buggNewSense GNU/Linux - Bugs: bug #32183, RFP: acpi for Yeeloong


bug #32183: RFP: acpi for Yeeloong

Submitter:  Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Submitted:  Wed 19 Jan 2011 09:43:55 PM UTC
Category:  gNewSense 3 Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  mipsel Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open
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Wed 12 Feb 2014 12:19:15 AM UTC, comment #2: 

I use a small script to display my battery status on screen, when not running X. It displays in my GNU Screen hardstatus line. The shell script looks like this:-


cat /sys/class/power_supply/yeeloong-bat/charge_now | cut -f 2 -d \|

Within my .screenrc file I have added:-

hardstatus on
backtick 1 1 0 $HOME/bin/my-battery.sh
hardstatus alwayslastline "%{=b}%{y}%c %Y-%m-%d%{m} / %1` / %{B}%-Lw%{c}%50>%n%f* %t%{-}%+Lw%<"

Hopefully this may benefit some.

David Pettifor <djp>
Wed 23 Feb 2011 12:30:54 PM UTC, comment #1: 

It would be nice to have APM support in the kernel so that battery status can be known:

$ apm
No APM support in kernel

Lars Noodén <larsnooden>
Wed 19 Jan 2011 09:43:55 PM UTC, original submission:  

Linux(-libre) > 2.6.32 no longers provides an APM interface and the acpi is also not available on the Yeeloong. This makes it inconvenient to check battery status from the command line.

A quick test shows that Lenny's acpi package builds and runs on the Yeeloong. The only change required is adding mipsel to the architecture list.

Battery status can currently be checked with GNOME's battery monitor, GKrellM or via /sys/class/power_supply/.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
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