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SubjectRe: Dell Inspiron i8100 with 2 batteries
Thanks.  That did the trick.  I was beginning to suspect the A8+ bios I was
using and beginning to suspect that a downgrade was in order. But you gave me
the courage to try.


Marc Lehmann:
> On Fri, May 17, 2002 at 10:25:06AM -0400, John Ruttenberg <rutt@chezrutt.com> wrote:
> > I am using 2.4.18 and have a Dell I8100 with 2 batteries. If combined charge
>
> I also have this notebook, and the APM bios is rather broken. You might try
> downgrading your BIOS to A07 or so, that *could* help (it helped here).
>
> ACPI doesn't work stably on that machine (not here, at least), and doesn't
> seem to be desirable, as reading battery status freezes the machine for
> 0.2s ;)
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