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SubjectRe: Dell Inspiron i8100 with 2 batteries [Solved!]
Marc Lehmann suggested downgrading to Dell's A7 bios and it fixed this problem
(along with some minor stuff with the i8k fan/temperature control stuff.
(Fans no longer go through speed 2 to get to speed 1). I am also hoping that
it will result in better clock accuracy (I read some posting about this), but
my experiments with this aren't complete.

David Woodhouse:
> said:
> > I've got the same laptop with one battery, but I'm using ACPI. None
> > of the current user-space utilities parse this stuff particularly well
> > (the filenames in /proc/acpi have changed), but the data all look
> > reasonable.
> Those data also come straight from the BIOS. The ACPI code on those laptops
> is all just traps into the SMM BIOS. I'd guess it's running exactly the
> same code inside.
> --
> dwmw2
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