Support Multiple Batteries

Display status of the batteries per instance

Out of the box the primary battery status will be displayed in the i3-bar. For some laptops that have multiple batteries, e.g. ThinkPads, you want to have both batteries displayed:

  1. Stage your i3xrocks configuration files, then open ~/.config/regolith/i3xrocks/conf.d/80_battery in your editor of choice.
  2. Find the line that pertains to the battery blocklet:
# Battery indicator
#
# Displays total percentage charge left of specified battery.
[battery]
interval=30
# instance=BAT0
  1. List all the battery instances running on your machine by running:
ls /sys/class/power_supply/

# AC BAT0 BAT1
  1. 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

Further Reading

See the reference page for configurations for more details about config files in Regolith.


Last modified October 14, 2021: New Crowdin updates (#152) (67f3135)