Saturday, March 04, 2006

KPowersave/powersave for Mandriva

I released today our first packages of KPowersave and powersave for Mandriva 2006.1. It was a hard work to get both packages running and packaged for Mandriva. They have no matching DBUS, HAL and not the correct version of cpufrequtils in there stable release and unfortunately I also could not find the needed devel rpms on the 2006.1 release CDs. Because of this I used 2006.1 and needed to update several packages to Cooker - the testing/devel three of Mandriva.

There where also some problems with the DBUS configuration for powersave. As it look the desktopuser is not in the group at_console - thus I needed to open the powersave interface for default. Btw. now powersave and KPowersave work on Mandriva. I released packages for ix86 on the project home on sourceforge.net.

There are some point to consider if you install (K)powersave on Mandriva:
  • you need to update HAL (>= 0.5.5.1), DBUS (>=0.61) and install cpufrequtils (>=0.4) via RpmDrake from Cooker
  • if you use a ACPI machine you need acpid
  • you have the choise, uninstall these packages or be sure that the related services are not running parallel to powersave: apmd, cpufreq, cpufreqd, powernowd . If you not stop/remove these services you can get in races with the powersave daemon
  • currenly the user need to add powersaved manually to the boot process wirth chkconfig. At the moment I do this not automatically while install the rpm.
These packages are the initial version and my first Mandriva rpms. If there are any bugs feel free to mail to powersave-devel@forge.novell.com. Any comments and suggestions are welcome.

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