Re: Generic battery interface
From: Pavel Machek
Date: Thu Aug 03 2006 - 12:31:26 EST
> One should also not rely on the warning/low capacity values.
> I cannot say for sure whether all machines throw an event if these
> limits are reached. We defined our own limits in userspace, this always
> works. I'd go for not using the BIOS limits here at all and take user
> defined capacity warning/low values (in percent) in hal or wherever.
Well, this works okay for normal machines, but... there are strange
If you have 10 hours of battery life (zaurus sl-5500) and hardcode
warning to 10% of battery remainin... well you'll warn with 1 hour to
Okay, this probably is not an issue on most notebooks today...
(cesky, pictures) http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~pavel/picture/horses/blog.html
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