fedora power management not working in f13/kde

Chris Rouch chris.rouch at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 19:12:06 UTC 2010

On 2 August 2010 17:43, JB <jb.123abc at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Chris Rouch <chris.rouch <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> So I think this is a kde problem.
> Hi,
> have you looked into these in KDE:
> computer-system settings-general-notifications-system notifications-applications
> event source selection -> scroll to PowerDevil
> select item e.g. AC adaptor plugged in
> check off below e.g. Show a message in a popup
> etc
> Apply button to save
> The same is under:
> computer-system settings-advanced-power management- general settings-
> configure notifications

On my system, it was only in this place, but was already set.

> Now look into:
> computer-system settings-advanced-service manager-startup services
> check off PowerDevil
> Apply button to save

This was already set too.

> Finally:
> restart desktop to make sure that all services become available.
> Other:
> [jb at localhost ~]$ ps aux |grep -i power
> root      1439  0.0  0.3   6028  2364 ?        S    Aug01   0:04
> /usr/libexec/upowerd
> jb        6983  0.0  0.0   4312   736 pts/3    S+   17:29   0:00 grep -i power

Bingo! For whatever reason, upowerd is not running. If I start it by
hand everything works as expected. So now I need to find out why it's
either not being started or is failing silently. According to the man
page it should be started by dbus-daemon, which is running, "whenever
an application calls into the org.freedesktop.UPower service"

Thanks for your help so far.


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