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miskinis

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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2006, 07:36:20 am »
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The light goes off on my C3000 when battery is full...
Also you can run mb-applet-battery in xfce4 and e17 - you just need the appropriate systray plugin running.

Hi,

I reverted back to running the default openbox WM and matchbox components a
day or so ago, for reasons outside the scope of this post.

I see the mb-applet-battery process running.  In fact I just turned on the 6000 to
make sure, and when I did, I noticed the battery meter go from about 75% to 100%
like it was "catching up" to the correct value after being resumed.

Q: How could the mb-applet-battery process affect (control)  the charging light
        while the Z is suspended?
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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2006, 07:46:29 am »
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Hi,

I reverted back to running the default openbox WM and matchbox components a
day or so ago, for reasons outside the scope of this post.

I see the mb-applet-battery process running.  In fact I just turned on the 6000 to
make sure, and when I did, I noticed the battery meter go from about 75% to 100%
like it was "catching up" to the correct value after being resumed.

Q: How could the mb-applet-battery process affect (control)  the charging light
        while the Z is suspended?
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=118999\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]


sorry I wasn't too clear - I'm not suggesting that mb-applet-battery has anything to do with the charging light - simply providing some feedback to this query.
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Is there a reason why this does not function on pdaXrom? Is this true for all
the Zaurus models?
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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2006, 07:52:45 am »
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The light goes off on my C3000 when battery is full...
Also you can run mb-applet-battery in xfce4 and e17 - you just need the appropriate systray plugin running.
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=118990\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

Hey, could you please elaborate on that? Having the mb-applet-battery in xfce4 would be great!
Zaurus SL-5500 with:
128MB CF Card                                    
128MB SD Card
Symbol WiFi CF Card (working, sorta... overheats and shuts down!)
OZ 3.5.4 & GPE

Zaurus SL-C3100 with:
pdaXrom 1.1.0beta3 & XFCE4, /dev/hda1 256MB swap, /dev/hda2 512MB ext3, /dev/hda3 3328MB FAT32 for stuff
D-Link DCF-660 WiFi CF Card
1GB SD Card
128MB SD Card
128MB CF Card (for flashing)
USB Host Cable

& a Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD Picturebook with accessories...

[img]http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/7319/usbar21mw.gif\" border=\"0\" class=\"linked-sig-image\" /]

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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2006, 11:01:39 am »
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The light goes off on my C3000 when battery is full...
Also you can run mb-applet-battery in xfce4 and e17 - you just need the appropriate systray plugin running.
[div align=\"right\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

Hey, could you please elaborate on that? Having the mb-applet-battery in xfce4 would be great!
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=119004\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

just load xfce4 systemtray into your panel and then run mb-applet-whateveryouwant ... they then appear in your panel... busy in work so no time for a lengthier response just now... same principal in e17 - run the systemtray plugin (not sure of exact name from memory... itasks maybe ?) and then run your mb-applets
have a look at screenshot in [a href=\"https://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=18138&view=findpost&p=118596]this post[/url]
good luck
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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2006, 12:02:09 am »
When I try to add the system tray plugin into the panel, i get a "could not create panel item "Systemtray"... :-( Any ideas?
Zaurus SL-5500 with:
128MB CF Card                                    
128MB SD Card
Symbol WiFi CF Card (working, sorta... overheats and shuts down!)
OZ 3.5.4 & GPE

Zaurus SL-C3100 with:
pdaXrom 1.1.0beta3 & XFCE4, /dev/hda1 256MB swap, /dev/hda2 512MB ext3, /dev/hda3 3328MB FAT32 for stuff
D-Link DCF-660 WiFi CF Card
1GB SD Card
128MB SD Card
128MB CF Card (for flashing)
USB Host Cable

& a Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD Picturebook with accessories...

[img]http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/7319/usbar21mw.gif\" border=\"0\" class=\"linked-sig-image\" /]

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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2006, 12:37:49 am »
Update: I got it, I just had to follow cmpayc's advice on the "kde works; what about gnome" thread... :-)

Just a couple more questions: I have the systray plugin running ok and I have added the applets I want to it.

Is there any way to change the icons? Apart from looking, well, a little distorted, I think, they also have no transparency, meaning my desktop looks like this:

Zaurus SL-5500 with:
128MB CF Card                                    
128MB SD Card
Symbol WiFi CF Card (working, sorta... overheats and shuts down!)
OZ 3.5.4 & GPE

Zaurus SL-C3100 with:
pdaXrom 1.1.0beta3 & XFCE4, /dev/hda1 256MB swap, /dev/hda2 512MB ext3, /dev/hda3 3328MB FAT32 for stuff
D-Link DCF-660 WiFi CF Card
1GB SD Card
128MB SD Card
128MB CF Card (for flashing)
USB Host Cable

& a Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD Picturebook with accessories...

[img]http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/7319/usbar21mw.gif\" border=\"0\" class=\"linked-sig-image\" /]

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« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2006, 01:16:26 am »
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s there any way to change the icons? Apart from looking, well, a little distorted, I think, they also have no transparency, meaning my desktop looks like this:

1 - That screen looks really nice.  It's posts like that attracts new folks, expanding the
      user base!  

2 -  Those icons appear to be designed with a specific a background color of the surrounding
       area in mind.  If you compare both screenshots side by side, you will notice that the
       background color of the XFCE panel is lighter in the one you referenced in the link.
       This makes the icons appear almost transparent, but if you take a close look, on a big
       monitor if necessary, you see that the background color of the icons are slightly darker
       than the panel.

       OR - They are transparent, but they are overlayed onto an incorrect "sub area"
                 background color.

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« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2006, 05:51:19 am »
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2 -  Those icons appear to be designed with a specific a background color of the surrounding
       area in mind.

I think that's the one. I find it's easier to just pick a lighter theme that blends better (you can see the outlines in the screenshot but it's pretty much impossible to tell apart on the screen itself).

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[div align=\"right\"]Sharp Zaurus SL-760 / pdaXrom 1.1.0beta1 / Kingston 1GB SD - ext2 / SanDisk 512MB CF - fat / Socket CF WiFi
AMD Athlon 2400 + / Radeon 9600 AIW / 2 x 120 GB / 1GB PC3200 / Ubuntu 5.10
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« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2006, 07:05:12 am »
Wow ma40, that's a great desktop! :-)

Which theme is that?
Zaurus SL-5500 with:
128MB CF Card                                    
128MB SD Card
Symbol WiFi CF Card (working, sorta... overheats and shuts down!)
OZ 3.5.4 & GPE

Zaurus SL-C3100 with:
pdaXrom 1.1.0beta3 & XFCE4, /dev/hda1 256MB swap, /dev/hda2 512MB ext3, /dev/hda3 3328MB FAT32 for stuff
D-Link DCF-660 WiFi CF Card
1GB SD Card
128MB SD Card
128MB CF Card (for flashing)
USB Host Cable

& a Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD Picturebook with accessories...

[img]http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/7319/usbar21mw.gif\" border=\"0\" class=\"linked-sig-image\" /]

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« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2006, 01:52:41 pm »
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Wow ma40, that's a great desktop! :-)

Which theme is that?
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=119121\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

Xfce-basic with the Wildbrush style, customized a touch ;p
[div align=\"right\"]Sharp Zaurus SL-760 / pdaXrom 1.1.0beta1 / Kingston 1GB SD - ext2 / SanDisk 512MB CF - fat / Socket CF WiFi
AMD Athlon 2400 + / Radeon 9600 AIW / 2 x 120 GB / 1GB PC3200 / Ubuntu 5.10
My Zaurus/atheism blog[/div]

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« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2006, 03:07:35 pm »
@miskinis: my SL6000 occasionally turns the charging light off when battery is full, but not very often. I imagine its possible that this is also related to the power management thing, but I haven't investigated because it doesn't bother me.

@silencer51: does having the mb battery applet loaded in xfce4 give you working power management? It didn't work for me when I tried it, but Chero has reported success using it with fbpanel in xfce4.

(edit):
Loading the mb-applet-battery in enlightenment does give me working power management! It shows in the itray module.

(edit #2):
The charge light does switch off with the battery applet running...
« Last Edit: March 19, 2006, 11:45:29 pm by karlto »
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« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2006, 03:50:20 am »
Yeah, power management works for me using xfce4 panel...
Zaurus SL-5500 with:
128MB CF Card                                    
128MB SD Card
Symbol WiFi CF Card (working, sorta... overheats and shuts down!)
OZ 3.5.4 & GPE

Zaurus SL-C3100 with:
pdaXrom 1.1.0beta3 & XFCE4, /dev/hda1 256MB swap, /dev/hda2 512MB ext3, /dev/hda3 3328MB FAT32 for stuff
D-Link DCF-660 WiFi CF Card
1GB SD Card
128MB SD Card
128MB CF Card (for flashing)
USB Host Cable

& a Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD Picturebook with accessories...

[img]http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/7319/usbar21mw.gif\" border=\"0\" class=\"linked-sig-image\" /]

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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2006, 01:26:54 pm »
xfce4 panel with systray & mb-applet-battery loaded power management works for me too

Cheers
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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2006, 04:02:26 pm »
Hi Chero,

could You please post Your fbpanel-config.

I think about (I'm going to use) fvwm with fbpanel.

Thanks a lot in advance

Best regards

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« Last Edit: March 20, 2006, 04:04:43 pm by cmpayc13 »

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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2006, 11:19:30 pm »
A couple days ago I setup XFCE and the mb-applet-battery as well on the SL-6000.
I turned it on today, and I was pleased to see it just as I had left it, with an xterm running,
and no WM restart occurred.

Battery level was 100% according to the apm command.  I plugged in the AC power
(through the cradle, just in case this another variable) and notice something which
suprises me:

   # cat /proc/apm
      1.14 1.2 0x02 0x01 0x03 0x08 255% -1 ?
 
Maybe this "255%" is "normal", but I think I'll post it, to check with others.  Perhaps
there is some alignment/interpretation issues between some SW and HW?  I keep
seeing the same output, and the charging light remains on for now.

John
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