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Old 02-22-2011, 03:50 PM   #1
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KDE 4.6.0 (from Alien Bob's ktown repo), battery monitor no longer works

Hello fellow Slackers! New Slacker here.
I am running Slackware64 -current. I just upgraded KDE to 4.6.0 from Alien Bob's ktown repo, and upon doing so my battery monitor no longer functions properly. More specifically, the icon will appear in the panel, but when I choose the option to show the charge/discharge state it does not show. The icon only ever shows that the battery is not plugged in to an external power source (showing a plug and a red x).
It is important that I get the battery monitor functional once again as I am running my new Slackware64 -current install on a laptop and don't like to be left wondering when my laptop's battery will die and if I need to plug it in. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Old 02-22-2011, 05:21 PM   #2
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You need to install kdepim* packages and logout from KDE and login again
that should solve your problem
Old 02-24-2011, 04:22 PM   #3
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Actually, I do have kdepim* installed. I downloaded the entire ktown directory, which has kdepim*, and followed Eric Hameleers' instructions on upgrading to KDE 4.6.0 to the letter. Is there something else I am missing here? Thank you kindly for taking the time to help a novice Slackware user.


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