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    Default Kpowersave alternative in KDE4/11.1?

    I ran Opensuse 10.3/11 KDE3 on my HP laptop, and recently went back to Ubuntu 8.10. Opensuse runs better on this laptop than any distro ever has hands down. I just got my Opensuse 11.1 DVD in the mail. It is going to replace Ubuntu. I just can't decide between the comfortable KDE3 or KDE4. I've played around with the 11.1 KDE4 live CD, and the only thing missing for me is something to control CPU policy. With KDE3, there was kpowersave. I could set both CPU's to full speed. The only applet I could find in KDE4 was the battery monitor applet. I tried to set it to performance, but the CPU's still showed 800(capable of 2000). I'm I just misunderstanding something, or is there anternative to kpowersave?
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    67GTA wrote:

    >
    > I ran Opensuse 10.3/11 KDE3 on my HP laptop, and recently went back to
    > Ubuntu 8.10. Opensuse runs better on this laptop than any distro ever
    > has hands down. I just got my Opensuse 11.1 DVD in the mail. It is
    > going to replace Ubuntu. I just can't decide between the comfortable
    > KDE3 or KDE4. I've played around with the 11.1 KDE4 live CD, and the
    > only thing missing for me is something to control CPU policy. With
    > KDE3, there was kpowersave. I could set both CPU's to full speed. The
    > only applet I could find in KDE4 was the battery monitor applet. I
    > tried to set it to performance, but the CPU's still showed 800(capable
    > of 2000). I'm I just misunderstanding something, or is there
    > anternative to kpowersave?
    >
    >

    power devil - it's managed in systemsettings -> advanced tab -> power
    management

    there's also lithium which has a plasmoid, cmd is "li"
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    Default Re: Kpowersave alternative in KDE4/11.1?

    There is in the latest beta it's in kicker > Configure Desktop > Advanced >Power management. Even better than the kde3 version IMHO however wasn't that great in 4.13 as far as i remember

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    Default Re: Kpowersave alternative in KDE4/11.1?

    It seemed to stick when I changed it in system settings> advanced> powermanagement. It didn't change just by setting it in the panel applet. Thanks for the info. I guess I'll be trying KDE4 this weekend
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    Default Re: Kpowersave alternative in KDE4/11.1?

    Maybe I'm missing something but: Yuck, nothing that can sit in on the panel and adjust power settings.

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    Default Re: Kpowersave alternative in KDE4/11.1?

    Maybe I'm missing something but: Yuck, nothing that can sit in on the panel and adjust power settings.
    There is a battery monitor widget available (for KDE4.X) that can be used to configure power management settings.

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    deano ferrari wrote:

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    >> Maybe I'm missing something but: Yuck, nothing that can sit in on the
    >> panel and adjust power settings.

    >
    > There is a battery monitor widget available (for KDE4.X) that can be
    > used to configure power management settings.
    >
    >

    What's it called? The only battery related widget I see is Battery Monitor
    and it's purely informational.

    I can't find the lithium widget that an earlier poster references in the
    repos.

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    Default Re: Kpowersave alternative in KDE4/11.1?

    I have the Battery Monitor widget installed (using KDE 4.2.4), and left-clicking on it, brings up the power management box, allowing me to choose power profiles etc. If I click on 'More...', I can bring up the 'Power Management KDE Control Module', which can also be accessed via Configure Desktop (in menu) > Advanced > Power Management.

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    Default Re: Kpowersave alternative in KDE4/11.1?

    deano ferrari wrote:

    >
    > I have the Battery Monitor widget installed (using KDE 4.2.4), and
    > left-clicking on it, brings up the power management box, allowing me to
    > choose power profiles etc. If I click on 'More...', I can bring up the
    > 'Power Management KDE Control Module', which can also be accessed via
    > Configure Desktop (in menu) > Advanced > Power Management.
    >
    >

    Oh Geez. <smacks self on forhead> Yes. I'm just so used to right-clicking
    I guess.

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    I'm just so used to right-clicking
    I guess.
    Yeah, its probably all that Windoze training

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