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Old 02-14-2009, 09:55 AM   #1
0p7imuM Viru1ence
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Fedora 10 battery life indicator issue (i.e.: its not there)


I have an HP Pavillion DV6000 laptop which has a few issues. Number one, my harddrive will not be read by any OS or even the BIOS when its internal, but will read as an external drive. This has forced me to install a Linux distro, and I chose Fedora 10. Because its a laptop, I don't want to be chained to the wall, so I would like to know how my battery is holding up. The thing is, I can't find the Battery life indicator. I know there should be one, after all, there was one on Fedora 8. I know this because of a class lab I had to do. I just can't seem to find the battery life indicator in 10. Does anyone know where it is or where I can download an applet to do the same thing? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 02-14-2009, 10:46 AM   #2
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Number one, my harddrive will not be read by any OS or even the BIOS when its internal, but will read as an external drive.
There is a setting in the Dell BIOS, maybe HP is the same. that you need to change.I will look it up and post it for you.

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This has forced me to install a Linux distro, and I chose Fedora 10.
Linux rules, its not a bad thing.

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Because its a laptop, I don't want to be chained to the wall, so I would like to know how my battery is holding up. The thing is, I can't find the Battery life indicator.
What Desktop are you using? In gnome go system | Preferences | system | Power Management
click on the General tab and you should see the options for displaying the battery icon
 
Old 02-15-2009, 01:02 AM   #3
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Three things

Number one: Yes Linux does rock socks, but because I can't load Microshaft Winblows, I can't play my CSI game. For some reason, it won't play well with my gaming desktop.

Number Two: I am using GNOME and I found what you were talking about. It's not bad, its just that I'm a more visual person, and Fedora 8's battery indicator was more my speed. Unfortunately, if you update from 8 to 10, you don't get to keep that little applet.

Number Three: Thanks for answering me and helping out. I don't think that forum responses are thanked nearly enough. Too many people think of it as their own free tech support. So thanks.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 01:32 AM   #4
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So thanks.
Actually, their is now that hand icon you can click to thank people too . Also what do you mean your HDD will be read as an external drive? that sounds like a strange issue...
 
Old 02-15-2009, 12:56 PM   #5
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My laptop and all of its splendor

What I mean about my HDD is that I had to buy a new mobo for my laptop, because the the first replacement that came from HP crapped out, and HP wouldn't honor their parts and labor warranty. So I went online, found a parts dealer,and bought a new mobo. For some reason, it won't see the HDD when the HDD is hooked up internally. When I put in an external enclosure, it works fine. I can't find anything in the BIOS that will let me mess with the drive, other than the drive diagnostic, which doesn't work because the drive "isn't there" to the BIOS. I personally think that its a hardware, rather than software problem. I have been messing with it for the past week, and I'm almost to the point of saying screw it, chunking the laptop and getting a new one.
 
  


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