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#1 2010-12-28 04:06:09

webdawg
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Registered: 2010-12-28
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Xfce power manager - Battery is charging

I am having a problem with xfce.  I have arch installed on an ibm t61 and everything seems to work great.

Right now, if the laptop is plugged in, the 'battery is charging' bubble/tip keeps flashing on and off in the right hand corner.  Also with this laptop if I head into the xfce4-power-manager the lid close and power button options are greyed out.

Any help?  I do not even know where to start to look.

Thanks,

Web

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#2 2010-12-28 05:57:28

moetunes
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Registered: 2010-10-09
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Re: Xfce power manager - Battery is charging

In "pacman -Ss xfce" there is "xfce4-power-manager" do you have it installed?


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#3 2010-12-28 16:25:59

pogeymanz
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Registered: 2008-03-11
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Re: Xfce power manager - Battery is charging

You probably are missing one of:

acpi
acpid
pm-utils (I don't know if xfce4-power-manager needs this guy)

So pacman -S each of those and make sure to add acpid to rc.conf daemons array unless you also run hal (hal loads acpid automatically)

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#4 2011-01-05 02:16:08

webdawg
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Registered: 2010-12-28
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Re: Xfce power manager - Battery is charging

I have done all of this.  The items you mention are installed.  The daemons are started.  Still, nothing.

Anyone know where I should be looking?

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#5 2011-01-11 01:55:54

webdawg
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Registered: 2010-12-28
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Re: Xfce power manager - Battery is charging

Well.  I had myself added to power and storage.  I think it had something to do with my hal.conf

I added these lines because I had another device that was not mounting...it works now:

hal just gets more and more complicated hmm

  <policy group="power">
    <allow send_interface="org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.SystemPowerManagement"/>
    <allow send_interface="org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.LaptopPanel"/>
  </policy>

  <policy group="storage">
    <allow send_interface="org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume"/>
    <allow send_interface="org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.Crypto"/>
  </policy>

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