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warning for low battery

Postby debutano » 2018-02-06 03:07

Any package which will pop-up a window to warn of low-battery level? I am using gkrellm to monitor my system. It does not seem to have this feature.
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Re: warning for low battery

Postby bw123 » 2018-02-06 04:07

If all you want is a popup, then gkrellm should be able to take care of running a dialog/osd app for you. If you like things text then try whiptail.

gkrellm man page will surely have the info you need, though I haven't used it in a long time.

Using apt search and apt show is the way to go if you like to rough it. I use aptitude to look at descriptions of packages, but there are a lot of ways to find software.

Some possible searches:
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Re: warning for low battery

Postby Thorny » 2018-02-06 09:44

debutano wrote:Any package which will pop-up a window to warn of low-battery level? I am using gkrellm to monitor my system. It does not seem to have this feature.

Isn't this possibly a feature of the Desktop Enviroment you are using? Which, by the way, you didn't mention.

With gkrellm, are you at least seeing the battery condition? In other words, do you have it enabled?

If so, on the setup tab for the gkrellm battery monitor do you have the Alerts configured the way you want them and the Alerts enabled?
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Re: warning for low battery

Postby debutano » 2018-02-08 06:22

Using gkrellm with KDE. How to set the level to raise alarm? two screenshots.



Now, how do I insert a screenshot saved in my Picture dir?
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Re: warning for low battery

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Re: warning for low battery

Postby Thorny » 2018-02-08 09:17

debutano wrote:Using gkrellm with KDE. How to set the level to raise alarm?

So, once again I ask, on the setup tab for the gkrellm battery monitor do you have the Alerts configured the way you want them and the Alerts enabled?
By Alerts enabled I mean the checkbox checked.
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Re: warning for low battery

Postby debutano » 2018-02-09 02:03

Thorny wrote:
debutano wrote:Using gkrellm with KDE. How to set the level to raise alarm?

So, once again I ask, on the setup tab for the gkrellm battery monitor do you have the Alerts configured the way you want them and the Alerts enabled?
By Alerts enabled I mean the checkbox checked.


I have enabled Alert via the checkbox. That's easy. But how to configure for the alarm to be triggered at say, 10% battery level? It's not in the manual.
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Re: warning for low battery

Postby Thorny » 2018-02-09 09:44

debutano wrote:I have enabled Alert via the checkbox. That's easy. But how to configure for the alarm to be triggered at say, 10% battery level? It's not in the manual.

See that button on the setup tab for the battery monitor? The one with a circle with an "A" in it that also has "Alerts" on it? It is to the left of the checkbox that enables. Click that.

Gkrellm may not be the best choice for you. I am not familiar with KDE, but there are other users here who might be. I expect that there would be something somewhere in the KDE power settings that could do what you want.
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Re: warning for low battery

Postby Hallvor » 2018-02-09 11:08

debutano wrote:Any package which will pop-up a window to warn of low-battery level? I am using gkrellm to monitor my system. It does not seem to have this feature.


Why not just use the default one for KDE? It should be in System settings --> Powersaving --> Advanced. (Or something like that. I use a localized version.) You can make any popup notification you want there.
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Re: warning for low battery

Postby Thorny » 2018-02-09 11:24

See debutano, I knew there would be a KDE user here somewhere.
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Re: warning for low battery

Postby debutano » 2018-02-10 03:12

Thorny wrote:
debutano wrote:I have enabled Alert via the checkbox. That's easy. But how to configure for the alarm to be triggered at say, 10% battery level? It's not in the manual.

See that button on the setup tab for the battery monitor? The one with a circle with an "A" in it that also has "Alerts" on it? It is to the left of the checkbox that enables. Click that.

Gkrellm may not be the best choice for you. I am not familiar with KDE, but there are other users here who might be. I expect that there would be something somewhere in the KDE power settings that could do what you want.


Thanks. Did not realise that that circled "A" and "Alert" was a button.
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Re: warning for low battery

Postby debutano » 2018-02-10 03:16

Hallvor wrote:
debutano wrote:Any package which will pop-up a window to warn of low-battery level? I am using gkrellm to monitor my system. It does not seem to have this feature.


Why not just use the default one for KDE? It should be in System settings --> Powersaving --> Advanced. (Or something like that. I use a localized version.) You can make any popup notification you want there.


No Powersaving in System Settings. Nothing for power management at all. In fact, system settings have been reduced in Stretch compared to Wheezy.
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Re: warning for low battery

Postby Hallvor » 2018-02-10 06:49

What is this, then? (Bottom middle icon.)

Running Stretch...

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And here is where you select popup actions:
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Re: warning for low battery

Postby debutano » 2018-02-11 01:36

Hallvor,

Thanks for the info. It is most helpful. After installing the packages, Power Management appears in System Settings. There are settings for AC Power, Battery and Low Battery and a varieties of time settings for each case.

Thanks esp. for including the images. A picture speaks a thousand words. As a side issue, I wish this forum can make it easy to include images directly in our messages.
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Re: warning for low battery

Postby Thorny » 2018-02-11 08:26

debutano wrote:Thanks esp. for including the images. A picture speaks a thousand words. As a side issue, I wish this forum can make it easy to include images directly in our messages.

Well, if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

This forum has no interest in making it easy to include images. Images take up server space which is limited and someone is paying for it. You got your help for free. Some of us have low bandwidth caps on our Internet connection, thus we don't want to download more than we have to in order to be able to try and help people. For example, if I go over my monthly bandwidth cap, it is expensive and us volunteers do this for free.

If you must present an image, there are ways to include one by including a thumbnail image (a small image) that is a link to your original image stored somewhere else. Garry gave you a link that explains how to post images if you really need to but in most cases it isn't necessary.

In addition, when someone trying to help asks you for more information, they should not have to ask the same question twice in order to try and help you as I did in this thread. Some helpers would have just moved on and not tried to help you any further, I did not.

I hope this doesn't sound harsh, I don't mean it to, I just want to give advice to help you with your further questions, as you will likely have more.

On the forums we do have some expectations of you, please read this post from a forum administrator.
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