Support Multiple Batteries
Out of the box the primary battery status will be displayed in the i3-bar. For some laptops that has multiple batteries e.g. ThinkPad, you want to have both batteries displayed. To do so, follow the steps:
- Stage your own i3 config file (tutorial), then open
~/.config/regolith/i3xrocks/conf.d/80_batteryin your editor of choice.
- Find the line that pertains to the battery blocklet:
... # Battery indicator # # Displays total percentage charge left of specified battery. [battery] interval=30 # instance=BAT0
- List all the battery instances running on your machine by running:
ls /sys/class/power_supply/ # AC BAT0 BAT1
- Update the staged config file to have a new blocklet as such:
... # Battery indicator # # Displays total percentage charge left of specified battery. [battery] interval=30 instance=BAT0 [battery] interval=30 instance=BAT1
See the reference page for configurations for more details about config files in Regolith.
Was this page helpful?
Glad to hear it! Please tell us how we can improve.
Sorry to hear that. Please tell us how we can improve.