[CentOS] Battery status indicator in CentOS 4.4
andy.allen at virgin.net
Tue Jun 26 20:58:36 UTC 2007
Thanks again, but I can't find anything about power management under
Preferences, System Settings or System Tools anywhere on the gnome
desktop - so it's still a mystery I'm afraid.
On Tue, 2007-06-26 at 16:29 -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> 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?
> > Thanks,
> > Andy
> > 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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