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    Default i need help with powerdevil.....calling all geniuses

    hello, everyone..
    i keep it short....

    i'm running 11.0, kde4.2..

    when i open power management in system settings, i get this error:

    "The configuration module cannot be started, since there seems to be a problem with PowerDevil Daemon. Read below for more details
    Another power manager has been detected. PowerDevil will not start if other power managers are active. If you want to use PowerDevil as your primary power manager, please remove the existing one and restart PowerDevil service."

    ...although i'm running kde4.2, and although i've read that PowerDevil is supposedly built into 4.2, PowerDevil does not show as installed in YaST.
    ..when i try to install PowerDevil, YaST asks me to downgrade nearly everything kde to 4.1.3...

    as of now, i dont really have full control over my power settings. i need control over my power settings; as having total control over my system is the reason i use opensuse..

    can any of you geniuses help me out with my issue?!?
    i thank you all in advance....
    (and, as usual, i will continue to bump and bump until this issue is resolved)

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    Default Re: i need help with powerdevil.....calling all geniuses

    Open Yast software management and search: powersave

    remove all instances of kpowersave
    you may need to reboot
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    thanks so very much, my friend...

    if no one has ever said so..
    you, my friend, are indeed a genius!!
    ..at least in my book...

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    Default Re: i need help with powerdevil.....calling all geniuses

    Quote Originally Posted by sabaka View Post
    thanks so very much, my friend...

    if no one has ever said so..
    you, my friend, are indeed a genius!!
    ..at least in my book...
    Thanks for the vote of confidence. Hope all goes well.
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    yes...
    your recommendation works well..

    the only thing is, now i no longer have the battery/acplug icon in my system tray..

    as of yet, i have not seen an option in the system settings to have the battery icon back in the tray...
    and the battery plasma in the list is ugly, and it doesnt fit with my layout, so i wont use it...

    but the main issue is solved...so, thanks!

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    Default Re: i need help with powerdevil.....calling all geniuses

    Right click desktop, unlock if it's locked, then right click the panel - panel options and add widget
    Look for Battery Monitor, select and add
    You can move it in to place.
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    ..thanks again..
    yeah, thats the ugly batter monitor i was referring to..
    i am just used to the way the lost one looked...i like that one better...
    maybe linux and opensuse has made me spoiled!!
    i want what i want, and exactly how i want it!! (i just dont have the time now to build or alter my own apps...)

    rock on...

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    Default Re: i need help with powerdevil.....calling all geniuses

    Right click desktop - appearance settings
    In Theme section try: Elegance
    see if you prefer that
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