After downloading and burning the 8.04 ISO released today I quickly ran the LiveCD to see what's new So far, so good. Although there's a lot of new good stuff in it, there's one problem which may keep me hooked on 7.10: the support of my laptop battery.
I'm running Ubuntu on a MSI Megabook S271, the battery is identified as model: 'MS-1058'. The problem: Hardy Heron does not recognize the correct state of the battery or its charge level. With no external power connected Hardy Heron reports the battery as being charged, stating it's 0% charged).
If I boot the LiveCD with 'noacpi acpi=off' it simply boots without the battery indicator (as expected). The problem is that I really like it when the laptop shuts down cleanly when there's only a little battery juice left.
Does anyone else come across this issue?
- Vincent van Scherpenseel