wmbattery - display laptop battery info, dockable in WindowMaker

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name wmbattery
Package version 2.41
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 99 B
Download size 25.11 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
wmbattery displays the status of your laptop's battery in a small icon.
This includes if it is plugged in, if the battery is charging, how many
minutes of battery life remain, and battery status (high - green, low -
yellow, or critical - red).
There's nothing in the program that makes it require WindowMaker, except
maybe the look. It can be docked in WindowMaker or AfterStep's dock.
wmbattery can use HAL, APM, ACPI, or even the SPIC that is in some Sony
laptops. It supports multi-battery machines, and can estimate how long
it will take the battery to finish charging or discharging.


Package Version Architecture Repository
wmbattery_2.41_amd64.deb 2.41 amd64 Debian Main
wmbattery - - -


Name Value
hal -
libapm1 >= 3.2.0-7
libc6 >= 2.7
libdbus-1-3 >= 1.0.2
libhal1 >=
libx11-6 -
libxext6 -
libxpm4 -


Type URL
Binary Package wmbattery_2.41_i386.deb
Source Package wmbattery

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install wmbattery deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install wmbattery




2012-03-30 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
wmbattery (2.41) unstable; urgency=low
* Accumulated packaging modernizations. Closes: #666370
2009-05-09 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
wmbattery (2.40) unstable; urgency=low
* Add -s option which can be used to ignore fluctuations
in reported battery charge (as seen on the EeePC) when
using -e. Closes: #527870 (Joseph Huang)
2008-07-22 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
wmbattery (2.39) unstable; urgency=low
* Use debhelper v7; rules file minimisation.
* Depend on hal since /proc/acpi is gone from the default kernels now.
Closes: #491099
2008-02-27 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
wmbattery (2.38) unstable; urgency=low
* Magic header file reordering to work around the disgusting
linux-libc-dev/libc headers conflicts (#435700). Closes: #463811
2008-02-20 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
wmbattery (2.37) unstable; urgency=low
* Support reconnecting to dbus if it's restarted. (AKA giant dbus-PITA)
2008-02-20 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
wmbattery (2.36) unstable; urgency=low
* Support reconnecting to hal if the connection is closed, as happens
if the hal is restarted.
2008-02-02 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
wmbattery (2.35) unstable; urgency=low
* Don't spew error messages if optional hal properties are not available.
* Only check to see if a battery is charging if hal reports there is AC
power. This is perhaps not 100% correct in systems with multiple batteries
that may cross-charge when off AC, but it's faster and it avoids bugs in
hal (#463740).
2008-02-01 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
wmbattery (2.34) unstable; urgency=low
* Bit the bullet, stopped trying to track the kernel's ever changing
interfaces, and added support for querying battery information from hal.
Support for the old kernel interfaces (APM, ACPI, etc) is still present,
but to use new interfaces such 2.6.24's /sys/class/power_adapter, you'll
have to have dbus and hal.
Closes: #456247, #246641, #290712, #393616, #456248
* Fix -e option.
2007-12-22 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
wmbattery (2.33) unstable; urgency=low
* Correct issue with the statically allocated string returned by
get_acpi_value that caused it to only look at last full capacity and never
really at design capacity.
2007-12-07 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
wmbattery (2.32) unstable; urgency=low
* Guard some divisions against division by zero. I've never seen that
happen and can't reproduce it, but see #454766.
* Merge acpi change from procmeter3: Limit string length when reading from

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