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Old 12-25-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
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KDE battery monitor


I've searched some time but havn't found a decent battery monitor that will dock onto the panel in KDE.

The kbatt application seems old and requires me to install a lot of packages that I don't want in order to compile.

Is there an alternative?
 
Old 12-26-2005, 09:38 AM   #2
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What version of kde are you running? have you tried the battery monitor in 'control center'?
Thats what I'm using on my laptop.

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Old 12-26-2005, 10:16 AM   #3
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I'm using KDE 3.4.

Do you know your battery monitor applications name? Because it should be possible to install this application alone without installing an huge KDE package "branch" and hope for it to be included.
 
Old 12-26-2005, 05:15 PM   #4
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I'm not on my lappy now, but you'll find it in 'control center -> power control -> laptop battery'. Hope this helps!
 
Old 12-26-2005, 05:58 PM   #5
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Kpowersave which ships with Suse has a good battery monitor.
 
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I have tried to use this. It correctly reports that the mains is plugged in but insists there is no battery.

Any ideas how to make it see the battery please?

apmd is running and apm says

Code:
$ apm -v
APM BIOS 1.2 (kernel driver 1.16ac)
On-line (0:00:00)
$
 
  


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