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Since upgrading to 11.10. my battery status icon is missing. I've tried the solutions suggested here, with no luck. In particular, trying to add the alternative package described here, I get the error message Unable to locate package battery-status.

Anyone know how to locate this package (or indeed how else to get the default battery status icon working)?

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As pointed out by a comment, there's no package for 11.10 yet. However, there's a bug opened in launchpad regarding this; so, if you're not in a hurry, I suggest to subscribe to the bug to get the updates when the status of the same changes.

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You need to add the Battery Status PPA to the package manager.

To do so, close Synaptic and open a Terminal.

Enter this command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:iaz/battery-status

And type your password, when prompted.

When that's done, run this command:

sudo apt-get update

Now, open up Synaptic and search for battery-status and you should find it.

The instructions were taken from here, after a Google search... Hope it works for you!

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There is no 11.10 package for that PPA. The answer to this question is "there isn't a package for battery-status" – James Jan 3 '12 at 21:10
@jrg Thanks, that would explain it. I take it that means I need to find a different battery indicator? – Adina G Jan 3 '12 at 23:43

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