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Author: Joel Roth
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] upowerd - why does it run on a desktop
Jim Jackson wrote:
> Hi all,
> just wondering is anyone knows why upowerd is needed on a non-battery
> desktop? Nearly everything depends on it - just try to purge it!!!
> And there doesn't appear to be a clean way to deconfigure it from being
> started by dbus - are have I missed something?

Hi Jim,

Heavy desktops have heavy dependencies. I would first try
disabling it one of the dirty ways, for example,

chmod a-x /etc/init.d/upowerd

At least that way you can know if it breaks your desktop.

Not all environments require it. On my system, it's only
pulled in by xfce, which i don't actually use.

for f in `apt-cache rdepends upower | grep -v upower | grep -v Reverse `; do dpkg -l $f 2>&1; done | grep -P '^ii'

> just curious
> Jim

Joel Roth