Battery Applet

John DeCarlo johndecarlo at
Tue Dec 20 21:07:41 UTC 2005

On 12/20/05, James Gray <james at> wrote:
> On my lappy, I had to do this:
> 1. Open Control Center (run "kcontrol")
> 2. Expand the "Power Control" branch and select "Laptop Battery".
> 3. On the "Battery" tab, select "Show battery monitor"
> 4. Click "Apply".
> You should see a battery status icon in the system tray :)  While you're
> in
> the power/battery config, have a look at the other tabs for ACPI setup and
> low battery notifications etc.  FWIW, I can't use Standby or Hibernate on
> my HP nc6230 as the ATi video driver barfs and leaves me with a blank
> screen both in X/KDE and on the console (The binary "fglrx" driver, not
> the
> GPL'ed "ati" driver that is) .

Ah Ha!

I have no "Power Control" branch.  Not even under "System Administration".

The plot thickens.

BTW, I forgot to mention that "acpi -V" works from the CLI.

John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own
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