View Full Version : Battery not found - FC 5 on acer laptop

11th May 2006, 06:41 PM
Hi! I have installed FC5 on my acer extensa 3000 successfully.
Everything works fine but the battery panel. It always shows that I have no battery and would run on power supply. I read the troubleshooting in the Battery Charge Monitor Manual and it says that I should check the /proc/acpi/battery/BAT1/info.
I saw that I didn't have the folder acpi, so I checked for acpi-kind packages. I installed everything that could have sth. to do with acpi and now I have this folder.
But the folder battery/ is empty ?!

What should I install/configure/make/download to get this battery running?

btw.: I also googled a lot and have tried e.g. changing the grub entry to acpi=on. But that has no success...

16th May 2006, 12:15 PM
i'm having the same problem on a acer 292 travelmate :(

can s.o. help?

16th May 2006, 08:53 PM
Acer ACPI is crap.

18th May 2006, 12:56 PM

I have an Acer TM 4602. I should use the following patch on the Official Fedora Kernels to set up my wireless, and handling of battery:

and recomplile the official kernel with this patch (used the correct DSDT from http://acpi.sourceforge.net)

other links:

But I use FC4 2.6.16-1.2096 + ACPI patch from http://gaugusch.at/kernel.shtml

ACER is not scrap. :-)

18th May 2006, 04:33 PM
---------------------------- Original Message ---------------------------- Subject: [GLUG-tech] Re: Travelmate 5600 & ubuntu
From: "Buchan Milne" <bgmilne@mandriva.org>
Date: Tue, May 16, 2006 5:37 pm
To: chris@youandme.co.za
Cc: "Glug-Tech" <glug-tech@linux.org.za>

On Tuesday 16 May 2006 13:54, Chris Grigor wrote:
> Any one on the list using a travelmate 5600 and running any distro?

All Acer Travelmate's give problems under Linux. Eg, good luck getting ACPI working on any distro ...

> Time for a distro flame war !! which one shall I pick, give me views and comments ????

More of a hardware flame war. Don't buy Acer laptops if you plan on running linux on them.


Buchan Milne

Notice he is one of the kernel hackers for Mandriva, he subscribes to my local GLUG. I guess he knows nothing.

18th May 2006, 08:49 PM
well...you may have a point but it looks like he has already given up on it, IMO mandriva needs the help more :p

18th May 2006, 08:53 PM
Oh what is that supposed to mean? They're all of a sudden inferior? Lol... Dude, I think it's fair to say most of us started out using Mandrake. Doesn't mean they don't know how to compile kernels. You can insult their directors, not their developers because I bet they don't have much say as to what happens with the company. Still doesn't mean the kernel hacker doesn't know his doing now does it? Don't make me laugh at you please ;-).