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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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Why does Linux have poor battery life by default compared to Windows?

Is there something inherent to Linux operating systems that makes them poor managers of battery power by default? I would have thought a light distro like Lubuntu would have a clear battery life ...
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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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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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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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message at shutdown: watchdog did not stop!

At shutdown I often get the message watchdog did not stop! and then the laptop freezes after few other lines without shutting down. Any idea on how to fix this? Recently it happened very often, ...
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How to check if my battery is healthy?

My Lenovo ThinkPad T61 is rather old, and a couple of years ago I had to replace the battery as the old one was dead. Now the replacement battery seems like dying a slow death, but I get conflicting ...
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ACPI group/action undefined: processor / LNXCPU

If I unplug my laptop from the AC adapter, I will get ACPI errors like these: May 07 21:45:04 veritas root[7067]: ACPI group/action undefined: processor / LNXCPU:00 May 07 21:45:04 veritas root[7076]:...
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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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Powertop tunables: what does it do?

I just installed Powertop 1.98 on my laptop (T420 + FC15). There is a section called "Tunables". Half of my devices show as Bad. I see I can toggle from Bad to Good? What this section is for? What ...
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ACPI BIOS Error / AE_NOT_FOUND

I'm getting these error messages every single time I reboot my desktop (and a couple of more I don't know how to retain when it's shutting down, but those are not relevant to this question so far): [...
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ACPI Exception: AE_NOT_FOUND infinitely on startup

I just did a system update and upgrade on my Arch desktop. Just after getting past GRUB, I get this scrolling on the screen forever: ACPI Exception: AE_NOT_FOUND, while evaluating GPE method [_L6F].....
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ACPI Errors/Exeptions, why they spam, how to know and fix it?

I've been having these errors pollute my dmesg: [21720.400079] ACPI Error: [\_TZ_.THRM] Namespace lookup failure, AE_NOT_FOUND (20130328/psargs-359) [21720.400093] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution ...
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Immediate wake-up after suspend

My Debian 9 system wakes up in 2-5 seconds after it enters into the sleep mode (suspend to RAM) manually or automatically. The problem always occurs no matter how the sleep mode is invoked: by lid ...
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Information about a laptop fan

Can you help me with finding all the hardware information (parameters) and configuration files about the fan in my laptop? I'm interested of the fan's parameters and configuration files that I can ...
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Automatically switch display on lenovo docking and linux

I have a lenovo thinkpad with nvidia optimus and a mini docking station series 3. I want that while docked, it should automatically switch to an external monitor if possible and if I undock it, it ...
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acpi_listen: can't open socket /var/run/acpid.socket: No such file or directory

I need to use the acpi_listen command. It wasn't installed so I did: pacman -S acpid Then when I run the command acpi_listen I get: acpi_listen: can't open socket /var/run/acpid.socket: No such ...
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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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How to disable suspend on close laptop lid on NixOS?

I'm using NixOS on a laptop and want to disable auto-suspension that happens every time I close the laptop lid. Approach described in “How to disable auto suspend when I close laptop lid?”, that is, ...
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Disable GPE ACPI interrupts on boot?

If I look for ACPI interrupts, I find: /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/sci: 55414 /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/error: 0 /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/gpe00: 0 invalid /sys/firmware/...
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How can I improve battery life in Fedora 15?

I am seeing a horrible battery life with Fedora 15 (lovelock) with Gnome Shell 3 on my laptop. I keep the screen brightness, back light pretty low. I still get about 1 hr 50 minutes battery life out ...
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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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What does ACPI NMI LINT mean? and Why it changes across kernel version?

I'd like to understand what the following lines mean [ 0.000000] ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x01] dfl dfl lint[0x0]) [ 0.000000] ACPI: NMI not connected to LINT 1! [ 0.000000] ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (...
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What controls turning off during overheating on Linux

I started experience overheating (I have a few possible troublemakers for it and the cause is separate question) but I wondered what controls handling of overheating? Sometimes my computer: Halts ...
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System does not poweroff - how to diagnose

After upgrading to debian jessie my dated desktop system no longer powers off reliably (/sbin/poweroff - via systemctl on tty1). Instead, it shuts down, pauses and reboots and only powers off if I ...
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Graceful shutdown via power button

I want to be able to shutdown my CentOS 7 machine by pressing the power button. Since it doesn't work out of the box, I tried the following: yum -y install acpid service acpid start chkconfig acpid ...
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How can one make a laptop remain pingable and continue running its daemons even after the lid is closed?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 server on a laptop, and I'm pinging it from another machine. Whenever I close the lid, the pings stop getting responses, and when I open it again, they resume receiving them. ...
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ACPI wakeup from keyboard/mouse via /proc/acpi/wakeup after suspend. How to find the correct device?

I'd like to wakeup my system via keyboard or mouse. This can be done via /proc/acpi/wakeup and a simple echo DEVNAME > /proc/acpi/wakeup my wakeup file looks like this Device S-state ...
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script does not behave properly when called by acpi and udev events

I have the following files in /etc/acpi/events and /etc/udev/rules.d. /etc/acpi/events/lidclose # Pass all events to our one handler script event=button/lid action=/etc/acpi/monitors.sh /etc/udev/...
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How to deliberately activate cooling fan of laptop?

Hi I have a laptop (Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 4000), I'd like to control the cooling fan manually. How do I do that? /proc/acpi/fan/ is empty, the fan is otherwise working well. Distro is Fedora 14.
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What's the difference between udev and acpi(d)

They both seem to be receiving & processing kernel events, so why do they both exist? From what I gather, ACPI seems to be more high-level compared to udev, but apart from that can't really tell. ...
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What does the change of the clocksource influence?

The output of cat /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/available_clocksource lists the available hardware clocks. I have changed the clocks, without any visible difference. sudo /bin/sh -c '...
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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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why does Linux only boot on my computer when I add pci=noacpi in grub? Must I replace my laptop? Is it serious enough?

I have tried Ubuntu and Linux Mint and both of them only boot when acpi=off or pci=noacpi. What is this irq and pci scannning ? Someone told me to replace my laptop (it is in warranty period). I am ...
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Disabling screen blanking in GNOME 3

We are using a Debian 7 machine with the default GNOME 3 installation to display content on an information display. This display needs to remain on until the connected computer is switched off. ...
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command to reboot as non-root user

I am using LXDE on Debian. When logged in LXDE as user, I can click on the logout icon in the menu and choose one of the options: shutdown reboot logout suspend But when I type reboot or shutdown -r ...
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decipher this Acer Aspire 4830TG ACPI code for Nvidia Optimus

I am trying to make sense of the following NVOP Method from the ACPI tables for an Acer Aspire 4830TG with an Nvidia Optimus hybrid graphics system. The NVOP method on top defines a bunch of ...
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Why ACPI Namespace keeps changing

Does anyone know why the ACPI namespace keeps changing? I had a script a while back on a Red Hat system which read the CPU temperature from '/proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM'. Now I have a new (but ...
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Configure power button to shutdown on Debian/Mac Mini G4

I use Debian/PPC on an old Mac Mini G4, it currently serve as a DLNA server (UPnP), no mouse or keyboard plugged. I would like that my power button also serves to shutdown the box. Currently it does ...
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What does “acpi PNP0501:00: Still not present” mean?

On my new laptop, I have an error in dmesg which occurs every 2 seconds: acpi PNP0501:00: Still not present What does this mean? How to troubleshoot it?
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Where is the log for ACPI events?

Running Mint 14. Sometimes I can suspend fine, but after my computer is on for a while, it no longer suspends. It wakes up after a second or so without any external inputs. My guess is that I'm ...
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Suspending laptop fails ~50% of the time

Running ArchLinux and GNOME 3 on a Thinkpad X220. When I suspend my laptop it goes into sleep mode and the LED ring around the power button fades in and out. When a suspend fails, the LED ring and ...
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Have Sun keyboard moon key (116) not shut down my computer

On my Sun keyboard, the top-rightmost key (with a moon image, right above the keypad) shuts down my computer. I'd like it not to, as I hit it by mistake now and then. In /etc/default/keyboard, I only ...
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Laptop does not power off after it has been suspended to ram

I suspend my laptop using echo mem > /sys/power/state. That works fine and it resumes nicely. Once I try to power it off, it shuts down fine until i see the message Power down. (or similar). ...
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How can I put a PCIe device into the D3 cold power state?

How do I transition an arbitrary PCIe device from the D0 state (powered on) to the D3 cold state (no current to the device) using common utilities on a Linux system? Presumably this involves writing ...
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Battery full notification

I am using a Linux distribution, I didn't get any notification even after the battery is full. Is there any custom script to run battery charge status and output a sound notification when the ...
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ACPI region does not cover the entire command/response buffer

I'm experiencing system freezes and looking in the journal I see kernel (4.14.15-1-MANJARO) errors such as: kernel: tpm_crb MSFT0101:00: [Firmware Bug]: ACPI region does not cover the entire command/...
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Sysfs LCD backlight as thermal device

I have Compaq CQ60-120ec notebook. I discovered that there is a directory /sys/class/thermal/cooling_device2. The type said LCD. I tried to control the cooling device, and it dimmed my backlight on ...
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pidgin-blinklight not working with thinkpad_acpi (T430)

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 on my ThinkPad T430 and want to use the pidgin-blinklight plugin. The plugin says it needs ibm-acpi, but that's depricated as far as I can tell, and thinkpad_acpi is loaded by ...