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Battstat applet

Battstat is a battery status applet that monitors the battery charge level on a laptop. It displays different icons depending on the state of the power subsystem, and will warn if the power drops below a user configurable level. It uses the standard GNOME event system to play user configurable samples at certain events. It's available in binary form for Red Hat (.rpm), Debian (.deb) and FreeBSD (.tgz). You can also compile it yourself by downloading the source tarball (.tar.gz).

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  •  02 Aug 2001 21:32

    Release Notes: This release contains some minor appearance changes as well as some other minor bugfixes.

    •  01 Apr 2001 06:32

      Release Notes: This release includes fixes for sound events, and some other minor bugs.

      •  22 Feb 2001 20:24

        Release Notes: Rewritten to open the APM device, get the power status, and then close the device immediately; it was also pointed out that under Linux there's no need to open the APM device at all (apm_read() will take care of that by reading from /proc and not directly from the device).

        •  13 Jul 2000 20:47

          Release Notes: A fix for a major bug that prevented the applet to run on systems that didn't have recent versions of the GNOME libraries installed. The user can now also customize the appearance of the applet.

          •  04 Jul 2000 05:56

            Release Notes: First public release.

            Recent comments

            13 Apr 2004 07:26 nigelhorne

            Tight loop causes system freeze
            When you leave the system alone (say 30-60 minutes) this applet goes into a tight loop. Disabling battery-applet-monitor stops this tight loop bug.

            This is with Linux 2.4.19

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