Sunday, 13 December 2015

Battery Monitor v2

Battery Monitor is a utility to monitor the battery life of your laptop. I got some time this weekend to make some improvements.

What's New

* Log file will be rotated when laptop is removed from charger
* Charging rate and time left to charge will be displayed when connected to charger
* New UI layout
* The UI can be run as a normal user. Admin access is not required.

Remove Previous Version (Important)

The previous version needs to be removed before installing this version as the package name has changed. Run the following commands to remove the previous version.

Uncheck the 'Enable logging' checkbox on the main window.

Run the following command to remove the package completely.

sudo apt-get remove aptik-bmon


Ubuntu based distributions

If you are using the following Ubuntu releases (or any of its derivates like Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Linux Mint) then you can install it from the LaunchPad PPA:
  • Ubuntu 16.04 (xenial)
  • Ubuntu 15.10 (wily)
  • Ubuntu 15.04 (vivid)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty)
Run the following commands in a terminal window:
sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install aptik-battery-monitor

Other Linux Distributions

Download the installer from following links: (32-bit, 200 KB) (64-bit, 200 KB)

Run it from a terminal window using the following commands:
./   #32-bit
./  #64-bit

Depending on the distribution that you are using, you may need to install packages for the following dependencies:
libgee-0.8 json-glib 


Run the following command in a terminal window:

sudo apt-get remove aptik-battery-monitor