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    Battery meter not working

    I have an Acer Travelmate laptop running Xandros 3 Deluxe edition. Sadly, the battery meter doesn't work at all. The Power Management modules in the Control Center says that ACPI is partially installed and I need to enable "Ac adapter" and "Control battery meter" and recompile the kernel.

    Now, what do I do next? I have downloaded the latest kernel from ( I have never upgraded the kernel)


    PS: The battery meter works fine with Windows. What's wrong in Linux?

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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    From memory this is the standard failure error in the acpi. You need to make a few scripts and files writeable by everyone, I think under /proc/acpi. There should be a helper application under the acpi configuration, it will ask for the root password and then make the necessary changes. Is it the Klaptop tool you're using? I think it used to be called Kacpi or something.

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