Battery Power

How do I show how much battery power I have under Zorin 17 Core?

Please advise.

Thank you very much.

Right click on the background and click settings.
In settings go to Power.

Dear Storm:

When I click to Settings then Power, the battery power isn't shown which I have Zorin 17 Core. Please advise. Thank you very much.

The detection of battery charge is supplied by the battery unit itself.
If you are not seeing anything displayed, the battery itself may need repair or replacing or the drivers for it are not properly configured.
Since checking the drivers is more cost effective than replacing a battery... Let's do that first.
What is your make and model and year of the computer and what kernel are you on?

uname -r

Dear Aravisian:

Thanks for fast reply. I have a Dell nspiron-23-Model-5348 which I bought in 2015. I don't know what Kernal I have since I'm kind of new to Zorin. I'm trying to check status of CMOS battery. Please advise. Thank you very much.

Check in your BIOS / UEFI... on my machine, there's a setting to switch between the hardware reporting battery % level, and it reporting time remaining. I've got mine set to report % level.

You can launch the terminal with the keyboard shortcut ctl+alt+t or from the app menu.
Once launched, in it run

uname -r

to show your current booted kernel.

If you want to show all kernels installed, you can run:

apt list --installed | grep linux-image

That is not the same as main power battery and does not show under Zorin>Settings>Power

I don't know of a software utility that would display the voltage of your CMOS battery.

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Because I make conky objects... I can actually say that the ability is available in Zorin OS if you have LM Sensors installed.
It is just not labeled as CMOS so many users miss noticing that it is there:

The vbat output is the CMOS battery.
If you install LM-Sensors

sudo apt install lm-sensors

Detect the values and hardware

sudo sensors-detect

Then run


Users that have a CMOS battery should see it listed as vbat


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