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    Question TLP battery thresholds no longer working (ThinkPad/acpi_call)

    Hi all,

    I recently reinstalled openSUSE Tumbleweed after a snapshot I made wouldn't delete and ended up filling my / partition, leaving me with an unbootable system.

    Before, I had acpi_call installed in order for TLP to handle battery thresholds on my ThinkPad, and it worked flawlessly for several months. But after reinstalling my system, I followed all the same steps, including using the same repository to install acpi_call, and using the exact same battery thresholds in /etc/default/tlp, but when I run

    Code:
    sudo tlp setcharge BAT0
    I get

    Code:
    Error: ThinkPad battery features not available.
    So I tried

    Code:
    sudo tlp stat
    and the appropriate output was

    Code:
    +++ Suggestions
    * Install acpi-call kernel module for ThinkPad battery features
    So I decided to check whether acpi_call was on my system with mlocate and I found this

    Code:
    /usr/lib/modules-load.d/acpi_call.conf
    /usr/share/doc/packages/acpi_call
    /usr/share/doc/packages/acpi_call/README.md
    When I try manually loading acpi_call using modprobe, I get this

    Code:
    modprobe: FATAL: Module acpi_call not found in directory /lib/modules/4.15.6-1-default
    It's entirely possible that the module hasn't caught up to the kernel version, but since this never happened over the last few months, I'm a little concerned.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: TLP battery thresholds no longer working (ThinkPad/acpi_call)

    Do you have acpi_call installed?

    https://software.opensuse.org/package/acpi_call

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    Default Re: TLP battery thresholds no longer working (ThinkPad/acpi_call)

    OK, I feel kind of silly, but I just ran zypper dup. acpi_call was updated and battery thresholds work now. Sorry guys!

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    Default Re: TLP battery thresholds no longer working (ThinkPad/acpi_call)

    Quote Originally Posted by Eurottoman View Post
    OK, I feel kind of silly, but I just ran zypper dup. acpi_call was updated and battery thresholds work now. Sorry guys!
    No worries! I'm glad to read that it is working as expected again.

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