QtMoko new replacement battery - charging oddness

Radek Polak psonek2 at seznam.cz
Thu Mar 24 12:38:58 CET 2011

On Thursday 24 March 2011 09:46:54 Philip Rhoades wrote:

> My original Neo battery lasts about 3.5 hours from a full charge with no
> activity with QtMoko v33.  I bought replacement BL-6C batteries but when
> I plug either of them in, they appear to be charging (~20 hours) but
> when the USB is disconnected the battery icon appears to be still
> charging(!) and the Neo shuts down soon after (< 2 hours) with no
> charge.  When I reboot, I try to cat the files in:
> 	/sys/class/power_supply/battery/
> but I get "No such device" messages.
> Any ideas about how to proceed?

You will need to use dumb battery kernel driver. I cant say how/if it works. 

Please try:

modprobe platform_battery

or add platform_battery to /etc/modules so that it's loaded automatically 
after reboot.



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