Change LXDE Battery Monitor in DEBIAN

More than change will be Install a new one since the one that comes by default in LXDE you can't uninstall it, just remove it and put it on your panel. In my case we will use the application FDPOWERMON we install:

When you finish installing it, as root we go to this address / etc / xdg / lxsession / LXDE and we open the autostart file with our text editor. (If you like, you can do it from the terminal with nano or vim.)

And we add to the last line @fdpowermon:

And when we're done we'll have a Battery Monitor prettier. Now we just have to restart or log out and they will have something like this in their panel in the notification area:


Now let me show you how my Debian Testing with LXDE. You will notice that it does not have the Menu (or Home) Button. Instead I put a panel with all the Main Applications.    

Well that was it for today. Give your opinion to see if you like it. It's my first article, so please excuse me. Suggestions are welcome.

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  1.   Andrex said

    Great article. I love these little tricks. Keep on posting things for LXDE.

    LXDE We love you !!!!!!!!!!!!

    1.    merlin the debianite said

      Thank you for comment.

  2.   Leo said

    Great !!
    Now I am in E17 but I would be interested to know how to put a network use monitor in LXDE, because the two they have only turn on and off when they are used. But what I need is something like a graph or a bar that indicates how many kb / s of the network is being used, and if it is input and output better.

    If anyone knows how to do it, I will appreciate it.

    1.    merlin the debianite said

      It would be more or less the same process as with the battery but to be honest I do not know any network monitor for now let me investigate and I will comment.

    2.    Yesid gilberto said

      You can do it with conky and there you configure it to show it from the start

      1.    merlin the debianite said

        True but this form is only for LXDE. Although now that I remember gnome had something similar.

    3.    merlin the debianite said

      You can put any traffic monitor in the repositories but none shows bars or graphs only the numbers.

      1.    Leo said

        Ok, I'll see what I find by checking the repositories.
        Thanks for answering!!!

  3.   lex aleksandre said

    But what was the reason you didn't want to use the default battery monitor?

    1.    merlin the debianite said

      1. It was very ugly
      2. Does not mark the time it takes to reach 0% charge
      3. Sometimes that default monitor does not work correctly and you have to restart the machine.
      4 he was very ugly
      5. I also wanted to show you my Debian with LXDE.
      6. Did I mention that it was very ugly?

      1.    auroszx said

        Makes sense. You missed saying that it is very fe

      2.    st0rmt4il said

        Hehehe .. yeah, the default indicator goes to something average or horrible xD! .. hehe: P!

  4.   aldo said

    Faaa others would be great, you will teach us how to put that panel in Lubuntu, thanks!

    1.    merlin the debianite said

      It is not very difficult, I will explain it in the next article. You only give it to add a new panel, you put 200 pixels wide, you add the application bar and you add the applications or programs you want. If it is not very clear to you, let me know and I will do the article.

  5.   aldo said

    ready, I'm clear, thank you very much

  6.   Rayonant said

    Very useful, when you use basic installations of LXDE or distributions that do not touch the graphical subject much, you always find that horrible battery indicator! and did not know a light one for replacement, thanks for sharing the shape.

    1.    merlin the debianite said

      It also works in the Xfce Panel. Checked.

  7.   st0rmt4il said

    Something like that I was looking for ...

    Thank you!

  8.   darkar said

    Excellent post encouraged me to install debian and it appears without a battery monitor, I installed this and it was perfect thanks

  9.   RCASARI1987 said

    Very good I know that the post is old but I am quite a newbie in Linux and more in this desktop environment, but it is the one that works best on my laptop if there is something better now, one that is more advanced, could you inform me, good thanks and very good post