limited functionality with gnome-power-manager

Asked by xax200 on 2009-10-18

So, I am using the new Karmic Alpha 6 Release and I must say I am very impressed. Unfortunately, the gnome-power-management tool that comes with gnome doesn't have a lot of the features I would expect a power management application to have. So, I tried switching from the gnome-power-management tool to the kpowersave from kde 3.5 (To get more specific ways to control my power schemes). The thing is, even when I disable the gnome power tool, it turns back on right away. Kpowersave and gnome-power-manager conflict. So, my thoughts are: One, if I can't disable the gnome power tool, I would really like it to have specific customizable power schemes with support for screensaver settings, cpu throttle, specific brightness, and basically all of the other functions offered by the humble (yet, at this time, much more useful) kpowersave. Two, if those features can't be added, a user should be able to completely disable the gnome power tool.

I really like gnome, and so I prefer option one. Also, kpowersave doesn't interface very well with the gnome screensaver. I really like the conformed, smooth look of all gnome applications in my notification area. I also know about the the slogan/creed of the Gnome people "Less is more", but in this case, I believe that giving more power to the user is a truly good thing. So, please at least consider adding at least some of these features into the gnome power management tool. Thank you.

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Delan Azabani (azabani) said :

If the GNOME power management software is conflicting with the KDE one, uninstall the GNOME power management tool.

sudo apt-get remove gnome-power-management
sudo apt-get autoremove

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xax200 (jacobguy3) said :

I know, but kpowersave still doesn't actually work all of the way in gnome. Some of it's features just don't work. That's why I really wish that there could be a more advanced power manager that's compatible with gnome.

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Craig Huffstetler (xq) said :

Then please create a bug report with gnome-power-management at: and make a feature request with what you think gnome-power-management should contain. Answers isn't the place to request features.

I hope this helps.

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