[CentOS] Battery status indicator in CentOS 4.4

Andrew Allen andy.allen at virgin.net
Tue Jun 26 20:04:01 UTC 2007

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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