On Sat, 20 Sep 2014, Slávek Banko wrote: > On Saturday 20 of September 2014 18:48:01 Felmon Davis wrote: >> On Sat, 20 Sep 2014, Slávek Banko wrote: > > [...] > >>> Absence init script for hald is not a fault - is initialized from dbus >>> daemon. The question is, what's your kernel version - from distribution >>> or backports? >> >> from backports; 'uname -r' says: >> >> 126.96.36.199-0.bpo.4-686-pae >> >> it's a dual-core Acer Aspire v5 laptop. >> >> F. > > So that explains it! Hal from distribution does not work properly with the > kernel from backports. I have updated hal packages, but so far I have not > uploaded this packages into my ppa. hello! Slavek sent me some updates which fixed the kernel conflict. kpowersave now seems alive and happy! I note that '/opt/trinity/bin/kpowersave' is now at work. many thanks especially to Slavek but also to everyone else since you all helped get to the heart of the issue not to mention my appreciation of the patient support! F. -- Felmon Davis Vincit qui patitur: He conquers, who endures.