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SubjectRe: Dell Insprion Battery Level
On Mon, 17 Feb 2003, Rus Foster wrote:

> Hi,
> Sorry if this is the wrong place. I'm trying to work out if there is
> anyway to get power levels out of the battery. I've enabled Dell Laptop
> support and ACPI but can't find anything. Is there a userspace tool I need
> to install at all?

I've used a couple of Dells, Lattitudes and Inspirons, and using APM
rather than ACPI worked, the apm command gave me battery status and IIRC
"apm -s" worked to put the Lattitude to sleep.

Don't know if this will work for you or is all you need, it met my humble

Note: this was with a 2.4 kernel, I don't recall if I tested the 2.5 for
this particular ability.

bill davidsen <>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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