[TriLUG] Linux laptop battery
M. Mueller (bhu5nji)
Sun, 3 Feb 2002 15:49:32 -0500
Can anyone help me determine if a laptop battery is dead?
1. Laptop runs no longer than 5 minutes without AC
2. cat /proc/apm gives this: 1.14 1.2 0x03 0x01 0xff 0x80 -1% -1 ?
3. apm -v gives this :
APM BIOS 1.2 (kernel driver 1.14)
AC on-line, no system battery
4. battery is installed
5. charging light goes out pretty quickly after being reinstalled
Is there anywhere to go to get the battery checked?
Is there a chance that I'll buy a new battery only to find out the laptop is
It's not a Mandrake 8.1 problem or an APM problem is it?