Swapped out my old aging Dell batteries for new one original ones on both laptops without windows. Inxi -Fxz detects the battery and reports they are being charged . Alas the batteries do not get charged even after 6 hours on direct power.
I know Dell implants a chip in their batteries and the chargers for protecting their hardware against unathorised copies. So fake after market copies of either will not work but always this is checked and enforced with M$Windows. I do not know whether linux or Elive also interacts with this battery and Charger microchips for authenticity.
Any one know how to check this ? Or Verify that Elive doesnot fry the new accessories?