Advanced Configuration and Power Interface, a standard for power management in operating systems.

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What impact could it have to set acpi=off during Ubuntu installation?

I've had a hard time getting Ubuntu installed on my Acer laptop. This guy recommended setting acpi=off to workaround some of the boot issues. If this solution is successful in getting Ubuntu to boot ...
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What circuitry displays battery status in laptops

Which circuitry in laptop is responsible for showing the battery status/charging etc in a laptop? My intension is to hack such a circuit inch a desktop to show the status of a standalone UPS. I am ...