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#1 2021-04-04 10:36

Fiflagar Lorizen
Registered: 2020-12-08
Posts: 6

Fix battery % always at 100%

Good morning and happy Easter.

I share here how I fixed the only hardware-recognition issue I had with the installation of Q4OS on a Eeepc 1015PE: the battery-percentage indicator.
It showed always 100% battery, therefore not giving any useful information about when to charge the netbook.

The battery is not original, but was replaced. In any case, it seems of good quality.
I previously had Windows 7 and Antix linux on the same machine, and there was no such issue.

Searching on the web, I found a post on mxlinux forum, which suggested to upgrade the kernel to solve the problem. I did so and now it seems to work well, showing correct battery percentage.

Steps required:
open Synaptic Package Manager and add the debian-backports repository from Settings -> Repositories
open a terminal and type: qinst-kernel-bpo
reboot the system

Now I have this kernel (info from Hardware Information on Q4OS Welcome Screen): 5.10.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 x86_64 and the problem is solved

Hope this helps! have a great day


Additional information:
Q4OS TDE 3.14.2-n1 Centaurus 64 bit
CPU:  intel Atom N450


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