another vaio with broken apm support.

From: Peter Koellner (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 16:44:13 EST


this is a sony vaio PCG-FX209K(DE), with bios R0211U0. it tells me that
it has no battery and is always AC online, regardless of pulling the plug.

/proc/apm looks like this:

1.14 1.2 0x03 0x01 0xff 0x80 -1% -1 ?

so, apm delivers this:

AC on-line, no system battery

i tried kernels 2.4.7 plain and 2.4.7-ac3. i looked into
arch/i386/kernel/apm.c and dmi_scan.c, but i am not too sure what to do
to fix this. i guess it can't be too different from the other vaio
variants. where do i have to look for the missing pieces?

peter koellner <>

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