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Month: June 2012

Re: [trinity-users] kpowersave 3.5.14

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:30:52 -0500
> On Tuesday 12 June 2012 10:39:49 am Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> > New laptop, installed Debian Wheezy AMD64, which is Debians current
>> > testing branch
>> > and TDE 3.5.14 from nightly builds., built for Wheezy.
>> >
>> > TDE is working  well here. Since this is a laptop install I want to
>> > usekpowersave.
>> > I get the kpowersave icon in my systray but there is no inormation or
>> > options
>> > available when I right click on the icon.
>> Do you have HAL installed?  Is HAL running?
>> There is another application I wrote to directly interact with the new
>> TDE
>> hardware library (bypassing HAL altogether), but it does not have a
>> Debian/Ubuntu package available from the nightly builds yet.  Sources
>> are
>> here:
>> Tim
> hald was not running, but it is installed via hal-trinity metapackage.  I
> can
> manually start it and kpowersave now has some configurable options.
> hald is not getting added to any run levels,
> Debian uses rcS.d for 'Boot-time system configuration/initialization
> script'
> rc2.d - rc5.d are multiuser
> default runlevel is rc2.d

I'd file a bug against the upstream Debian hal package:

hal-trinity is just a metapackage that requires hal as you are aware, so
the issue with HAL not starting is not a TDE-specific problem.

That being said, be advised that HAL is deprecated and may not be included
for much longer.  If possible, please try the new kpowersave-nohal
application and report any bugs you experience when using it so that the
HAL-->udev transition will go more smoothly in the future.