Bug 245293 - kpowersave can't find pidof
Summary: kpowersave can't find pidof
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kpowersave
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dennis Gilmore
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-06-22 08:06 UTC by Doncho Gunchev
Modified: 2008-04-29 21:00 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 0.7.3-3.fc8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-04-29 21:00:44 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
The error message screenshot (the error window only). (29.64 KB, image/png)
2008-03-08 00:32 UTC, Doncho Gunchev
no flags Details

Description Doncho Gunchev 2007-06-22 08:06:26 UTC
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 2007-11-05 01:24:03 UTC
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 23:22:01 UTC
same here with fedora 8, up-to-date as of feb.7, 2008

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2008-02-07 03:14:03 UTC
Cannot confirm, worksforme.

Comment 4 Doncho Gunchev 2008-02-24 23:16:46 UTC
Looks working here too... No idea when it got fixed, but for a long time I 
don't have this problem.

Comment 5 Doncho Gunchev 2008-03-05 01:04:11 UTC
Well... it got fixed at some point...

Comment 6 Doncho Gunchev 2008-03-08 00:30:39 UTC
Sorry, saw this again today... kpowersave-0.7.3-1.fc8.

Comment 7 Doncho Gunchev 2008-03-08 00:32:21 UTC
Created attachment 297262 [details]
The error message screenshot (the error window only).

Comment 8 Greg Martyn 2008-03-09 19:15:41 UTC
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 13:45:39 UTC
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 13:47:50 UTC
kpowersave-0.7.3-3.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2008-04-09 05:17:18 UTC
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 21:00:37 UTC
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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