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Old 12-04-2007, 06:46 PM   #1
fogey10
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Talking Battery Level Monitor


Where can I find/how can I install an Puppy 3.10 applet to monitor the battery status of my laptop? Please excuse if this has been covered before -- I have been unsuccessful in finding the thread.

Last edited by fogey10; 12-04-2007 at 06:48 PM. Reason: Insufficient info on my part
 
Old 12-04-2007, 06:47 PM   #2
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Which Gui interface you using?

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Old 12-05-2007, 07:30 AM   #3
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Puppy 3.10 Battery Monitor

Thanks for the response. I am using JWM.

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Old 12-05-2007, 04:13 PM   #4
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Don't know anything about that one. Only know of a few for KDE or Gnome and you would probably need the librairies of either.

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Old 12-05-2007, 06:11 PM   #5
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Puppy Battery Level Monitor

Thanks for your time and interest Brian. Perhaps this is something the Puppy gurus can work on -- I suspect that a Puppy is installed on many laptops.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 04:15 PM   #6
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hello people, I think you are right that many people use puppy on laptops, me too(2.17 in pupmode 2 and 2.13 in 12 for my rtl8187 wlan-adapter).I am very interestet in anykind of batterycontrol, because myone is very bad and my processor needs a lot of energy. I found in /root/puppy-references some mini-icons, but I think they are for apm-bios only. also I saw that it is possibel to enabel dpms (energy-star), but there is a plugin missing.(maybe works if you use xorg insted of xvesa-Xserver). does anybody know if there exist a console-tool to show the battery-status? (sorry for my english, I am german) if you find out any solotion and post it here woud be very nice...would be one step closer to use puppy like xp (and I want linux...)
greetings steffen
 
Old 12-12-2007, 11:47 AM   #7
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I use Gkrellm as a battery monitor.

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/DotPups
 
Old 12-13-2007, 05:17 AM   #8
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Hey, thank you man, I didnīt know about this program. Thatīs really luxary! Now first I have to try out all the possibilities of this smart gui. Look what I did in the time between:
http://hanomagbauwagen.fotopic.net/c1423293.html
I installed acpitool with the debianinstaller, but it didnīt work untill I enabled some acpi-modules.
Than I wrote a mini-script and linked it to the desktop, see the right corner. Now I have GKrellM, but it was fun to find that out.

steffen

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Old 12-13-2007, 08:14 AM   #9
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You are welcome. Glad I could help. After I started using Puppy Linux on this old laptop I started looking for a battery monitor for the times I was on battery power and ran across it.

Bill
 
Old 12-17-2007, 12:19 PM   #10
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Hi Bill, what kind of old desktop are you using? I am looking for something older for puppy that does not need a lot of energy. I did run puppy 2.13 on a normal computer with 64 mb ram and an intel mmx processor and it worked well.
And one more question may be to GKrllM. I enabled the option "remember screenlocation..." in the config-menu>general>options, but it does not work. Do you know where I can edit it manually.
Cheers steffen
 
Old 12-18-2007, 08:52 AM   #11
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Steffen,
I'm using a HP omnibook 6000 circa 2000. I did notice that sometimes it will not remember screen location. You might try here for more information. Sorry I'm unable to assist you more.

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...m/gkrellm.html

Bill
 
Old 01-24-2008, 04:03 PM   #12
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Both XFCE and IceWM have the feature built in. You just have to enable it. There was some line in the IceWM config that had to be set to "1". I forget what it is right now, but you should be able to find it with a Google search. In XFCE, you just have to right click on one of the bars and add a battery monitor widget. Regardless of which WM you use, you will have to add "modprobe battery" to your "/etc/rc.d/rc.local" file (NOT "rc.local0).

There was a battery monitor program that ran as a window, and it worked under JWM. I don't remember what it is, though. I don't think it was any of the already mentioned programs.

Some tips for the future:
You'll usually have an easier time getting answers if you post on http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy. It is down at the moment (I think Mr. Murga said something about updating the forum software), but it usually the best bet for Puppy related advice.
Also, try using the Puppy search engine http://wellminded.com/puppy/pupsearch.html

Last edited by SirDuncan; 01-24-2008 at 04:05 PM.
 
Old 01-26-2008, 11:21 AM   #13
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Hello SirDuncan

Thank you for your post! Nice links, I didn`t know about the google-puppy-search.
I added "battery thermal and ac" in /etc/rc.d/MODULESCONFIG because I also use acpitool (see link in my second post), but your way is a good idea too.
At the moment I am not very keen in trying out new windowmanagers, I`m happy if jwm works and I have so many other problems to run Puppy like a big OS that I am surprised that it still works. I have a pupmode 2 installation on a 5 gb partition and it is messed up now with programms and libs that only 1,4 gb are left...not the half of all these installations really works and it is soon time for a big cleen up. But think in this way I learn much about Linux and later, when I am better I either change to Debian for examle or I dont`t need to do this anymore and can use sweet Puppy till the end of my live.
Thanks for your tips, I need them...bye steffen
 
  


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