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Re: [trinity-users] KPowersave stopped working

From: Philip Ashmore <contact@...>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 00:08:18 +0100
On 09/05/16 21:09, Slávek Banko wrote:
> On Monday 09 of May 2016 00:55:47 Philip Ashmore wrote:
>> On 08/05/16 09:50, Slávek Banko wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 19 of April 2016 11:36:17 Jan Stolarek wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> I have TDE 3.5.13.2 installed on Debian 7.10. Some time ago (probably
>>>> after one of security updates) my KPowerSave stopped working - it does
>>>> not allow me to set power scheme nor does it recognize whether the
>>>> laptop is running on battery or A/C. These features still work in other
>>>> programs (eg. htop recognizes whether I am running on battery or A/C, I
>>>> can use cpufreq-set to set CPU speed) so this is not a system-wide
>>>> breakage. Does anyone have any ideas what might be wrong?
>>>>
>>>> Janek
>>>
>>> HAL does not have its own init script, because it automatically triggered
>>> by the dbus - see
>>> /usr/share/dbus-1/system-services/org.freedesktop.Hal.service
>>
>> /usr/share/dbus-1/system-services/org.freedesktop.Hal.service: No such
>> file or directory
>>
>>> However, it seems that I've discovered a problem due to what HAL startup
>>> fails. Try creating the following symlinks (needs to run as root):
>>>
>>> ln -s -t /etc/hal/fdi /usr/share/hal/fdi/information
>>> /usr/share/hal/fdi/preprobe
>>
>> I have no directory
>>      /etc/hal/fdi
>> on my machine.
>>
>>> ...and then try to activate HAL by using the following command (as user):
>>>
>>> dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.DBus
>>> /org/freedesktop/ DBus org.freedesktop.DBus.StartServiceByName
>>> string:org.freedesktop.Hal uint32:0
>>
>> I didn't create the links but here's what I got:
>>
>> $ dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.DBus
>> /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus.StartServiceByName
>> string:org.freedesktop.Hal uint32:0
>> Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name
>> org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
>>
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>> Philip Ashmore
>>
>
> Do you have HAL installed? What a distribution and version? I tested HAL on
> Debian 7 (Wheezy) and now I verified HAL files on Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring).
>
I'm running Debian Jessie, the only package with hal in its name is 
kpowersave-nohal-trinity.

Sorry for the noise if your question was specific to Wheezy/Raring.