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Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

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Old 05-12-2004, 04:24 PM   #1
bearbigears
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Cool the questios begin:battery icon


how does one put an icon on the tray, so i can monitor how much time and juice i have for my laptop.

inspiron 8100
red hat 9

any info is appreciated, thank you in advance



 
Old 05-13-2004, 06:06 PM   #2
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Nice laptop. I used an 8100 at work for a while. Really nice form-factor. Anyway, you need to look into ACPI for the battery monitor. Normally it shows up by default in RH if ACPI is configured correctly.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 07:56 PM   #3
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try klaptop
 
Old 05-14-2004, 05:14 AM   #4
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Or... dunno what desktop manger you use, but gnome, kde and ximian should have them in their panels somewhere. You could probably add them trough right clicking/add to panel/ utilities/batteymonitor. "Battery Charge Monitor 2.2.2" Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 08:42 AM   #5
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I'm curious about battery power monitors with Fedora Core 1 and an HP Pavilion laptop.

would the same program mentioned above work?
 
Old 05-14-2004, 12:18 PM   #6
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Fedora, like Red Hat runs gnome (which is the basis of the sleeker ximian) as the standard desktop manager. So thats what your probably running at the moment. If that is the case, qod.. the batt monitor should work perfectly. I reckon you already have it on your disk with fedora.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 01:24 PM   #7
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Thumbs up big thanks guys

thanks again, i got the battery icon on the panel. i have got to say this i am having so much fun learning about red hat and linux in general. it was just a fluk that i started reading about linux in the hospital about six months ago. this is much more fun than any windows os that i have used before.
 
  


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