In this article, we will guide you on how to check the battery status of your Logitech mouse on Kubuntu. This can be particularly useful if you’re using a wireless Logitech mouse and want to monitor its battery life. We’ll cover several methods, including using the command line interface (CLI), GUI tools, and the Solaar program.
To check the Logitech mouse battery status on Kubuntu, you can use the UPower command line interface by running
upower --dump in the terminal. Additionally, you can install and use GUI tools like mate-power-statistics or gnome-power-statistics. Another option is to install the Solaar program and run it to view the battery status in a graphical interface.
Using UPower from the Command Line Interface
UPower is a powerful tool that provides an interface to enumerate power sources on the system and control system-wide power management. It can be used to get information about your mouse’s battery status.
To use UPower, open the terminal and type the following command:
--dump option is used to display detailed information about all power devices. This command will provide details such as the percentage of battery remaining, rechargeable status, and more.
Please note that this method may not work for all Logitech mouse models.
Using GUI Tools
If you prefer a graphical interface, you can use GUI tools like
gnome-power-statistics. These tools are part of the MATE Power Manager or GNOME Power Manager projects, respectively.
To use these tools, you need to install them first. Open the terminal and type the following commands:
sudo apt-get install mate-power-manager
sudo apt-get install gnome-power-manager
After installation, you can run these tools to monitor the battery status of your mouse. They provide a graphical interface where you can view the battery level, charging status, and other information.
Using the Solaar Program
Solaar is a Linux device manager for Logitech’s Unifying Receiver peripherals. It is able to pair/unpair devices to the receiver, and for most devices read battery status.
To install Solaar, use the following command:
sudo apt-get install solaar
After installation, you can run the Solaar program from the terminal by typing
solaar. This will open a graphical interface where you can select your mouse from the list of connected devices. The battery status will be displayed next to your mouse.
Please note that the availability and compatibility of these methods may vary depending on your specific Logitech mouse model and the version of Kubuntu you are using.
In conclusion, monitoring the battery status of your Logitech mouse on Kubuntu can be done in several ways. Whether you prefer using the command line or a graphical interface, Kubuntu provides the tools necessary to keep track of your mouse’s battery life.
No, the UPower method may not work for all Logitech mouse models. It is recommended to check the compatibility of your specific mouse model with UPower.
Yes, both mate-power-statistics and gnome-power-statistics are compatible with Kubuntu. You can install and use them to monitor the battery status of your Logitech mouse.
To install mate-power-manager, open the terminal and type:
sudo apt-get install mate-power-manager. This will install the necessary packages for mate-power-manager to work.
To install gnome-power-manager, open the terminal and type:
sudo apt-get install gnome-power-manager. This will install the necessary packages for gnome-power-manager to work.
Solaar can read the battery status for most Logitech devices. However, it is recommended to check the compatibility of your specific mouse model with Solaar.
To install Solaar, open the terminal and type:
sudo apt-get install solaar. This will install the Solaar program on your Kubuntu system.
Yes, you can use multiple methods simultaneously to check the battery status of your Logitech mouse. However, it is recommended to use one method at a time to avoid conflicts or confusion in the results.