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Thread: KDE battery monitor issue Acer Aspire One 532h

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    Default KDE battery monitor issue Acer Aspire One 532h

    Hi guys, I'd like to start off by thanking you guys, I've spent the past few days on here and google lurking trying to fix my skype mic problem, and today I was able to fix it by tinkering! Very happy about that, and now on to fix less important but still annoying bugs.

    I'm using KDE, and didn't have any problems at first using the cable without the battery. Once I put in a charged battery it will display the correct percent, but jump randomly sometimes to 1%, notify me with a critical ding that I should save and shut down.
    What I did for now was shut off hibernation at 1%, and disable locking after hibernation so it wouldn't be nearly so annoying.
    I'm not extremely familiar with terminal commands, but I'm learning as I go, please work with me to let me know what information I would need to provide you guys with commands or files.

    p.s I have a windows 7 starter partition, but from what I've read windows 7 hates bios upgrades and I would rather not risk this netbook, i need it for school. I know bios upgrades have worked for people with acers but I want to try everything else, and leave the bios as a very last resort.

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    Default Re: KDE battery monitor issue Acer Aspire One 532h

    I'm going to point you at this thread. In particular, consused located a bug report on this:

    https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16218

    The solution DOES involve a BIOS update:

    BIOS 1.18 from acer solves this issue. I'm running with 2.6.35 without
    timelinex.patch

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    Default Re: KDE battery monitor issue Acer Aspire One 532h

    thanks for the quick reply!
    from what I see, an upgrade to 1.15/1.18 will solve the issue, but I have 1.21 and will be upgrading to the newest (1.25) most likely tonight through my windows 7 partition. Will let you know how it goes!

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    Just flashed the bios through win 7, easy as pie and so far no problems! excellent, thank you for the link and help, it's very much appreciated!

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    I forgot to add one thing, during boot up my screen shows "udevd-work[3771] ressize 16384 too short" many times before booting up, and the temperature reading for my processor is really weird. My comp got pretty warm on inefficient windows where my reading showed up right now 141.8 F, where under the heaviest visual effects and stress test linus stays at a cool 113 F. Not sure if these things are related, I can't find anything on google..

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    Default Re: KDE battery monitor issue Acer Aspire One 532h

    Nevermind with the boot command line, unplug ipod and problem solved *sheepish grin*
    the temperature settled down a little, but still runs warmer than it used to at 131F, not sure why.
    Thanks again for the help, problems are solved!

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    Default Re: KDE battery monitor issue Acer Aspire One 532h

    You might find more if you google 'udevd too short' (and similar). I'm not sure how to track down the cause of these messages, but it might be worth starting a new thread for this. You can always upload /var/log/boot.msg to SUSE Paste and post only the link to it in your post. Good luck.

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