This is a modified re-post, I should perhaps have posted in the Laptop forum (instead of hardware). I got no answers, anyways, I really hope somebody can help me out on this one.
Currently I'm running kernel 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 on my Acer Aspire 1640z series notebook. (I just installed Fedora 7 yesterday)
For a long time (cannot remember when it exactly started) I get a ACPI battery exception.
And I believe as a result my system crashes after a short while (it stalls, cannot even move mouse anymore, forced to reboot).
The problem does not occur when I boot with acpi=off (but then i have no wireless network, no battery monitoring, no sound, etc.)
Here's the output of 'dmesg' right after booting (showing the battery exception)
FC6 was running (at least for quite some time) without problems, and I considered reinstalling it. The knoppix dvd (5.1.1 I believe) had the same problem.
What would really help is if somebody could inform me whether this could be a hardware problem. Is there any hope this gets fixed in the near future?
Thanks for any replies.