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Old 03-27-2013, 12:06 AM   #1
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Toshiba L650 Laptop missing the battery meter on 12.04 Unity 2D


I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Unity 2D as a VMware VM in a Toshiba L650 Laptop.

Thing is I am not able to get a battery meter displayed on the Menu bar on top.

Not having any options for the same in dconf-editor as well.

Code:
14:$ modprobe acpi_toshiba
FATAL: Module acpi_toshiba not found.

Any ideas how to achieve this?

Thanks in advance.

Surio.

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Old 03-30-2013, 07:21 AM   #2
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Quote:
14:$ modprobe acpi_toshiba
FATAL: Module acpi_toshiba not found.
Does the module exist?
Quote:
cd /lib/modules
find -name 'acpi?toshiba.ko'
or grep your kernel config (usually in /boot) for TOSHIBA
 
Old 04-11-2013, 08:54 PM   #3
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I have never seen a virtual machine display a battery monitor. The reason for this is that the virtual machine isn't directly connected to the batter, it sees its little world as a desktop computer, not a laptop.
 
Old 04-16-2013, 02:26 PM   #4
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Hi @business_kid,
Sorry for the delay. Was ill, and out of action. Still ill, but getting better. I'll try your suggestion but @Nbiser seems to have replied definitively on this point.


Hi @Nbiser,
Thanks for taking the time. Are you sure about this. I mean, if I have unplugged my battery and I am working on the VM, shouldn't there be a way to inform me that the battery is draining away?

Thanks,
surio.
 
Old 04-16-2013, 03:22 PM   #5
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Sure!!

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Originally Posted by surio View Post
Hi @business_kid,
Sorry for the delay. Was ill, and out of action. Still ill, but getting better. I'll try your suggestion but @Nbiser seems to have replied definitively on this point.


Hi @Nbiser,
Thanks for taking the time. Are you sure about this. I mean, if I have unplugged my battery and I am working on the VM, shouldn't there be a way to inform me that the battery is draining away?

Thanks,
surio.
Yes, I am sure of this. I posted this out of a virtual machine and, just to make absolutely sure, I added a battery monitor widget to my KDE panel. It declared that the battery wasn't present(see attached picture). All that you need to do to keep track of your battery while you are working in a virtual machine is to minimize it; or you could take it out of full screen mode and work in it that way. Hope this helps!

Cheers,
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:36 PM   #6
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Oh, I forgot to tell you. You should be able to go up to your panel, right click, click add to panel, and then scroll through the list until you find battery monitor. However, it won't pick up a battery.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 08:08 AM   #7
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Wow. I am impressed at the quick replies. I'm always on my toes now.

I am presently working on the VM exactly as you describe it. no full screen/windowed mode, just to watch out for the battery meter on the host. And I actually did what you mentioned in the afterthought first. When nothing came up, I decided to search the interwebz and decided to jumpstart my old account here to ask for possible solutions. Now I am more clearer about the whole issue.

Thanks for taking the time. I appreciate it.
surio.
 
  


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