can someone help me to patch the battstat apple-step by stept. i need it to point to /proc/acpi. I've tried it but without any success with the help of other messages on the web. i have gnome 2.8
Well, I cannot give you step-by-step instructions since I don't use this applet and I don't use Gnome, but I had similar problems with other battery status monitoring programs.
Basically, what you have to do is edit the source code. This is not hard at all, even if you don't know anything about C or C++. Just open up those *.c or *.cc files with your favorite text editor and look out for strings which contain the directories and filenames and change them if necessary.