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HP Mini 210-1000 running Ubuntu 10.10 desktop....the battery icon in the info bar in the top right hand corner of the ubuntu desktop when clicked on says..."estimating" and never changes...the ...
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    [SOLVED] battery monitor program


    HP Mini 210-1000 running Ubuntu 10.10 desktop....the battery icon in the info bar in the top right hand corner of the ubuntu desktop when clicked on says..."estimating" and never changes...the graph is completely flat lined...brand new extended life battery which works real well...retired the 3 cell battery which wasnt holding a charge..
    any known fixes for this...thanks

    Gene

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    I had the same issue, but this worked for me!

    Open up your terminal and use the following command:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:iaz/battery-status && sudo apt-get update

    Press enter, let that finish downloading, then enter this command next:

    sudo apt-get install battery-status

    After you finish installing it, press alt+F2, and then enter this command to bring up the applet on your screen (I think it should ask if you want to disable the default battery monitor):

    /usr/lib/battery-status/battery-status --indicator

    If you want it to run every time you start up, go to System > Preferences > Startup applications and add /usr/lib/battery-status/battery-status --indicator as a new entry.

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    Just tried it out on the netbook and worked great...thanks so much

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