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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:

> 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.

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
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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