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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


cd batterycat


make


sudo cp batterycat /usr/local/bin

You can then start it via the terminal with this command:

batterycat

That's it!

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