches the latest download
Version: 68DDU Ver. F.15
Release Date: 01/15/2009
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