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Linuxhelp _ Hardware Support _ Battery help

Posted by: wxyzsupermod Oct 28 2012, 11:18 PM

I just got this used laptop and put linux on it and I am not sure if their is a problem with the battery or not there does seem to be is their a terminal command to check battery health functionality mostly battery life if not can you suggest a way to check this also a place to get sheap working batterys also i do not know what type of laptop it is besides a gate way i will have to find that out if their is a problem I know

Posted by: michaelk Oct 29 2012, 07:12 AM

Knowing the model number will help a lot to determine its specifications. Check the tag on the bottom by the serial number.
How old is the laptop? If older then 5 years or so the batteries might just be bad.

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