> From: werner@...
> To: trinity-users@...
> Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:54:51 +0100
> Subject: [trinity-users] kdepowersave
>
> so, well, today I also upgraded my good ols eeepc701 to r14 (from 3.5.13), not
> without some trouble (had to issue aptitude dist-upgrade several times), but
> finally, ran through and most things seem to work.
> unfortunately, kdepowersave stopped working.
> whien started from the cli, I get this:
>
> kpowersave --force-acpi-check
> kpowersave: WARNING: Acquire org.freedesktop.Policy.Power interface failed
> with error: Connection ":1.13" is not allowed to own the
> service "org.freedesktop.Policy.Power" due to security policies in the
> configuration file
> kpowersave: WARNING: HAL is not ready. We will try later...
> kpowersave: ERROR: Can't connect to HAL
> kpowersave: ERROR: Could not connect to HAL
> kpowersave: WARNING: HAL is not ready. We will try later...
> kpowersave: WARNING: HAL is not ready. We will try later...
> kpowersave: WARNING: HAL is not ready. We will try later...
> kpowersave: WARNING: HAL is not ready. We will try later...
> kpowersave: WARNING: HAL is not ready. We will try later...
> kpowersave: ERROR: This machine does not support ACPI, APM, PMU, CPUFreq,
> Suspend2Disk nor Suspend2RAM. Please close KPowersave now.
> ERROR: Communication problem with kpowersave, it probably crashed.
>
> so, seems to be related to hal.
> anyone got an idea how to fix this (OS is debian wheezy).
>
> Werner
>

Hi,

If I were you, I would look for replacing the kpowersave package with something named tdepowersave, which doesn't need HAL anymore. It might be easier for you to find the package in Synaptic, depending on how you are comfortable with apt-get or aptitude.
Then it should work!

-Alexandre