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On my Acer Aspire One netbook, I have noticed that acpid starts /etc/acpi/lid.sh multiple times a minute. This script should only be started when the lid is closed or opened. How can I stop theses unnecessary starts from happening without switching off acpi or disabling the lid event?

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Is this the same issue as this bug

If so there is a description of the cause here and the solution is here

Like the man says

[this] involves recompiling the kernel. Don't do this unless you're familiar with the process. Back up your machine beforehand. Follow this guide at your own risk. Etc, etc

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sounds quite similar. Unfortunately it looks like a BIOS bug, so applying the patch would nor really help since it would have to be done with every kernel update. –  txwikinger Aug 18 '10 at 16:22
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Or poke an Ubuntu kernel developer until they add it to the Ubuntu patch-set. Might need a bit more work to stop it attacking other systems (I haven't looked at the code) but otherwise, it's not hard to patch the Ubuntu kernel... Just takes a bit of time to compile. –  Oli Aug 18 '10 at 18:04
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