F14 os3 development image released (XO-1 and XO-1.5)

Samuel Greenfeld 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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