Bug#524678: kde4-minimal: Battery Monitor widget doesn't support multiple batteries
The KDE 4 battery monitor is quite nice in a lot of respects. One thing it doesn't do
however is cater for machines with multiple batteries such as my Thinkpad X40.
When I plug a second battery with the Battery monitor running nothing happens. I got spoilt
by the venerable 'kpowersave' package in KDE 3.5 which used HAL to detect
battery insertions and was happy to report the status of multiple batteries.
This is certainly functionality that this new shiny Battery Monitor could do with.
Maybe the code for kpowersave could be used to illustrate one implementation strategy
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages kde4-minimal depends on:
ii kdebase 4:4.2.2-1 base applications from the officia
ii kdebase-runtime 4:4.2.2-1 runtime components from the offici
ii kdebase-workspace 4:4.2.2-2 base workspace components from the
ii kdelibs5 4:4.2.2-2 core libraries for all KDE 4 appli
ii kdepimlibs5 4:4.2.2-1 core libraries for KDE PIM 4 appli
kde4-minimal recommends no packages.
Versions of packages kde4-minimal suggests:
ii kde-l10n-engb [kde-l10n] 4:4.2.2-1 British English (en_GB) localizati
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