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Old 04-16-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
laurencemulchrone
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could anyone help me install a battery monitor in puppy linux, im not very good!


hey people

i hav puppy linux which is running very nicely, i was looking for a battery monitor (it is on a laptop) i have tried batmon but it screwed up my mouse and i also tried gkrllm (or something like that) but it didnt work, could anyone else help me to install another monitor on my puppy linux. i can just about install a dotpup by myself but anything else i am very fuzzy on....i am useless at a command line

i am learning slowly

thanks for yourhelp, linux wouldnt be anywhere without the forums!

cheers
laurence
 
Old 04-16-2008, 05:51 PM   #2
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I cannot help directly (yet) but it may help if we knew what desktop environment (or window manager) you are using, and if perhaps IT has a battery monitor app that you could use.
An example would be the KDE desktop, which has a default built-in thingy for just that purpose.

I too am not familiar with puppy Linux; so I assume a 'dotpup' is a puppy package? If you can use your package manager to 'make' a puppy package from source, that would be handy.

Also, what got screwed up with your mouse under batmon, and what did or did not work about Gkrellm? Generally that works for people, but it does need to be configured a bit to read the proper sensors etc. in your machine.

Here are 2 links you may find useful too:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...onitor-604540/
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=25812

NOTE that at least one of these links describes some (kernel) options or modules you may need to have available for Gkrellm to access, in order to read the information from your machine.

Last edited by GrapefruiTgirl; 04-16-2008 at 05:57 PM.
 
Old 04-16-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
laurencemulchrone
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I cannot help directly (yet) but it may help if we knew what desktop environment (or window manager) you are using, and if perhaps IT has a battery monitor app that you could use.
An example would be the KDE desktop, which has a default built-in thingy for just that purpose.

I too am not familiar with puppy Linux; so I assume a 'dotpup' is a puppy package? If you can use your package manager to 'make' a puppy package from source, that would be handy.

Also, what got screwed up with your mouse under batmon, and what did or did not work about Gkrellm? Generally that works for people, but it does need to be configured a bit to read the proper sensors etc. in your machine.

Here are 2 links you may find useful too:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...onitor-604540/
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=25812

NOTE that at least one of these links describes some (kernel) options or modules you may need to have available for Gkrellm to access, in order to read the information from your machine.
hey thanks for your reply,

i am using JWM window manager wic i dont think is very popular outside of puppy. i have to use jwm because it is so damn fast! although i know that it doesnt have a built in battery monitor like gnome.

compiling from source sounds very scary but could prove to be a learning experience!

thanks
 
  


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