March 30, 2023, 10:34am
I installed this fantastic distro on a iota 360 2in1 laptop.
Everything works out the box except no battery indicator and more importantly brightness. I went into preference but can’t find any brightness slider.
I’m on openbox
I don’t have any brightness keys on the keyboard for some reason.
Any suggestion anybody?
March 30, 2023, 8:25pm
yay -S brightnessctl
(Should it be missing.)
insert sg like this into
<command>brightnessctl s 5%-</command>
<command>brightnessctl s 5%+</command>
Super + F11 decreases, Super + F12 increases brightness in this case.
I have been looking for iOTA Flo 360 images and all of them have clearly marked the brightness keys.
This may be obvious but press Fn + F4 and Fn + F5 key combination.
March 31, 2023, 6:28am
Hi . I got an iota 360. The flo is another model. At F4 and F5 I have volume.
March 31, 2023, 6:30am
Great. I’ll try. And I presume I could set any other key in place if F11 and F12?
March 31, 2023, 7:53am
Sure. Search for - in rc.xml to avoid collision.
xev may help you to find the name of some non-trivial key-
March 31, 2023, 8:21am
Battery indicator should appear in panel when battery is less than 90% loaded (if your Mabox installation is relatively fresh - this was added in Dec 2022 release IIRC). It only shows percentage.
You can also install and use
cbatticon - lightweight battery icon for the system tray.
April 2, 2023, 3:17pm
Thank you all for your feedback. Got it working in the end
Power Manager also has a System tray icon, which can be enabled on the General tab.
@napcok can the new battery indicator be coerced to always show, instead of only below 90%?
April 5, 2023, 12:43pm
@biemster you can configure the battery indicator to your needs. By editing a configuration file or by GUI.
super + alt + p - will show you Mabox’s panel quick configuration menu, when you can find menu items to edit config file or configure tint2 by GUI.
Tint2 docs about battery indicator →
doc/tint2.md · master · o9000 / tint2 · GitLab
I follow your advices: Super+F11 and Super+F12 is good for me. Thank You.
I writing a script for obtein a indicator battery on the conky.
Maybe is good for you.
Hello, the community!
I’ve been use Mabox for a year now.
I likt it’s simplicity and the different fonctions available.
I bought my first laptop ten years ago and was then confronted to three faulty issues: not updated and obsolete softwares, a keyboard and a broken battery.
When I discovered Mabox, I searched for a code for the battery on the conky but I not found.
I decided to write my first code line to obtein a indicator of the battery charge.
Today, my script bash is ready and I want …
April 8, 2023, 2:42pm
You can use Conky variable for that:
does it matter WHERE you insert text into rc.xml?
April 14, 2023, 10:02am
@Imnewhere Not really. I suggest searching for similar key combination and there.
I inserted after jgconky-pipe /keybind. There are 2 level key combinations. Avoid that.
This is the end of keyboard definition and the beginning of mouse defininitions. over line 1030 with me
thanks, this helped tremendously!
i cant seem to get cbatticon to stay in my panel. It will appear if I type it into terminator but it doesn’t stay. So I need to edit a .config file to get it to stay?
April 18, 2023, 8:53pm
Just add command to Openbox’s autostart script
Something like that should work:
For available options and examples, see:
GitHub - valr/cbatticon: A lightweight and fast battery icon that sits in your system tray
learn something new everyday with this distro.