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Month: April 2014

Re: [trinity-users] KPowerSave doesn't indicate battery level

From: Jan Stolarek <jan.stolarek@...>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:25:59 +0200
> I have repaired HAL-related problems before by completely purging and
> reinstalling the hal and hal-trinity packages and their configuration
> files (literally, via "sudo dpkg --purge --force-all hal-trinity
> libhal-storage1 libhal1" followed by "sudo apt-get -f install").  You
> might want to give this a try, as HAL tends to have rather severe problems
> after a dist-upgrade in my experience.
I tried that but it didn't help. I also tried purging hal package but with no result.

One thing that changed after the upgrade is that kpowersave icon in the tray is greyed out when I 
log into Trinity, as if HAL was not accessable. Only after several seconds it becomes normal. 
Please note that kpowersave reports HAL as enabled and complains when I shut down hal daemon. So 
there seems to be some communication between them (just reading from HAL?). Is there any way I 
can debug this? I recall struggling with similar problem under KDE3 and OpenSUSE. Back then it 
was a matter of some dbus permissions.

> This embarrassing situation was a strong motivator for the complete
> removal of HAL in R14. ;-)
This begs the question when will R14 be released.