kicker and the acpi

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Thu Aug 23 22:14:20 BST 2007

On Thursday 23 August 2007, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > 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?
> >
> > 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.
> You know... I think I have the same problem as pol. The only applets I
> run however are the authorization indicator and klipper. (Maybe this is
> a bug in older KDE 3.x? I haven't used the laptop in question in some
> time, or I would be more specific which version.)

Do you also get this error about the failed libhal function call?

I checked the sources for kicker itself and I couldn't find any reference to 
HAL API calls in there, this is why I suspected some kind of powercontrol 
applet, etc. to be the culprit.

Which power monitoring/managment solution are you using?


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