[PlanetCCRMA] Battery status and ACPI + Nvidia stuff

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue May 6 10:10:01 2003

> This is on a Dell i8100, there quite common so I'l report my experieces.
> After upgrading to the ACPI kernel the battery monitor applet thingy in
> the gnome bar at the bottom stopped working, it was spewwing errors into
> /var/log/messages:
> Apr 14 12:19:13 dumuzi kernel:     ACPI-0207: *** Warning: Buffer created
> with zero length in AML
> Apr 14 12:19:13 dumuzi kernel:         -0091: *** Error: ut_allocate:
> Attempt to allocate zero bytes
> Also the BIOS's battery level screen doesn't seem to be accessible anymore.
> I'l try rebooting with the acpi=off option. I seem to be running an SMP
> kernel for some reason, could that be relevant?

You should try to install the acpid package (and set it up to run on
boot with chkconfig)...

-- Fernando