On Tue, 23 Dec 2014, Werner Joss wrote: > Am Montag, 22. Dezember 2014, 15:58:33 schrieb Felmon Davis: >> On Mon, 22 Dec 2014, Werner Joss wrote: >>> Am Montag, 22. Dezember 2014, 11:21:26 schrieb Alexandre: >>>> Can you post a screenshot of you searching for the keyword powersave in >>>> Synaptic. It is very very unlikely that it is not there. >>> >>> well, problem solved :) >>> it turned out that >>> - my /etc/apt/sources.list.d/trinity.list file (which kept the entries for >>> trinity) had vanished during my initial several 'dist-upgrades' (forced by >>> errors) >>> - once fixed, aptitude found tdepowersave, which would uninstall/replace >>> kpowersave upon installation >>> >>> after next reboot, tdepowersave starts automatically and works as >>> expected. >>> thanks for your help. >> >> glad you got yours figured out. not so lucky here. >> >> trying to install the new release practically killed my system. I >> wrestled it back to near health though there are still issues, >> including the kpowersave issue. I didn't have tdepowersave in >> apt-cache. > > that was here only with vanished sources.list entrys for trinity. not sure what you mean by 'vanished'. in the end though I'm supposing something was wrong with the sources.list I used. maybe I'll hook up that hard-drive and have another look. I'm a bit spoiled by the pleasant speed of the ssd card on this laptop so I doubt I'll put the old hard-drive back into actual use. (got to research the 'trim' issues.) >> I took the hard-drive out and put in a new virgin one, did a new >> install but for carrying over home. that has the tdepowersave app but >> it is misbehaving: it shuts down the system no matter what I put in >> the configuration menu. (or maybe something else does...?) > > I suppose, it must be something else. slowly I think so too and in fact I'm suspecting I made an error somewhere. >> guess this is an advance since the other version either didn't have a >> config menu or only had one after manually loading hald. even then I >> wasn't sure it was doing anything. > > does it at least show the battery status ? > (it should, of course). > Werner I'll tell you when I boot up that drive again. Mike Bird downthread gave some intriguing advice; I'll prob try that too. F.