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How do I keep the battery status on as to see how much life is left in my battery? I configured this to be on all the time in the power management but it only shows the amount left when I am charging the battery. When I am unplugged, I don't get the battery status. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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You can install Battery status applet in ubuntu,using the following commands in your terminal,

  • Adding repository

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:iaz/battery-status && sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install battery-status

  • Updating repository

    sudo apt-get update

  • Installing Battery status

    sudo apt-get install battery-status

  • After installation right click on your panel Select Add to Panel And then add Battery Applet

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I tried that as well, same thing, it can't get the program.... however, putting in watch -n 1 acpi -b in Terminal works like a charm, but only when the battery monitor is on, and to do THAT the power cord needs to either be in, or, in for a second or two, and taken out, its odd.

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