F14 os3 development image released (XO-1 and XO-1.5)
greenfeld at laptop.org
Fri Nov 26 22:27:50 EST 2010
On 11/26/2010 9:43 PM, Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> * Automatic power management seem to have improved a lot and is
> almost unnoticeable. However, can't we disable it while the
> laptop is on AC?
I'm pretty certain I recall reading that XOs show the charging indicator
light to show they have enough external power to charge. The charging
light does not necessarily indicate that there is external power to
charge the battery and run the laptop at the same time purely from an
external power source.
XO's do not presume that the external power source is an AC adapter,
allowing a wide range of input tolerances before you damage the
computer. There is a somewhat stale wiki page at
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Battery_and_power with a lot of user comments
about what happens if you try to charge an XO via various alternative means.
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