Hi. I'm not able to use the KDE battery monitor applet. There seems to be some confusion in Yoper about ACPI. I'm running yoper 2.1 on a Dell Inspiron.
When I try to enable the applet in the "laptop battery" section of the KDE control center, I see a message about ACPI only being partially enabled and that I need to recompile the kernel with at least battery and ac options.
I saw another post (probably addressing an older version) that recommended typing:
These did not produce any errors and when I went back to KDE control center, I could now access the options under laptop battery. However, the applet still does not appear.
Here are some ACPI lines in dmesg:
Dell Inspiron with broken BIOS detected. Refusing to enable the local APIC.
ACPI: RSDP (v000 DELL ) @ 0x000f41a0
ACPI: RSDT (v001 DELL CPi R 0x27d10705 ASL 0x00000061) @ 0x0fff0000
ACPI: FADT (v001 DELL CPi R 0x27d10705 ASL 0x00000061) @ 0x0fff0400
ACPI: DSDT (v001 INT430 SYSFexxx 0x00001001 MSFT 0x0100000d) @ 0x00000000
ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x808
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
ACPI: IRQ9 SCI: Edge set to Level Trigger.
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (00:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 *11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 *5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 *11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.AGP_._PRT]
ACPI: Power Resource [PADA] (on)
There are more lines similar to above having to do with PCI interrupts.
I've installed a couple other distros (ubuntu, mandrake, mepis) that have no problem running that battery applet.