battery not detected when managed by PMU (apple powerbook)

Giuseppe Sacco giuseppe at
Mon Jun 29 20:00:55 UTC 2020

Hello Simon,

Il giorno lun, 29/06/2020 alle 19.19 +0100, Simon McVittie ha scritto:
> On Mon, 29 Jun 2020 at 19:23:49 +0200, Giuseppe Sacco wrote:
> > Well, this is another problem I am facing. I installed debian linux and
> > it has been officially supported until a two versions ago, when kernel
> > 3.16 was current.
> To be clear about this: neither of the currently-supported Debian releases
> (versions 10 and 9) supports powerpc hardware. The newest Debian release
> that contains powerpc is Debian 8, which reached end-of-life 2 years ago.
> Debian 8 on x86 and 32-bit ARM had semi-official "long term support"
> which is due to end about now, but this did not cover powerpc.
> According to Wikipedia, the last Powerbook models were discontinued in
> 2006. I think enabling PMU support more widely, for the benefit of 14
> year old hardware, seems likely to be an uphill struggle.

I completely agree with you. I am studying how to port again powerpc
into debian stable and I am checking all problems and see if they are
easily fixable. If this is the case, I'll provide patches. Probably I
should be back to upower once I have a more recent kernel.


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