BattStatApplet gone after upgrade to 4.9Stable

Stacey Roberts stacey at
Sun Nov 16 17:10:52 PST 2003

       Forgive me if this is the wrong list for this question.

I've had Gnome-2.4.x & FreeBSD-4.9Pre running on an HP XE2 laptop for
sometime with no problems. I upgraded to 4.9Stable today, and noticed
that the battery status applet no longer appears.

I still see the "BattStatApplet" message in the Gnome2.4 splash screen
when starting X, but no icon for the application appears anywhere, and
no messages relevant to any failures appear in messages / security.

Here's the uname info:
$ uname -a
FreeBSD 4.9-STABLE FreeBSD 4.9-STABLE #2: Mon
Nov 17 00:24:01 GMT 2003    
stacey at  i386

Here's what I've got (and always worked in the past) in /etc/rc.conf:
$ grep -i apm /etc/rc.conf

Here's the kernel entry that I've got for APM:
$ grep -i apm /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/XE2
device          apm0    at nexus? flags 0x20 # Advanced Power Management

I'd really like to know how I can recover this functionality. If there
is any information I could add, please let me know.

Thanks for the time.


Stacey Roberts
B.Sc (HONS) Computer Science


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