Debian Sarge on IBM X40 howto - Part 2: Battery monitor

After I had a console which worked correctly I installed the usual stuf like: ssh less modconf emacs21

Then I installed GNOME with the following

apt-get install x-windows-system gnome-core gdm

… and waited a little.

Autoconfiguring my harware didn’t work but after replacing the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 with the content from a guide found on linux-laptop.net it worked like a charm.

Now I wanted a graphical battery indicator and I added “Utility” -> “Battery Charge Monitor” to my GNOME panel. But an error occured after adding it to my panel: “Can’t access ACPI events in /var/run/acpid.socket!”

apt-get install acpid

Solved the problem.

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