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

david at lang.hm david at lang.hm
Sat Nov 27 02:48:20 EST 2010

On Fri, 26 Nov 2010, Samuel Greenfeld wrote:

> 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.

that's fine for the default, but there should be some way to tell the 
system that when I plug it in to external power, that can be considered AC 
and disable automatic power management.

David Lang

>   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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