Have you ever been engrossed in work so much so that you forget to check your system battery and it just sleeps on you? Well, all that is a thing of the past now since you know about the lightweight utility app to fix that.
We introduce to you the Battery Monitor; is a tiny tool that will notify you about your system’s battery status which could be Charging, Discharging, Not Charging, Critically Low Battery on Linux.
As a Python (Python3 and PyGtk3) app, it has an excellent performance coupled with its minimal design icons and typeface.
Features of Battery Monitor
- Notify you of your battery status
- Clean minimal design UI
- Swift performance
Install Battery Monitor on Ubuntu and Debian
Let’s install from PPA:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maateen/battery-monitor -y $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install battery-monitor -y
That’s all. Battery Monitor is installed on your Ubuntu or Debian system.
Every time, when you will start or restart your machine, the Battery Monitor app will run automatically in system background. If its your first time, let’s run the app yourself by running
battery-monitor in your terminal.
If your terminal closed, you can also launch Battery Monitor by pressing
alt+f2, and enter
battery-monitor command in the box to start it.
Are you already a Battery Monitor user? If not try it out and drop your feedback on it’s performance. Or maybe you use a different utility tool to monitor your battery of Linux, feel free to tell us about it in the comments section.
5 thoughts on “Battery Monitor – Keep Track of Your Linux Battery Status”
Doesn’t work …
Have you pulled battery monitor? Installed the PPA, then tried to install BM, not found.
Try again using the guide on the official page. The links is in the article
I tried installing battery monitor today on Ubuntu 14.04, but it just won’t work. The error message says there’s a syntax error in AppIndicator.py, Line 14.
Does it support 2 batteries? And XFCE panel?
I have Xubuntu 14.04.2 on my (Android) tablet (ASUS tf300t) and official battery monitor somehow supports both batteries, but I have to click on the battery indicator icon to be shown their values and I would prefer to have to icons with values on the panel.