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Questions tagged [acpi]

ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) is a standard for power management.

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How to disable auto suspend when I close laptop lid?

I'm using archlinux. It never auto-suspend before a recent system upgrade(maybe I updated the kernel?). I think it is related to laptop-mode or acpid, so I stop them: /etc/rc.d/laptop-mode stop /etc/...
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How can I detect when a monitor is plugged in or unplugged?

Is there any event that is triggered when I plug in or out an external monitor into the DisplayPort of my laptop? ACPID and UDEV don't react at all. I'm using onboard graphics on an intel chip. Here ...
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ACPI wakeup 4-letters code meaning?

I have to disable some event to avoid an immediate wakeup after suspend in my desktop machine, and I made it by trial and error (works well, so that is not a problem). But I wonder... for example in ...
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How do I remove acpi Warning on boot?

I have this message in dmesg log with linux 3.11.6-1 (2013-10-27) (debian version). I wonder how to fix/remove it? [ 5.098132] ACPI Warning: 0x0000000000000428-0x000000000000042f SystemIO ...
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How to control thinkpad_acpi via procfs, RHEL 6.4

I'm having trouble with the thinkpad_acpi module on my Thinkpad T400. While the processor temperature can vary, depending on the CPU activity, from 40 to 85 deg. Celsius, my fan speed remains almost ...
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What do the kernel parameters acpi_osi=linux and acpi_backlight=vendor do?

I had troubles with the screen brightness control in my laptop and I fixed it by adding the acpi_osi=linux and acpi_backlight=vendorparameters to the filegrub.cfg. I'd like to know what these ...
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Controlling display backlight manualy

After a fresh new install of Debian, I can't control my displays brightness via the "xbacklight"-tool ("No outputs have backlight property"). While this is curious enough (since their was a time it ...
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Is it normal that a modalias matches various devices?

Recently another user asked why they were loading the fjes module. While I was trying to understand that question, I realized that Linux is also loading the same module for me. Now, this is the ...
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ACPI problem with recent kernels

In recent versions of popular Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint, Debian) I always have to put acpi=off into the kernel parameter list before I want to boot the computer. This happens to both ...
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Lm-Sensors: Run specific commands when temperature goes above/below limits

I have a pretty badly ventilated computer whose temperature reaches 100º C in some occasions. The poor thing can't be ventilated any better ("put a bigger fan" is not a suitable solution). When the ...
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What's the relation between ACPI, udev, HAL and pm-utils

I'm trying to figure out how the power management in achieved in Linux because I want to fix some issues in my laptop. I have found thoughtful documentation about these elements separately. In other ...
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How do I start the fan manually in Linux?

My fan doesn't run in Linux. I'm worried that the laptop might turn off if the temperature gets critically high. I ran the following command: dmesg | grep -I fan This gave me: ACPI: Fan [FAN0] (...
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How to ignore lid switch action?

When I close the lid of my laptop, the computer shuts down immediately and won't power on again. I need to take a screwdriver and disconnect-reconnect the battery in order to make it power on. I ...
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Why does my laptop suspend twice/thrice?

The awesome WM doesn't suspend automatically when closing the lid, so I followed some instructions to get it working. I simply added a file /etc/acpi/local/lid.sh.post with the following contents: #!/...
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Unable to prevent keypresses from unsuspending laptop

It appears that due to the poor build of my laptop, keys sometimes get pressed in my backpack, even though the lid is closed. This causes it to silently resume from sleep, then overheat and drain the ...
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xfce4-power-manager not updating; ACPI finding an unknown battery but working fine?

I recently upgraded my Asus S56CA Ultrabook and unfortunately my battery indicator in xfce4 stopped working. I am running Debian 8 (Jessie). uname -a gives me this: Linux 3.14-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3....
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kworker consumes high cpu for external hard drive

kworker process consumes 75% of one CPU. The offending kworker thread is related with ACPI stuff: sudo cat /proc/THE_PID_OF_KWORKER_PROCESS/stack [<ffffffff85c0c705>] acpi_ns_evaluate+0x1bc/...
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The brightness on my Lenovo SL510 only moves between 100% and 0%?

I have a Lenovo SL510 laptop running Linux Mint Debian Edition (based on Debian Testing) using the Cinnamon DE, and the brightness appears to only have two settings: 100% and 0%. If I use the ...