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Using a tiling window manager, I called gnome-power-manager in earlier Ubuntu versions to get the battery tray icon.

In 12.04, the gnome-power-manager package is still there, but the binary is gone.

What is the 12.04 equivalent that starts the applet?

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In the standard installation with Unity you have the same facilities but gnome-power-manager is not running. I believe the facilities are provided by indicator-power. The indicator-x things are threaded into gnome much deeper than gnome-power-manager was. In case you need something with the same functionality you can try xfce4-power-manager It is a little bit slow to "dock" in the tray, but works well and reminds me of the old power-manager. It is light and will not bring all xfce4 with it, but juts a couple of libraries.

I hope it helps Herna

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