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New: KPowersave 0.7.3
Note: The last release is now 4 months ago, so the NEWS are longer than
normal. For all changes read the Changelog.
Major changes since the last version/release:
- added new dialog to show logfiles if a suspend/resume fail and allow
the user to save the log (need to get enabled per distro)
- added support to handle brightness key events if the machine not already
handle this in the hardware directly
- added new feature named autodimm to reduce the brightness of the display
if the user is inactive and dimm up if the user get active again
- new dialog shown up 30 seconds before autosuspend call the suspend to
warn the user and allow chancel the suspend
- added code to work with new PolicyKit/ConsoleKit/HAL combi to check if
the user is privileged (for HAL >= 0.5.10 and related PolicyKit versions)
- added code to check if the current desktop session is avtive and handle
if the session get inactive (via ConsoleKit)
- added code to release/aquire org.freedesktop.Policy.Power if the session
get inactive/active to allow powersaved or other active KPowersave
instances to handle powermanagement
- prepared KPowersave to work also with HAL >= 0.5.10 (handle renamed
policy names in HAL)
- use now kdebug functions instead of own macros, added --dbg-trace option
to allow trace function entry and leave points.
Minor changes:
- added wodim to autosuspend blacklist
- changed logic for resume if a timeout happen
- change default timeout to fake keyevent for locked screen to 2.5 sec
- don't fake key event after locked screen and lidopen if config variable
timeToFakeKeyAfterLock < 0
- added new config variable (callSetPowerSaveOnAC in [General] section)
to disable call SetPowerSave() on HAL.
- fix code to guess if a 6-hour-timeout occours while suspend/resume or
if there was really a error
- removed Portuguese version of the help, since only one paragraph was
- fixed configure script to detect if we should use HAL to get information
about policies instead of PolicyKit
- force update detailed dialog on AC events to get always e.g. the
correct scheme info in the dialog
- reworked code for mouse wheel events to reuse code for brightness keys
- several HAL/D-Bus/PolicyKit/ConsoleKit related fixes/updates
- cleanup code, fixed compiler warnings, added new functions to removed
doubled code
- fixed problems with usage of enum cpufreq_type: don't assign integer
values to a enum (lead to segfault since enum is a 8bit char object)
- fixed wrong unit for power consumption (removed 'h' from unit)
- only suspend on button events if we resumed to avoid double suspends
- several fixes to make Q_SIGNALS from HAL/DBus idependent from the QT
eventloop due to problems with the QT3 DBus bindings
- several patches from Mandriva ( to fix problems
with translations, format messages, speedup build and memory leaks
- fixed detection if brightness is really supported by the system
- call setPowerSave() always depending on AC state if a scheme get set.
- use float for internal calculation of battery values
- When use DBUS_TYPE_BOOLEAN use as variable type dbus_bool_t to avoid
possible trouble on big endian machines
Fixed bugs (from if no other comment):
- #182609: autosuspend warn dialog, feature request
- #229234: kpowersave does not fall back to userspace governor
- #256372: make HAL events independent from QT eventloop
- #257326: ignore battery warnings if on AC
- #266243: check info.capability and not info.category for laptop_panel
- #274705: feature request autodimm
- #282640: fixed brightness up/down handling
- #284622: fixed segfault
- #293707: de.po: missing space between text and ellipsis (...)
- #298332: crash, fixed typo
- #299577: disable Yast module on >= openSUSE 10.3
- #301692: fix switch schemes on AC events, fixed detection session
state, fixed possible segfault on ix86
- #302493: don't use kdFatal() befor exit(), it would look like a crash
- #303963: fix segfault if XDG_SESSION_COOKIE is not set
- #307431: prevent AC notifications if session state get changed
- #309491: fixed code to free KProcess object if gnome-screensaver runs
- Debian #413638: if config dialog is minimized and the user try to
start config dialog via applet reactivate the dialog.
- Debian #413811: fails to notify if suspend-to-ram fails
- (K)Ubuntu #94396: stop autosuspend before suspend
Tranlation updates:
- german: Danny Kukawka
- arabic: Youssef Chahibi
- slovenian: Jure Repinc
- several other from
New: KPowersave 0.7.2 (development tree/unstable)
This version is a major step to the next KPowersave stable version.
At first: you don't need to change the KPowersave config file manually
any longer - this version provide now all options for powermanagement
in KPowersave via the updated and extended configure dialog.
You can find all changes since the last release in this file or in the
Changelog. Please test KPowersave and feel free to report bugs to the
powersave-devel mailinglist or for SUSE products via the Novell bugzilla.
Because of the changes in the GUI the most translations are not
up-to-date. Feel free to checkout the source, update your translations
file and send it to us.
Major changes since the last version:
- extended configure dialog to provide this functionality:
* schemes settings:
- add new and delete existing (no default) schemes
- define a CPU Frequency policy for each scheme
* general settings:
- define battery warning levels and actions if a level reached
as e.g. Suspend to disk, Shutdown or change the brightness
- configure actions for button events (Power/Lid/Suspend/Sleep)
- define the default AC and battery schemes
- show the power consumtion of the battery in the detailed info dialog
- umount external media before suspend (need a patch of the KDE media
manager) to avoid data loss and remount on resume
- reset the CPU Freq settings on resume to avoid different settings for
the CPU governor on multicore machines
- call now SetCPUFreqConsiderNice(), SetCPUFreqPerformance() on dynamic
CPU Freq policy (as poweruser setting only changeable via config file),
and also SetPowerSave() with true on battery and false otherwise.
- support also conservative governor as DYNAMIC fallback
- fixed brightness handling in the configure dialog if not activated
- removed accelerator tags from i18n() strings. KDE handle this by itself.
Improved config GUI to be better accessible via keyboard.
- code and code documentation cleanups and updates
Fixed bugs (from if no other comment):
- #245081: KPowersave does not set (ondemand) governor on startup
- #244052: Close lid of a laptop and suspend to ram cause 100% CPU
- #229960: CPUFREQ_DYNAMIC_PERFORMANCE seems to be ignored during
boot and scheme change
- #230686: KPowersave need to be restarted to apply DPMS settings
- #230965: puzzling battery state info
- #231709: kpowersave-0.7.1-12: comparison with string literal
- #231184: KPowersave crashes due to uninitalized LibHalContext
- #229234: KPowersave does not fall back to userspace governor
- #215262: Suspend to disk with attached usb storage not working
- #223164: After suspend, second core has performance governor set
- #223517: Powersave: CPU scheme "dynamic" reduces speed if only
nice -19 processes run
- #223637: kpowersave crashes in first login
- #225212: KPowersave crash on ThinkPad X60s
- #221715: Functionality for configuring lid close event etc.
missing in KPowersave
- #223922: System not shuting down on pressing power button
Tranlation updates:
- german: Danny Kukawka
- danish: Stefan Skotte
- turkish: S.Çağlar Onur
- chinese: Zhengpeng Hou
KPowersave 0.7.1 (development tree/unstable)
I'm glad to announce the first new offical release from the KPowersave
development version 0.7.1. This is the first version of KPowersave without
dependency to the powersave daemon. From now KPowersave use directly the
HAL daemon to get Hardware information and set e.g. brightness or trigger
Also if KPowersave depend no longer on powersave, I would recommend to use
the new/current powersave version furthermore. You can use the powersave
daemon if there is no client as e.g. KPowersave to handle system power-
management. If KPowersave (there is also a patch for g-p-m available) start
up the daemon stop automatically to handle powermanagement policy and
the KPowersave applet force (if allowed) the user specific policy.
You can find all changes since the last stable release in this file or in
the Changelog. Please test KPowersave and feel free to report bugs to
the powersave-devel mailinglist or for SUSE products via the Novell bugzilla.
Major changes since the last version:
- Initial port from powersave to HAL/D-Bus/PolicyKit:
- replaced most features from the last stable version base on powersave
with new code. (Only missing atm eyecandy stuff as suspend progress dialog)
- replaced code to get hardware information from powersave with get info
from the HAL daemon
- changed resume from suspend/standby detection and handling of the event
- KPowersave claim now org.freedesktop.Policy.Power interface from D-Bus
to stop powersave from handle powermanagement policy and to prevent
handle other clients to start powermanagement.
- Extended existing schemes to be complete handled in KPowersave instead
of the powersave daemon. Added new (scheme) settings for:
* battery warning levels
* actions for battery warning levels and for lidclose events (as e.g.
* AC and Battery default schemes
* CPU Frequency Policies per scheme
--> NOTE: you can change this settings currently only via the config file
and not via the GUI configure dialog. This is the next step, we
concentrated on get KPowersave running for this release.
- Fixed KDE screensaver and DPMS handling to reduce/avoid interfer with the
KDE user settings. There is a KDE patch available to check if KPowersave
handle DPMS settings already and call the KPowersave config dialog.
KPowersave 0.6.2 (stable update)
Changes/fixes since last stable release:
- KPowersave depends now on powersave >= 0.12.18
- fixed bugs:
- #1483392/ SUSE #177792: set changes for autosuspend state via DCOP
back to the applet menu, added DCOP functions to set the current scheme,
the current CPUFreq policy and to open/close the detailed dialog
- #1483392/ SUSE #177788,180000: added workaround to fix two bugs in
the DPMS- and Screensaver extension of X, related to autosuspend and detect
user inactivity (DPMS timeouts are abstracted from current idle time, but
shouldn't / DPMS timeouts are currently additive but shouldn*'t). This fix
problems with autosuspend if the timeout is longer than the DPMS timeouts.
- SUSE #168619: changed errorhandling if HAL, DBUS or the powersave daemon
is not running or if the user has not the needed rights to access the
powersave daemon via DBUS. Added new errormessages and translations.
- SUSE #182515: Changed configure dialog to respect rules for DPMS timeouts
- SUSE #176782: patch from Timo Hönig <> to allow (if
supported and enabled in the scheme) change brighness via mousewheel over
the applet icon.
- SUSE (SLED) #183745: fixed detection of SUSE Linux/SLES/SLED and added
configure option to force SLES/SLED as distro with --enable-suse-sles.
Fixed bugzilla link for SLED/SLES
- SUSE #184076: fixed wrong command to start dbus daemon in errormessage.
- added additional check before autosuspend if this was disabled via applet
- added new configure check to detect Ubuntu/Kubuntu
- changed link to Ubuntu bugzilla to and use now the same link
for applet menu entry "Report a bug ..." if compiled for Ubuntu/Kubuntu
- updated default blacklist for autosuspend with gmplayer,kaffeine,xine,mencoder
- updated translation: cs,de,es,fi,fr,hu,it,km,pl,pt_BR,zh_CN,zh_TW
- updated (cs) and fixed translation of eventsrc for KNotify
- fixed and updated code documentation
KPowersave 0.6.1 (stable update)
Changes/fixes since last stable release:
- fixed SUSE bug #167296: fixed tooltip and removed unneeded checks for battery
related infos. Should fix display wrong remaining time on charging with APM
- fixed SUSE bug #165462: removed utf8 tag from eventsrc which results in
"unknown source ..." message in knotify dialog
- fixed SUSE bug #168838; event for resumeFromSuspendToDisk displayed twice in
knotify dialog (typo and translation issue in eventsrc)
- fixed detailed dialog for multiprocessor/-core machines without CPUFreq or
throttling support and offline CPUs/Cores
- updated translations (fi,km,pl,ru) including desktop files and eventsrc (ru,
from Anton Farygin <>)
- added configure check for dbus-1-qt3-devel headers
- updated README (ALT Linux bugzilla link)
KPowersave 0.6.0 (stable)
I'm glad to announce the new official stable release of KPowersave (v0.6.0).
You can find all changes since the last stable release in this file or in
the Changelog.
Thanks to all persons which helped to develop KPowersave with patches,
testing new unstable versions and report bugs back to us. A special thanks
Holger Macht, Stefan Seyfried, Michael Biebl, Daniel Gollub
and last but not least SUSE/Novell.
Danny Kukawka
Changes since last release:
- changed powersave dependency to current stable version >= 0.12.7
- reduced the size of the package by optimize the size of included png files.
The size off all png files is now reduced by ~709KByte.
- added german version of the handbook
- fixed processor bar in detailed dialog to set correct for the first call.
- fixed tooltip for machines which always report charging also if 100%
charged and on AC
- fix from Michael Biebl for notify about autosuspend after resume and a
remove no longer needed check from configure
- added support for lock screen via gnome-screensaver (only under GNOME)
- added fake keyevent (shift) after resume if machine was locked before
suspend to show the login dialog automatically
- fixed detailed dialog for machines without CPUFreq and more than one CPU/
Core or with throttling support (see SUSE bug #164683).
- added patch from Daniel Gollub to be able to fake CPU infos for develop
- fixed errorhandling for YaST power management module (SUSE specific)
- changed link for report bug opened via the applet menu if this is a
SUSE package. Open now the related wiki page.
- fixed bug report address in the about dialog (to powersave-users ML)
- translation updates
- changed timeout for recheck powersave on startup from 10 secs to 20 to
avoid annoying messages on slow machines or autologin
- updated README with install/compile and help/bugreport information
- updated code docu (added planed features/enhancements for 0.7/0.8 tree)
- updated spec files for packaging
KPowersave 0.5.11 (rc5)
Changes since last release:
- added function to check if the machine is a laptop and to allow hide
laptop specific widgets/code e.g. on workstations
- hide 'Lock screen on lid close' checkbox in config dialog on non-Laptop
- changed brightness settings to be sure that we use the lowest 'usable'
min level of brightness and to avoid off the display on e.g. pmu
- allow root user always all kind of suspend/standby
- little fix to prepare for QT4 (s/TRUE/true/)
- translation, handbook and code documenatation updates and fixes
- code cleanups, SVN file attributes fixed
KPowersave 0.5.10 (rc4)
Changes since last release:
- KPowersave depends now on: powersave >= 0.12.2
- fixed lidclose handling: added call xset to off the backlight of LCD
displays and reset DPMS settings on lidopen
- fixed read throttling state for multiprocessor machines (patch from
Daniel Gollub <>)
- fixed display processor infos on multiprocessor/-core machines dislay now
values for each CPU/core also on non CPUfreq and non-throttling machines
- fix to display battery infos only if at least min. 1 batteryslot available
- translation updates (po files and handbook) from SUSE/Novell translation
team and Dawid Wróbel <>
- added and updated screenshots for handbook
- added missing icon on non-SUSE distributions
- autotools releated fixes: better detection of Mandriva, use now pkgconfig
from powersave for checks and linking, read name/location of dbus system
socket from pkgconfig.
KPowersave 0.5.9 (rc3)
Changes since last release:
- fixed battery and processor information for APM and machines without
CPU freq or throttling support
- fixed battery state in the detailed dialog if no battery is available
- translation and handbook updates and fixes
KPowersave 0.5.8 (rc2)
Changes since last release:
- removed sound settings from configure dialog and added KNotify support
and more events, KNotify config dialog is available via applet menu and
in the configure dialog (Michael Biebl/Danny Kukawka)
- added dcop function to open configure dialog
- fixed path to powersaved in code and translations to be more portable
(Michael Biebl)
- fixed cpu info in the info dialog to display also for machines which
only support throttling (Daniel Gollub/Danny Kukawka)
- fixed battery part in the info dialog to have same sized progressbars
- fixed strings in the code, fixed sting in tooltip if charging
- fixed problems with pidof on Fedora: pidof should be in PATH of user.
- removed no longer needed parts from handbook
- updated translations related to the changes
- cleanups (code and files)
KPowersave 0.5.7 (rc1)
Changes since last release:
- added brightness support and battery state info to the detailed dialog
- updated translations: bg,cs,es,fr,it,ja,pt,nb,pt_BR,zh_CN,zh_TW
- added new language: km
- added new help file (currently without pics): Finnish
- fixed bugs:
- fixed again display CPU Freq Policy on machines without cpufreq support
- autotools related fixes (Michael Biebl <>)
KPowersave 0.5.6 (unstable)
Changes since last release:
- added new summary battery progress bar if more than one battery bay is
available in the system
- updated translation files (nb,nl,pl,pt,zh_CN) thanks to Dawei Pang
(zh_CN) and Dawid Wróbel (pl)
- added new helpfiles for Czech and Portuguese (not complete translated),
removed some pics to reduce package size
- fixed bugs:
- wrong path to pidof prevented autosuspend (fixed path to /bin )
- fixed autotools releated issues
- included header for Slackware 10.2
- fixed excessive CPU usage of detailed dialog
- fixed problems if CPU Freq Policy not supported
KPowersave 0.5.5 (unstable)
Changes since last release:
- reworked the detailed dialog to a new design
- fixed problems with offline CPUs
- fixed battery handling
- updated pot/po files and completed german translation
- added new help menu to the applet, added new about dialog and a link
to the sourceforge bugzilla for easy report bugs
- added new icon for the 'Advanced Powersave' scheme
- several cleanups and little fixes
KPowersave 0.5.4 (unstable)
Changes since last release:
- added new detailed information dialog to the left button on the applet
which provide currently following information:
- battery info for multiple batteries
- CPU Frequency info also for multiprozessor machines
- current scheme, current CPU Frequency policy, AC status, powersave
- updated code dokumentation and enhancement/implementation doc
KPowersave 0.5.3 (unstable)
Changes since last release:
- implemented scheme specific brightness settings in KPowersave
and in the configure dialog and added capability for brightness to disable
set brightness in powersave if KPowersave is running.
- added warning dialog is 'Advanced Powersave' scheme is selected to avoid
problems with this EXPERIMENTAL feature
- updated: translation (nl), code documentation
- fixed compiler warning, patch by Daniel Gollub <>
KPowersave 0.5.2 (unstable)
Changes since last release (KPowersave 0.5.0):
- updated to new powersave (>= v0.11.2)
- added new dialog/error message if powersave is not running, from now
'Don't show again' checkbox is available to disable the message
- added popup if HAL is not running (special if also powersave is not available)
and kpowersave get no information about battery/AC status
- changed settings of sounds filedialog to be more portable
- removed old and not needed qt1/qt2 includes
- changed handling with not available connection to powersave on
startup of KDE (special for autologin)
- updated help files and added new Norsk and Hungarian help files, added
language specific screenshots
- fixed dialogs to be respect KDE user interface style guide, fixed
icon handling and desktop file (thanks to Stephan Binner <>)
- added admin dir and updated README for compile on non-SUSE distributions
- updated translation files
- updated code documentation
- code and file cleanups
- several little bugfixes
- switched from CVS to SVN