Power management (battery recognition). And other issues...


My worse problem now is that my system won’t re-charge my battery. I’m typing here only with the AC adapter plugged in. Every time that I disconnected my notebook to go from one place to another the battery discharged. Suddenly, the notebook went off and wouldn’t turn on again. Than, I took the battery off of it and it went on. Now I put the battery back again and it works if the AC adapter cable is plugged in, but the icon on my task bar shows an empty battery with a red exes and a pop up, “AC adapter: plugged in”, when I hover my mouse pointer over it.

The system also says that it does not recognize my fans and webcam. I’m enjoying my experience in Linux, openSUSE was may choice and will stay and overcame these troubles I’m facing. I’m going through the documentation. The English version is much better than the counterpart in my mother language, and deal with computers in English, OS, applications, everything. Just saying that to explain that read a lot content is a slower process to me than to native speaker.[/p]

So, who can help me with it?

Notebook LG R490-5400

Power management
AC adapter: 65W
Batterry: 6 Cells
Model 3UR18650-2-T0593
11.1 V (11.1 V) == 5.2 Ahr (5.2 A/h) 58 Whr
Stores between:
0ºC to 60ºC / 32ºF to 140ºF

OS: Linux 3.7.10-1.4-desktop | openSUSE 12.3 (Datmouth) (x86_64) | KDE 4.10.2 “release 1”
Chipset: Mobile Intel® HM55
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5 - 450M (2,40GHz, Cache 3MB)
GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® G310M (512MB)
Screen: LCD 14" HD(1366x768) Fine Bright. LED
RAM: 4GB DDR3 (1066MHz), exp. to 8GB
HD (GB): 640GB 5400RPM SATA - TOSHIBA MK6465GSX (GJ003A)
Weigh (kg com bateria): 2,33
Conectivity: WebCam 1.3Mp, WiFi B/G/N, Bluetooth
Webcam: embeded, 1.3 Mega Pixel
Audio: Speaker/stereo (1,5W/ch), SRS WOW HD, SRS TruSurround HD, 24bit High Definition
Optic driver: DVD Super Multi Dual Layer (DVD-R/RW,+R/RW, RAM)
Memory card reader: 5 in 1 (xD/SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)
Slot de expansão: Express Card/34
Wireless: Realtek Wireless LAN 802.11n (B/G/N)
Antenna: Dual Hexa-band
LAN: Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet
Bluetooth: yes (2.1+ EDR)
Modem: no
USB: 3 USB 2.0 (1 combo e-SATA)
RJ-45: yes
RJ-11: no
e-SATA: yes
HDMI: yes

If you note any misspelling or syntactic error feel free to correct me. I’ll be glad.

Thank you,

I would think that this is a hardware issue rather than software issue. Then again,I might be wrong

I just migrated to Linux. It never happened before. The system doesn’t recognize some elements of my notebook.

I’m trying to solve it.



It was a piece of hardware called newcomer. My notebook was set to work only on battery power. I don’t know why. I found out by typing power management in the run command box. It launched a panel where I could change these settings.

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