KDE 4.6 Beta 2 and HAL

claydoh at claydoh.com claydoh at claydoh.com
Fri Dec 17 22:14:27 UTC 2010

> Has anyone else been trying the release of KDE 4.6 Beta 2 that's in the
> Kubuntu PPA? So far it seems very stable to me but there's one problem.
> KDE 4.6 is supposed to be able to run without HAL, but when I remove HAL
> from my laptop I get a message from PowerDevil saying it can't find any
> power management backends. It's supposed to be able to use upower now -
> which is installed - and indeed when running on battery with HAL installed
> I get two batteries displayed in PowerDevil which indicates it is
> detecting the battery via HAL and via upower - so why is it complaining
> about there being no working backends?
> Mark

While KDE 4.6 is supposed to be able to be run without HAL, in Kubuntu
Maverick I don't think all the parts are built to be used without HAL. A
HAL-less KDE system is just now being tested in Natty.


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