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Old 11-20-2003, 11:40 PM   #1
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Question Laptop battery monitor lost after update in SuSE 9


My recent install of SuSE 9 went vey well on my HP ze4230 laptop, with all hardware and ACPI perfectly configured by YaST. I went and got apt4rpm, because it rules. The problem is I ran an update and now the laptop battery monitor on the task bar is gone in KDE. I have verified that Acpid is running, but cannot find the place to re-enable the monitor. Can someone shed a little light on how to turn it on?
 
Old 11-21-2003, 04:02 AM   #2
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Hi

Open the Control Centre. Click on Power Control, then Laptop battery. Check the 'Show battery monitor' box...and ther eit should be.

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Old 11-21-2003, 10:36 AM   #3
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Under Power Control in the control center, the only thing there is Display Power Control. There are no other tabs. Did the battery monitor get uninstalled? Does anyone know what the program is called so I can re-install it?

Edit: I figured out what went wrong. You cannot trust apt-get upgrade to actually upgrade everything. Re-running it shows that the package kdeutils3-laptop has yet to be upgraded. Running apt-get upgrade again should fix this....

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Old 11-22-2003, 06:50 PM   #4
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Have you tried clicking on the panel with the left mouse button then add to panel -> utility (or what ever) -> battery charge monitor?
 
Old 11-22-2003, 09:32 PM   #5
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As it turns out, running apt-get upgrade was in fact a bad idea on this machine. Not only did it hose the battery monitor program (kdeutils3-laptop) but it messed up about twelve more. As it was a new install anyway, I simply re-installed SuSE and have finally figured out the connection problems I had with YaST. The warning on the apt site about blanket upgrading is very very true, and should be heeded by the wise... Thanks..
 
  


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