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    Laptop Battery Monitor

    I haven't been here in over a year...no main reason, I guess I forgot about this site.

    Anyway, I just got a Acer Aspire One netbook for my birthday Friday and recently installed Debian on it. I would like to know what do people use for a batter monitor on laptops?

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    I've used wmbatteries - I liked it because it was simple and small. I don't know if it's still out there.
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    Good recommendation

    wmbatteries is dockapp for windowmaker,fluxbox,blackbox... and is based on wmacpiload. the dockapp provides information of up to 2 batteries at time,remaining battery time and also cpu temperature or current power consumption.

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    I've decided to create my own, I've hacked together a script which calls acpi and filters the needed info from that output.
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    Just for fun I decided to fetch wmbatteries, it seems that it hasn't been touched since late 2003, and it is using the deprecated /proc/acpi/ files, which I dont see remaining in the kernel in the future.

    So in the spirit of "what the heck" I' going to try and adapt it to the new kernelstructure.
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