Re: [linux-dell-laptops] APM & Battery monitoring.
- Hi Charlie,
My battery life is reporting properly, these are the APM options
I have turned on:
# CONFIG_APM_IGNORE_USER_SUSPEND is not set
# CONFIG_APM_RTC_IS_GMT is not set
# CONFIG_APM_ALLOW_INTS is not set
As for the mouse-buttons thing....I posted a similar request
last week... haven't heard anything yet. I've looked all over the web,
and I can't find anything. When I run 'xev', the buttons report the
same exact keycode - so it doesn't look like there is a way to
distinguish them. My guess is that they're wired in hardware to report
the same button press.
As for turning off the touchpad. Go to this url:
www.compass.com/synaptics - the author (Bruce Kall) has put up a utility
to disable the touchpad.
hope that helps
On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 03:49:16PM -0400, Charlie Schmidt wrote:
> Hi. I recently purchased an Inspiron 8000, and have been quite pleased
> with it.
> Howver, two things have been bugging me with it. I've compiled my own
> kernel, version 2.4.3, and under 'General Setup' I've selected "Advanced
> Power Management BIOS support" and none of its sub options (basically,
> because I didn't understand or think I needed any of them). But,
> /proc/apm reports my battery has nearly 6hrs of life. As I recall, this
> was the same with the stock Slackware 7.1 kernel, but I may be wrong. Is
> this just a 'feature', or do I need to enable some other kernel options
> for proper battery life reporting (which, I believe, is about 3hrs).
> [But, I must say, seeing an 11hr battery life with two of them is quite
> fun, impress your friends, wow your co-workers and the whole deal *grin*]
> Secondly, has anyone determined a way to get the lower set of mouse
> buttons (for the touchpad) mapped to different keycodes, so one could use
> one as third button (rather than clicking the two at the same time).
> And, on that same subject, is there a way to disable the touchpad
> completly? I don't use it, but rest my hands close to it that I often
> accidentally hit it or move the mouse with my palms.
> Charlie Schmidt - <ishamael@...>
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