No battery found on HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook

On my new HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook openSuse 11.1 does not see my battery. Powerdevil does not see if system is on power or battery. Kpowermanager shows battery to be -1% full. How do I fix this? On my old Dell Latitude D505 it worked out of the box!

On Tue, 2009-01-27 at 07:56 +0000, rokkl wrote:
> On my new HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook openSuse 11.1 does not see my
> battery. Powerdevil does not see if system is on power or battery.
> Kpowermanager shows battery to be -1% full. How do I fix this? On my old
> Dell Latitude D505 it worked out of the box!
>
>

I have a 2530p sitting here… with 11.1 (was running KDE4), and I
got all of that working just fine.

I can help you troubleshoot.

You did turn OFF the bios option for running the fans while
plugged into AC didn’t you? If not, your whole acpi space
is TOAST.

Turning option “Fans always ON while plugged into AC” OFF has fixed all problems! Thanks a million!

On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 18:06 +0000, rokkl wrote:
> Turning option “Fans always ON while plugged into AC” OFF has fixed all
> problems! Thanks a million!

You are most welcome. It’s actually a VERY good laptop (if that
item is turned off). Almost everything works. Some bugginess
with the Intel driver and compositing, but that’s not a big
issue… ditto with multi-monitor support… works ok
sometimes, sometimes not.

I agree! I haven’t had any problem with compositing (I upgraded xorg packages to latest version from suse’s X11 repositories). Only thing that happens is cca 1 s picture distortion when kdm is starting. All in all X11/KDE4 combination looks and feels better and faster and more stable than on my desktop machine (with nVidias proprietary driver).

Try playing a 3D games and spinning the cube… or even playing a DVD with xv and doing something like that and see what happens. It doesn’t crash… just doesn’t look right.

Yes it is a good laptop.
Only the sound was not working out of the box with openSUSE 11.1.
The headphone plug was working but not the front speakers.
I had to run “#yast2 sound” and then Edit the card so as to modify the model option to the value “mobile”.

On Tue, 2009-02-03 at 03:46 +0000, tralalire wrote:
> Yes it is a good laptop.
> Only the sound was not working out of the box with openSUSE 11.1.
> The headphone plug was working but not the front speakers.
> I had to run “#yast2 sound” and then Edit the card so as to modify the
> model option to the value “mobile”.

I think I used the option “laptop” but probably synonymous.

Even so, sometimes things don’t work quite right and sound
shows busy… usually just have to restart things. All in all,
still an ok laptop.

Do you have your sound working ok now?

I typically try to help with sound problems, but not battery problems. Hence I ignored this thread as based on the “title”, I assumed it was for battery problems.

On Thu, 2009-02-05 at 12:26 +0000, oldcpu wrote:
> tralalire;1938067 Wrote:
> > Yes it is a good laptop.
> > Only the sound was not working out of the box with openSUSE 11.1.
> > The headphone plug was working but not the front speakers.
> > I had to run “#yast2 sound” and then Edit the card so as to modify the
> > model option to the value “mobile”.
>
> Do you have your sound working ok now?
>
> I typically try to help with sound problems, but not battery problems.
> Hence I ignored this thread as based on the “title”, I assumed it was
> for battery problems.
>
>

Should be working now… we both discovered the same thing… but
pulseaudio still needs some work IMHO. I don’t think that has anything
to do with the laptop.

Yes sound is working nicely on hp 2530p with the “mobile” option.
Sorry for hijacking this “battery problem” thread… it was just a way to add a useful comment for the 2530p owners.

Cheers. :wink:

I also have HP2530p. I am currently running ubuntu 8.10. Most things are working just fine after some minor tweaking (for example, the bios setting mentioned in this thread and the model=laptop fix for the sound problem).
But hibernate does not work for me. How is that working in OpenSuse 11.1? How about suspend? I am thinking about switching to OpenSuse.