KDE 4.6 Beta 2 and HAL

Mark Greenwood captain_bodge at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Dec 18 12:30:48 GMT 2010


On Friday 17 Dec 2010 22:14:27 claydoh at claydoh.com wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> 
> clay
> 
Thanks Clay, that explains it I guess. Shame, my laptop has never liked HAL very much.. :-) How good is that Alpha of Natty I wonder..???

mark


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