kicker and the acpi

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Thu Aug 23 20:59:46 BST 2007

On Thursday 23 August 2007, pol wrote:
> Sometimes my laptop overheats, because fan does not start. Restarting the
> kicker by the  command:
>    dcop kicker kicker restart
> results in the fan starting up.
> Also, sometimes fan keeps running even when the cpu is not hot at all (as
> one can infer by the temperature of the air flowing out). As the kicker is
> restarted as before, fan comes to rest.
> Any hints about how the two devices are related?
> Inspecting the .xsession-errors file, i have noticed a series of messages
> that might be related to the above observations. Here is one of them:
> kicker: error in
> libhal_device_get_property_type:org.freedesktop.Hal.NoSuchProperty,
> No property  battery.charge_level.last_full on device with
> id /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/acpi_C172

You are probably running an applet which talks to HAL for powermanagement and 
from the behavior you experience with you fan, it seems like this applet is 
having a serious bug.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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