On ac power or battery power, I cannot get a battery status indicator to show in the 12.04 panel.
I have tried: 1) Checked the Power Settings and battery is set to show all the time.
sudo apt-get purge indicator-power then
sudo apt-get install indicator-power
gnome-settings-daemon and get:
"(gnome-settings-daemon:5514): GnomeDesktop-WARNING **: Timed out waiting for GL_MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE helper
** (gnome-settings-daemon:5514): WARNING **: You can only run one xsettings manager at a time; exiting
** (gnome-settings-daemon:5514): WARNING **: Unable to start xsettings manager: Could not initialize xsettings manager.
** (gnome-settings-daemon:5514): WARNING **: Name taken or bus went away - shutting down
(gnome-settings-daemon:5514): print-notifications-plugin-CRITICAL **: gsd_print_notifications_plugin_finalize: assertion `plugin->priv != NULL' failed"
4) adding a detailed status indicator per instructions on http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/02/battery-applet-status-ubuntu/
no success as of yet.
I am good at following directions, but a n00b at searching out the root of problems. This seems to be a fairly common one for 12.04 users, so any other solutions or help will greatly appreciated.