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KDE Hardware Utility

Score 69%

Homepage:  Link
Wiki:  Link
Minimum required   Qt 4.x
Downloads:  382
Submitted:  Mar 11 2010
Updated:  Apr 10 2011


This applet controls killswitches and enables you to turn off or on radio devices. I designed that application to use the wireless toggle function key on my Lenovo laptop which has a single toggle function key for 3 devices (bluetooth, wifi and ultrawideband).

For installation instructions, please refer to the wiki:

If you want, you can contribute as described in the wiki: https://gitorious.org/killswitch-manager/pages/Home#How+to+contribute

I am currently not succeeding in building RPM packages for Fedora and Mandriva. I don't use those distributions and it will take me quite a while to figure out how to fix my issue. If anyone could help me on the make install and the file locations for the plasmoid, I would be delighted to update my packages.
For build errors, check the logs of failed builds: https://build.opensuse.org/package/show?package=killswitch-manager&project=home%3Aqueden


- added support for udev via the urfkill daemon (thanks to Max Yu-Chen Lin for the implementation)
- added QSingleApplication that allows only one instance of the applet to be launched
- the project is now hosted at Gitorious.org, allowing better support for contributors

- added plasma widget
- added device name
- added icon for mobile broadband
- added translations for labels and device types
- added install targets
- added get device name to the killswitch class
- changed checkbox styles and removed the label 'On/Off'
- packages now maintained for openSUSE, Fedora and Mandriva
- thanks to Valentine Sinitsyn for the Arch packages

- initial release

Source(version 0.3 tarball)
Source(git master tarball)
Arch(version 0.1 (Thanks to Valentine Sinitsyn))
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 by pugacioff on: Mar 11 2010
Score 50%

great idea, thanks. could you implement this as a plasmoid? having this on panel would be even better.

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 Re: plasmoid

 by denisq on: Mar 11 2010
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Yes, it is on my feature plan! Just wanted to release a working version before extending it (systray, plasmoid). Thanks for your feedback!

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 by pugacioff on: Mar 18 2010
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I forgot to say it works even in a sony vaio (model s11f7e)

sadly I cannot contribute since I cannot code, but I can offer moral support ;)

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 Re: re

 by denisq on: Mar 19 2010
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Perfect, the more laptops supported, the more useful my applet! ;)

Moral support is a kind of support, and a very pleasant one! ;)

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 by gmcgmc86 on: Apr 24 2010
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It works great. As it was yet said, plasma "dockable" applet would be perfect.


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 Re: Yeah

 by denisq on: Jun 5 2010
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Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I developed a plasma applet. It is still very basic but it works.

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 Re: Re: Yeah

 by gmcgmc86 on: Jun 9 2010
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It's good.

I'd use an icon instead of text for the plasmoid (or even better it should be configurable).

Great work,

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 2 times bluetooth

 by bitcrazy on: Jul 26 2010
Score 50%

real useful app, but on my Thinkpad T60p I get bluetooth two times in the applet plus Wifi. App shows me one WLAN and one BT checkbox, which is correct.
Strange, because it seems to use the same list derived from asking HAL. Correct?
It works fine on my Toshiba NB200, too
I'm on suse 11.3 with KDE 4.5. beta
Any suggestions?


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 Re: 2 times bluetooth

 by denisq on: Aug 10 2010
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Sorry for my late reply, I was some weeks on vacation. On my laptop I have two BT devices too; the one called hci0 and the other one lenovo_sl_bluetooth. I thought it was a special virtual device created by my lenovo_sl_laptop driver, because only one of these two will physically switch off the device. Furthermore, hci0 will only appear when the other BT device is enabled. (Unfortunately the applet does not update the device list; so sometimes the "virtual" BT is not shown. I will fix this in the next release.)

Nevertheless; the applet just queries the devices with a "killswith" property from HAL; you're correct.

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