Bug 245293 - kpowersave can't find pidof
kpowersave can't find pidof
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kpowersave (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Dennis Gilmore
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-22 04:06 EDT by Doncho N. Gunchev
Modified: 2008-04-29 17:00 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 0.7.3-3.fc8
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Last Closed: 2008-04-29 17:00:44 EDT
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The error message screenshot (the error window only). (29.64 KB, image/png)
2008-03-07 19:32 EST, Doncho N. Gunchev
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Description Doncho N. Gunchev 2007-06-22 04:06:26 EDT
Description of problem:
Every now and then (at start, after resume) kpowersave complains that 
it "Could not start 'pidof'. Could not autosuspend the machine.
Please check your installation.".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Almost every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install kpowersave, run it in KDE
2. logout
3. login

Additional info:
It also complained about not being able to umount all removable devices a few 
Comment 1 Marcin Wilk 2007-11-04 20:24:03 EST
noticed the same problem... since j'm running non english version the
translation of system massage is like ...."kpowersave is not able to execute/run
pidof, could not autosuspend, Please check suspend settings"....

it cures every time i login the system or change settings in kpowersave...

suspending manually using kpowersave works fine...

System config:

FC7 KDE3.5.7
kernel #1 SMP i686 (atrpms)
pm-utils-0.99.4-3.fc7 (atrpms)

Comment 2 Joshua Covington 2008-02-06 18:22:01 EST
same here with fedora 8, up-to-date as of feb.7, 2008
Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2008-02-06 22:14:03 EST
Cannot confirm, worksforme.
Comment 4 Doncho N. Gunchev 2008-02-24 18:16:46 EST
Looks working here too... No idea when it got fixed, but for a long time I 
don't have this problem.
Comment 5 Doncho N. Gunchev 2008-03-04 20:04:11 EST
Well... it got fixed at some point...
Comment 6 Doncho N. Gunchev 2008-03-07 19:30:39 EST
Sorry, saw this again today... kpowersave-0.7.3-1.fc8.
Comment 7 Doncho N. Gunchev 2008-03-07 19:32:21 EST
Created attachment 297262 [details]
The error message screenshot (the error window only).
Comment 8 Greg Martyn 2008-03-09 15:15:41 EDT
I can confirm this.

Here's the interesting part: /sbin/pidof exists

grep -R pidof /var/log
..doesn't return any results
Comment 9 Rex Dieter 2008-04-07 09:45:39 EDT
ok, looks like this was fixed only in rawhide, in build kpowersave-0.7.3-3.

Looks like we need to issue an update for f7/f8.
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2008-04-07 09:47:50 EDT
kpowersave-0.7.3-3.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2008-04-09 01:17:18 EDT
kpowersave-0.7.3-3.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update kpowersave'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-2959
Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2008-04-29 17:00:37 EDT
kpowersave-0.7.3-3.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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