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I'm using xmonad in Ubuntu Oneiric without the Unity desktop. In 11.04 I launched manually the gnome-power-manager for controlling the laptop battery but in the new Ubuntu this application is no longer available.

Which application controls now the power management in Ubuntu?

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Many of the individual applications that you previously saw in the system settings you saw in Natty (11.04) have now been gathered together under the banner of the gnome-control-center

Thus to launch the Power Manager from the command line you need to run

gnome-control-center power

The way I found this was to run gnome-control-center - double click on the setting you want and then type ps -ef | grep gnome-control-center to see what the process is being run e.g.

ps -ef | grep gnome-control-center
dad       2158  1592  0 21:07 ?        00:00:00 gnome-control-center power
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