View Full Version : [ubuntu] Discharge rate

August 24th, 2008, 04:23 AM

Is there anyway I can get info about the battery discharge rate? I searched around and cant seem to find a command or widget or something...


Sam Lars
August 24th, 2008, 09:49 PM
What do you mean by the "rate?"
If the power manager icon is in the system tray, you can right click and look at Power History, which has all kinds of good info.
You can install and run (with sudo) powertop, which will show you the wattage and what's waking up the processor.
You can run

acpi -b
to get info on your battery.
There's also a gnome-panel applet to monitor battery usage.

August 26th, 2008, 04:13 AM
Thanks sam. I found that powertop gave me the info I needed.:)