[NBLUG/talk] Monitoring battery under WM

Mark Street mark at oswizards.com
Sun Jun 27 20:32:44 PDT 2004

My guess would be you have an acpi BIOS based MoBo.  apm is the old way of 
handling advanced power management.

Check the /proc dir ( ls /proc ) to see if you have an acpi dir.  If so, then 
you need a windowmaker applet that interfaces with acpi to handle battery 

Lost without CD's huh???  You have an entire global network at your disposal, 
go find what you need and install if off the net man.

KDE rocks!!!  No whining!!

On Sunday 27 June 2004 16:29, A'fish'ionado wrote:
> I downloaded wmapm, compiled it without trouble, but
> now it won't start. It quits with the message "No APM
> support in kernel." Please don't tell me that I have
> to recompile my kernel just to check my battery status
> under WindowMaker. :-( KBattery works just fine, but I
> don't want to use KDE. Why does it work when wmapm
> won't? Is there some similar app that will work under
> WindowMaker, without adding a kernel module?
> I'm running SuSE 9.0, but, alas, I'm in the dorm
> (summer session) and my SuSE CDs are at home...
> William
> (Who also can't get Emacs or Midnight Commander
> installed due to package dependencies ... packages
> that are all in the CDs at home ...)
Mark Street, RHCE
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