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#1 2015-03-16 19:51:55

Head_on_a_Stick
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[SOLVED] Battery icon in tint2

In my jessie system using version 1.4.1-1 of XFCE4-power-manager, the battery icon no longer shows up in the tint2 systray and the option to enable it has been removed from XFCE4-power-manager-settings

The icon still shows with version 1.2.0-1 in my SlackBang desktop (#! clone on a Slackware-current base).

The only choice with jessie is to use the native tint2 text readout.

I much prefer the #! battery icon -- the #! systray appearance was one of the best around IMO and it would be a shame if BunsenLabs lost this.

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2015-05-20 18:24:30)

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#2 2015-03-16 20:28:29

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Re: [SOLVED] Battery icon in tint2

^ A quick Google search for "Debian Jessie systray battery" tells me that xfce4-power-manager has been having trouble with not updating the battery status in the systray icon (lots of bug reports for this); perhaps the icon option was removed because of this?

I would prefer that the XFCE4 development team would opt to fix the bug rather than let the feature vanish, because a fixed feature can't be added back in once it has been removed due to the freeze. sad

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#3 2015-03-16 21:02:53

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#4 2015-03-16 21:26:35

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#5 2015-03-16 21:42:22

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Re: [SOLVED] Battery icon in tint2

Perhaps try mate-power-manager instead?  Its interface isn't as robust as xfce4-power-manager, but it does include a systray icon option.

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#6 2015-03-16 21:46:32

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#7 2015-03-17 00:51:55

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Re: [SOLVED] Battery icon in tint2

Or keep xfce4-power-manager (and access it from a menu for configuration) and use a separate battery monitor for the systray? (There are such things I understand, though haven't researched it.)

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#8 2015-03-17 00:57:18

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I am for johnraff's suggestion if we can find a working battery monitor.

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#9 2015-03-17 07:45:19

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#10 2015-03-17 17:26:41

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Re: [SOLVED] Battery icon in tint2

git clone git@github.com:valr/cbatticon.git
cd cbatticon
sudo make WITH_GTK3=0 WITH_NOTIFY=0
sudo make install

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#11 2015-03-17 20:00:20

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#12 2015-03-18 00:02:28

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Re: [SOLVED] Battery icon in tint2

I tried mate-power-manager, as mentioned above. Easy, and it also gives the status of the battery in the wireless mouse. (Don't need it, but it amuses me to have it.) Two cents.

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#13 2015-03-18 04:45:22

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#14 2015-03-19 18:41:17

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#15 2015-03-20 00:42:52

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Re: [SOLVED] Battery icon in tint2

Unfortunately cbatticon's not in the Jessie repositories. neutral

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#16 2015-03-24 02:55:23

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Re: [SOLVED] Battery icon in tint2

What's wrong with simply using the battery display functionality that already is in tint2rc?

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#17 2015-03-24 04:32:40

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#18 2015-03-24 07:47:55

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Re: [SOLVED] Battery icon in tint2

I dislike the native text readout in tint2 because my laptop doesn't supply acpi with any discharge rate information so the "time remaining" section is always "0:00" and if I try to remove this section (by setting the font size to "0") the main battery percentage is offset by a pixel or two.

My OCD tendencies simply will not allow this...

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#19 2015-03-24 09:32:55

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#20 2015-03-24 11:02:29

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#21 2015-03-24 12:46:32

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#22 2015-03-24 20:23:13

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#23 2015-03-24 20:31:33

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#24 2015-03-24 20:46:07

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#25 2015-03-24 22:57:57

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