[CentOS] Battery status indicator in CentOS 4.4
rgm at htt-consult.com
Tue Jun 26 20:29:47 UTC 2007
I think I was looking in the wrong place. Check out your power
management preferences. Is it set to always show the icon?
Andrew Allen wrote:
> Thanks, but how do I install the battery app on the gnome panel?
> I see that battery.ko is in lib/modules/..../acpi (together with lots
> of .png images in other folders) but how do I get it working on the
> gnome panel? Do I have to yum install acpi or what?
> On Tue, 2007-06-26 at 14:43 -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> Andrew Allen wrote:
>>> I've got CentOS 4.4 installed on 3 machines - two laptops and a PC. Only
>>> one, a HP Omnibook 900, shows the graphical battery status indicator (in
>>> the bottom right of the screen), but the other laptop (a new Dell
>>> Inspiron 1501) doesn't show it. Furthermore, the command /usr/bin/apm
>>> gets the response 'no apm support in kernel' - I've tried yum-updating
>>> the kernel and installing apm but to no avail. Any suggestions please as
>>> it's obviously very useful/necessary to have a battery indicator!
>> Check to see if acpi is installed. It replaces apm, I think :)
>> And are you using gnome and installed the battery app on the panel on
>> those Dells? I remember having to install it myself....
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