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I have Asus K53E. My OS is Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. When I installed Ubuntu, battery status was shown but after a month it stopped working. Now I'm not warned if battery level is low or something happens. Laptop just turns off.

I know how to fix this, but this is not permanent decision. What I do is: I leave my laptop to work on battery until it turns off by itself. Then when I turn on laptop again, battery status is shown how it has to be. But after a day or two status is like before.

Could anyone help me with a permanent fix?

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Try reinstalling the indicator-power package using the following commands:

sudo apt-get purge indicator-power
sudo apt-get install indicator-power

If this doesn't help, check the power settings.

  • Open Dash and type Power or go to System Settings > Power.
  • Make sure the Show battery status in the menu bar is set to either When battery is present or When battery is charging/in use.

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I tried this but it didn't help. Thank you. :) – Antigona Feb 8 '13 at 14:02

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