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SubjectRe: APM battery status
Hi,

First of all thanks for your answer.

I have solved my "always 100%" problem by changing my
bios setup: I have change the default to "maximum power saving"
and the % works again. I still do not understand why the default
stop working ...

About the PS/2 touch pad and apm :

When the machine is AC off-line and I use an X-apm utility, after some times,
the mouse become a little bit crazy: the click effect is 1 cm up that
it should be. I can stop this by suspend and resume or living X
and come back. Note that this happen with or without gpm running.
I be come "sure" that some apm utility is the cause
of the problem when I used xbatstat : the bad click effect become
exactly when I start this apm utility (and if I suspend and resume
without killing xbatstat then the click effect become more crazy).
IMVHO, these utilities ask the battery status very often (xbatstat very
very often, I thing: I am not able to read the source) and this
give raise to a conflict with the PS/2 touch pad (I have see in
dejanews some messages about conflict between ppp (via the serial
port) and the apm)
More info:
interupt: 12: 8810 XT-PIC PS/2 Mouse
/proc/misc : 134 apm / 1 psaux
ls -l /dev/apm_bios /dev/psaux :
crw------- 1 root root 10, 134 jan 9 16:04 /dev/apm_bios
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 10, 1 mar 31 18:30 /dev/psaux
The machine: Compaq presario 1234 (quite similar to the more
popular 1220 and 1240). The bios is a "Pheonix" version 1.2. Here
a cat /proc/apm :
1.9 1.2 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x01 60% -1 ? .

[offtopic] Note also that an apm -S give me the following message:
Mar 31 20:09:42 snoopy kernel: apm: standby: Unable to enter requested state
and apm -s do nothing (I can "suspend" with Fn F4 and the machine can
suspend when it have to do !).
Is this normal ?

Many Thanks again,
Olivier

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