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Recommended update for powersave

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(Last modified: 05DEC2005)


solutions Recommended update for powersave SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (77d49a17aa74eca27285268ea8d789fd)

Applies to

Package: powersave
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-10643
Release: 20051205
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

  • On SLES, the wm_shutdown function did not work because a normal user usually cannot shut down the machine via KDM and we use the kdm function. This version does the KDM dcop call, waits for max. 10 seconds for kde to terminate and after that issues "shutdown -h".
  • Additionally, a plain "shutdown" and a "reboot" function are added to powersave_proxy, "shutdown" does exactly that - shutdown without any KDE foo and reboot does the same, but reboots instead of shutting down.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh powersave.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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