Fixing Battery Display

Posted: August 1, 2006 in OSx86 Configuration

Another problem some laptop users face when using OSx86 is the fact that the OS does not detect whether the laptop is on battery or plugged-in, and it does not give any options for battery saving settings. If you have this problem there is a single file called PowerManagement.bundle that fix it.

Follow these steps to install:

1) Download PowerManagement.tar.gz

2) Extract PowerManagement.tar.gz to your desktop. It will create a bundle file

3) Open up a terminal, and type in “sudo -s” and hit enter… then type in your password

4) Type “rm -r /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle” (NOTE THIS WILL DELETE YOUR EXISITING POWER MANAGEMENT DRIVER. BACK IT UP FIRST IF YOU’RE NOT SURE ABOUT THIS)

5) Type “mv /Users/Your UserName/Desktop/PowerManagement.bundle /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle”.

6) Repair your permissions with the ‘Disk Utility’.
For those who are not familiar with Mac you do this by opening Disk Utility, located in Applications/Utilities. Once it opens click on your Mac HD, and click on the ‘Repair Disk Permissions’ button located at the bottom. When it is done, just close it.

7) Reboot

That should create a new section on the “Energy Savings” panel, inside the ‘System Preferences’. I would recommend you go and check it out, and make sure to disable any options that will put the HD to sleep or turn it off. This fix will automatically detect the power source (Battery or Outlet) and will give you the options to display a status icon accompanied by either a percent or time remaining up-to-date information.


New info here

Old info here

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Comments
  1. m3n50 says:

    Thx, i try!

  2. emhog says:

    thanks, but this didn’t do it for me. i have google the whole internet for a fix to this problem, any ideas to why this wont work for me? im usin a Fijutsu-siemens Amilo pi3540 whit os 10.5.8. thanks

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