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Old 06-30-2004, 04:27 PM   #1
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check laptop's battery

Hi i want to check the overall status of a battery... Do u know some shell commands for doing it?
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Provided you have acpi working correctly "cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state"
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The command:


Will show you the current battery status (assuming you use APM, of course).
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Thx for your replies... Do u know what the knoppix 3.3 supports?


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