Battery monitor applet fails

Robert G. (Doc) Savage dsavage at
Mon Dec 29 01:18:43 UTC 2003

On Sun, 2003-12-28 at 06:03, Davy Obdam wrote:
> Hi people,
> I have installed Fedora Core 1 on my laptop, install went fine. However
> i cant get my battery monitor applet to work. If i try to add it to my
> panel i get the following error:
> The Battery Charge Monitor applet appears to have died unexpectedly
> Reload this applet?
> Does anybody have experienced the same problem? Any help is appreciated.


What happens when you reload it?

Battery status monitor v2.4.1 is running fine on my ThinkPad A22p. You
should have at least apmd-3.0.2-20 installed, and probably acpid-1.0.2-5
as well. I'm running both acpid and apmd services 'on' in runlevels 3-5.

When I run apm at a command prompt I get:

     $ apm
     AC on-line, battery status high: 100%

And thanks to Vladimir Kosovac, once I ran:

     # chmod u+s /usr/bin/apm

running 'apm -s' as myself suspends my laptop very nicely.

--Doc Savage
  Fairview Heights, IL

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