Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#527 closed enhancement (fixed)

Question/Problem? with powerdlg.exe

Reported by: MrJinx Owned by: David Azarewicz
Priority: minor Milestone: Release version 3.19
Component: Documentation Version: 3.19.14
Keywords: powerdlg.exe Cc: MrJinx


Listed as defect but could be a change needed in the ACPI documentation or Config.sys update. Problem occurs with either 3.19.14 and 3.19.15. When launching Power Manager Icon, Dialog appears stating the Power Manager service is not running. Pressing OK from the GUI dialog either exits, Or pops up the error a 2nd time. If it pops up a 2nd time after selecting OK the Power manager dialog appears as it should and can be edited. Otherwise launching the icon a 2nd time give the same service not running but then after choosing OK, continues to the dialog as it should. Question? Should powerdlg.exe be in the config.sys as a run= item? Like powerman.exe used to be? I recall the same error when powerman.exe was not present in the previous ACPI 3.18 builds.

Neither powerman.exe or powerdlg.exe is currently in my config.sys as a run item.

A picture of the dialog can be attached if needed.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by MrJinx

Cc: MrJinx added

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by David Azarewicz

Component: UtilitiesDocumentation
Priority: majorminor
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
Type: defectenhancement

powerman.exe is not supported and should not be used.

Power management is implemented by a thread in AcpiDaemon.exe so you must have a RUN=AcpiDaemon.exe statement in your config.sys to use it.

If your system doesn't support power management, then the power manager thread inside AcpiDeaemon.exe will not run. If the power manager thread is not running then PowerDlg.exe will not run.

I have added this information to the documentation which will be included in the next release.

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