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Old 12-31-2006, 10:51 PM   #1
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KDE Battery Monitor Will Not Start


I can't get the battery monitor for KDE to start up. In the Control Center it displays the battery usage, but I can't get it to go into the tray. "Show battery monitor" is checked, and "Start Battery Monitor" does nothing when clicked. If I disalbe the "Show battery monitor" option and I click the "Start Battery Monitor" it complains about the option being disabled, so it's working somewhat.

I did some searching and found a couple things to try:

Code:
> set the value of X-KDE-Kded-load-on-demand
> in /opt/kde3/share/services/kded/klaptopdeamon.desktop to true...?
I've looked at that, and the value was already set to true. So obviously that didn't work for me.

Code:
#!/bin/bash
dcop kded kded loadModule klaptopdaemon
dcop kded klaptopdaemon restart
That script commands load correctly, but does not solve anything as the problem still persists. Is there anything else I can try to correct this problem? Is there any log I can check for errors?

I'm running Slackware 11. Thanks .
 
Old 01-02-2007, 01:36 AM   #2
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What kernel did you install?

EX: On my laptop, I need to have ACPI compiled into the kernel, not as modules, to allow ACPI functions (i.e. Battery, Fan, etc...)
 
Old 01-02-2007, 02:05 AM   #3
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check lsmod,do you have the ac and battery modules loaded? If not, try
Code:
modprobe ac
modprobe battery
then try to start battery monitor again.

Last edited by chrisg631; 01-02-2007 at 02:07 AM.
 
Old 01-02-2007, 11:47 AM   #4
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I got the problem solved. I did compile the components as modules, but they have to be loaded at boot. For example, when having this problem I was using modprobe to load the modules after boot. For some reason KDE won't recognize them if they're loaded after the boot. When I put the modules into rc.modules and ran KDE after a reboot it showed up in the system tray.

I find that weird because the modules were loaded, but when pressing the "Start Battery Monitor" button, it fails to recognize them.

Thanks for the replies.
 
  


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