Klaptopdaemon / Battery Monitor

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Apr 22 01:14:31 BST 2008


Rick Knight wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:

>>> Running this does give me the battery icon in task bar, but that icon
>>> only shows my cpu frequency. Something's broken or something is still
>>> missing. Any suggestions?
>>>     
>>
>> I think guidance-power-manager is the gnome applet.  What you want to run
>> is definitely kde-guidance-powermanager.
>>   
> It seems guidance-power-manager is the backend for kde-guidance and
> gnome-powermanage. I have kde-guidance running now and showing the icon
> in the task bar, but I still have no battery stats. I can see my cpu
> frequency and I can see that Power Manager is managing the cpu speed,
> but still no battery.

No, really.  What you want is kde-guidance-powermanager.  I'm sure
kde-guidance is related but the package and the program you run is
kde-guidance-powermanager.

Now, once you run that, it's still possible that the battery might not show
up - it might need a dbus restart (sudo /etc/init.d/dbus restart). I know
I've had occasions when I have been fiddling with the battery when I've
lost the status.
-- 
derek




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