BatteryCat is a cross-platform monitoring and health tool that allows via a simple GUI to check information about your laptop battery. In this article we will help you install it under Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot (can also be installed on older versions of Ubuntu).
Before we start the installation of BatteryCat, we need first to install this dependency:
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev
Then install the application with these commands:
wget -O batterycat_0.6.tar.gz http://goo.gl/mCWuJ
tar zxvf batterycat_0.6.tar.gz
sudo cp batterycat /usr/local/bin
You can then start it via the terminal with this command: