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Old 12-01-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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Kde 4.7 battery monitor display remaining time

Hello guys, I like being able to click on my battery icon and seeing an estimation of remaining time till my computer goes flat. In kde, i've had this option disabled before and have fixed it with the following instructions.
Right click on the battery and choose “Battery Monitor Settings”
Enable “Show charge information” and click on “OK”
Quit plasma-desktop with the command

kquitapp plasma-desktop

Open ~/.kde4/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc in your favorite text editor (some distributions use other paths, for example ~/.kde/...)
Search for the term


and add the following line directly below it:


Start plasma-desktop again

I am trying out Opensuse 12.1 atm and the battery does not display the remaining time. I have tried the usual trick above, but this doesn't seem to change anything in kde 4.7. How does one make the battery display remaining time?


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