From: Vladimir Volcko <konference@pc...> - 2004-02-29 19:54:16
On my Toshiba A30-303 - vanilla kernel 2.4.25 (acpi 20040116) or
kernel 2.4.25 + acpi-20040211-2.4.25.diff.bz2
or kernel 2.4.24 + acpi-20040211-2.4.24.diff.bz2 I have problem with
battery state monitoring ... aproximately after 15-45 minutes of
computer running I don't get right battery state. For monitoring I am
using KDE Kapacity program, which check state of battery each 60 s.
(errors described below)
[root@... /]# cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT1/state
ERROR: Unable to read battery status
/var/log/messages is full of folowing messages:
Feb 29 19:13:22 sys kernel: acpi_battery-0195 
acpi_battery_get_statu: Error evaluating _BST
Feb 29 19:13:42 sys kernel: dswload-0279: *** Error: Looking up [PBST]
in namespace, AE_ALREADY_EXISTS
Feb 29 19:13:42 sys kernel: psparse-0588  ps_parse_loop :
During name lookup/catalog, AE_ALREADY_EXISTS
I found thread with similar problem (2.6.3 + D600 + battery state +
BUG?? [Was] Battery status sometimes missing), but no solution.
Any idea what is wrong?
With regard Vladimir Volcko
PS: sorry for my english ;-)