[arch-dev-public] kernel 2.6.21 series hits testing

Jason Chu jason at archlinux.org
Sun Apr 29 00:41:09 EDT 2007

On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 06:31:46AM +0200, tobias at justdreams.de wrote:
> Quoting Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org>:
> > - xfce4 battery meter seems broken (please confirm)
> >
> > Why only xfce? If only one user reported that, I guess it is an ACPI
> > problem on this machine that is not xfce-specific, but rather
> > machine-specific (and the reporter happens to use xfce).
> > Due to the heavy ACPI changes in this release, this seems likely.
> My best guess is the following:
> Problems in 2.6.20 were related to the fact that acpi modules firstly were not
> loaded by default for most of the users. Hence, no directory /proc/acpi/bat
> existed. The xfce4-battery-plugin resolves the issue by showing that 50%
> thingy.
> >From the release logs, IIRC, as of 2.6.21 the acpi stuff moves now from
> /proc/acpi to /sys. This is supposed to be work in progress, but the battery
> stuff might be already affected. (I'm fishing here, I didn't check the patches)
>    -T

Actually, I'm the one who has a problem with xfce, 2.6.21, and the battery
monitor.  Using 2.6.20 (with modules) it works but using 2.6.21 (with
modules) it doesn't.  The acpi command still works, but the panel battery
monitor doesn't.

Someone else try it!  Make me not look crazy!

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