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I3 status bar not showing my battery

asked 2014-09-12 04:14:42 +0000

ochi12 gravatar image

I'm using debian with I3. So far everything is working OK, but I'm having issues with the i3status bar. It doesn't show the status of my battery. Ir says "No battery", as if I were using a desktop Pc. What can I do?

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Could you post your /etc/i3status.conf file, please.

tinh gravatar imagetinh ( 2014-09-14 11:49:45 +0000 )edit

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answered 2014-09-16 13:01:10 +0000

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This is the same problem I had with Ubuntu 14.04. Changing the battery number in the i3status.conf file from 0 to 1 helped me.

When you do this, you have to change two lines. First near the top of the configuration.

# order += "battery 0" old
order += "battery 1" # new

And the following, somewhere in the middle:

# battery 0 { old
battery 1 { # new
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