Get Battery Inidacator to work in AWN (Acer AspireOne Netbook a751h)

One of the last remaining “tweaks” I needed to perform on my Acer AspireOne Netbook (a751h), was to get the battery indicator to work on my Avant Window Navigator docking panel. Previously, upon boot-up, the battery was not recognised.

Here is a solution that worked for me:

  1. Install acpitools application. Go to Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager. Search for acpi tools, and mark for download and install.
  2. Login as super-user
  3. Edit the file called /etc/rc.local and add the command: acpitools
  4. Reboot your computer
  5. Add the battery indicator to your awn docking panel (This will require you have AWN-extras (and extras python) installed on your system)

    To add the battery indicator applet to AWN:

    • Right-click on awn docking panel, and select Dock Preferences
    • Select the Applets tab
    • Select the Battery applet
    • click the down arrow (below) to add to your docking panel

Your battery indicator should know appear correctly in your docking panel.

If you are looking for a different look for your battery indicator, check out this link: html


~ by Murray Saul on March 2, 2011.

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