8100 and time lose and battery status....
- Hi, I've got an inspiron 8100 with the A10 bios.
I had some warrenty work done on my laptop and dell upgraded
the bios while they had it (aren't they just so sweet) well my clock loses
time now, actually it always did that, but the battery status definately
stopped working when I got the laptop back. It says -1 charged all the time
it detects when I go to the battery or AC, but not how much juice is left.
The clock thing is driving me nuts...it loses a few minutes every few days.
The bios seems to be the one with the wrong time, but I'm not sure if linux
saves the time to the hardware clock or not (i'm using debian)
either way, both the hw clock and the system time are wrong, they slow down.
I'm using kernel 2.4.18
anyone got any ideas on this???
- On Mon, 29 Apr 2002 06:36:19 -0600, Chris Hirsch <chris@...>
>Windows doesn't derive its time from the processor cycle counter. It uses the
>Ok...so then it must be linux because nobody seems to have a problem
motherboard countdown timer, which always runs at 1.193MHz.
Frankly, I thought the Linux kernel did the same thing, but this thread makes
- Tim Roberts, timr@...
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