I had to move from PackardBell EasyNote W3301 laptop to my Acer Travelmate 2420 due to the hardware failure. I moved hard drive from one lappy to another. This was a little hacky but worked.
First thing I have noticed was a Battery broken annoyance each time my machine would boot to KDE4… Yes, thank You, I know the battery sucks and that I cannot afford a new one. Now please bugger off and stop rubbing the fact in… 😉
I got rid of it. Here is how.
Open konsole and type in:
followed by the Enter punch.
KDE4 Control Center will pop up. Now go to Hardware > Power Management > Global Settings.
Now click on the Configure Notifications button. New window will pop up. Look for a Broken battery notification entry and click on it.
Now uncheck the Play a sound and Show a message in a popup boxes. OK the window and close KCC and Konsole.
On next reboot / log in it won’t bother You anymore.
Hope this helps.