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    Question Battery Monitor Malfunction

    I installed openSUSE today on my Acer Aspire 5745 laptop. It is setup to dualboot between Win7 Ultimate 64 bit and openSUSE 11.3. in Win7, I can see the battery charge level just fine, but in openSUSE it is coming up as always plugged in, even when running on the battery, and at 0% charge, so I can't monitor what my power level is.

    I am running KDE 4.4.

    How can I fix this?

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    Default Re: Battery Monitor Malfunction

    Did you already post a question on this - it seems familiar.

    Personally the first thing I would try is creating a new user account and login with it (this is just to test to see if it is the same there).
    We can delete the account after.
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    No, I have not posted a question on here before. And I did the new user thing. Still shows up as 0%, and plugged in even when running on battery.

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    Default Re: Battery Monitor Malfunction

    Sorry
    This was the thread I was thinking of
    toshiba L600 battery/AC not recognized by 11.3

    I don't know an answer. But if it were me I would first try Gnome, which means you need to install it. If you go to Yast > Software Management > view by Patterns
    And check to install Gnome Desktop and Base Patterns
    Once done. Make sure you disable auto login (if your computer just boots straight to the desktop without a login screen) you need to do this:
    Disable Auto-Login

    Then reboot and at the login screen select Gnome from here:
    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_hOiUsWwC6VQ/TC...ssion.type.png


    Login and see if it's any better in Gnome

    EDIT: You need to accept the deletion of kde-pure to install gnome
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    I did it on Gnome, and it's the same issue, telling me the battery is fully charged, and plugged in even when running on battery power. I don't know what else to do, as this is the first time I've ever installed Linux of any sort on a desktop.

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    You could try the acpi command in a terminal, for monitoring. This should give you everything, but depends on having /proc/acpi populated:
    Code:
    acpi -V
    There are other options to get individual settings. To see options, try acpi -h

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    Quote Originally Posted by consused View Post
    You could try the acpi command in a terminal, for monitoring. This should give you everything, but depends on having /proc/acpi populated:
    Code:
    acpi -V
    There are other options to get individual settings.
    This is the output of acpi -V. Still looks wrong to me.

    Code:
     
    alan@ArisenPhoenix:~> acpi -V
         Thermal 1: ok, 40.0 degrees C
      AC Adapter 1: on-line
    alan@ArisenPhoenix:~>

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    Indeed. This is mine, plugged in:
    acpi -V

    Code:
         Battery 1: charged, 98%
         Thermal 1: ok, 43.0 degrees C
      AC Adapter 1: on-line
    and unplugged:
    Code:
         Battery 1: discharging, 98%, 04:09:47 remaining
         Thermal 1: ok, 42.0 degrees C
      AC Adapter 1: off-line
    Sorry I don't have fix right now.

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    Can I assume you checked the system logs for any problem messages?

    /var/log/boot.msg
    /var/log/messages (needs root to access)

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    Default Re: Battery Monitor Malfunction

    Possibly a BIOS update might help
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