hughsient at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 16:13:46 PDT 2006
I'm looking to add an fdi file to HAL so we can check if a battery is
defective and is likely to go boom .
I want to see if I can match battery serial numbers against fdi rules
and if present, merge a key battery.is_likely_faulty so applications
like gnome-power-manager can give a nice warning message just in case.
Note, I think we need to keep the word "likely" to avoid lawsuits. :-)
So, I need some data. If you have a Dell laptop:
- Latitude: D410, D500, D505, D510, D520, D600, D610, D620, D800, D810
- Inspiron: 500M, 510M, 600M, 700M, 710M, 6000, 6400, 8500, 8600, 9100,
9200, 9300, 9400, E1505, E1705
- Precision: M20, M60, M70, M90
- XPS: XPS, XPS Gen2, XPS M170, XPS M1710
I would really appreciate if you could send me personally (i.e. not to
the hal list) the output of lshal. Include [fire] in the subject so I
can filter them easily :-). And also, if you know your laptop might be
affected (or another one that might have been affected) and isn't a DELL
then please send me the data also.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Don't panic. Your battery is probably fine, but I want
to see if these models express the battery serial number in HAL or just
fill in junk data.
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