Questions that relate to the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specification which provides an open standard for device configuration and power management by the operating system.

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If docked during sleep, how can I execute my docked script on wakeup?

Setup: Thinkpad x230 + docking station; Ubuntu 14.04 I use ACPI events to detect if when I dock into my dockingstation and undock. This triggers some xrandr command to setup my external monitors and ...
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acpid does not trigger Events after booting; manually starting acpid works

I have a Thinkpad X230 with docking station and Ubuntu 14.04 and would like to execute a xrandr script to configure my external 2 monitors when changing from standalone to dockung mode and the other ...
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Ubuntu won't shutdown (system halted)

I have an Acer Aspire E1 (ES1-311-P1D5) and I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on it. SecureBoot is enabled. When I try to shutdown the system, it will stop but won't shutdown the computer itself. I've read ...
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Using suspend-to-disk instead suspend-to-ram

when i close the lid of my notebook ubuntu went into suspend-to-ram. After opening it is very quick ready to work. But i have many problems (discussed in other threads) with waking up, mouse and ...
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acpi_listen is not working the way it should

I want to get keymaps of the keys using acpi_listen for some keyboard layout issues. But when i run acpi_listen and press any alphabetical key, it will only display that letter(Suppose I press a it ...
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Worrying messages in syslog

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. Today, I found some scary looking messages in syslog. I wanted to know if they are a cause for worry. ACPI: Deprecated procfs I/F for battery is loaded, please ...
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Strange behavior when closing lid Gateway NE56R

I have a Gateway NE56R laptop running the latest Kubuntu 14.10 x64 beta, although I had this same problem on Trusty. This problem may also affect some Acer Aspire laptops if that helps you fix my ...
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How to change drain order of laptop batteries?

I have a laptop with an extra battery. Currently the smaller one in the bay normally reserved for a CD/DVD drive drains first, leaving the main one untouched until the smaller one is totally ...
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Power off stuck acer 5560

Hi I have a laptop acer 5560G. apu a6-3400 which works very well with windows. I am making migration to kubuntu 14.04 which I really liked. Congratulations !!. The problem I have is that when you turn ...
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Disable keyboard input wake up

I want to disable making my laptop wakes up from suspend on keyboard input. I searched a lot and I disabled all devices in /proc/acpi/wakeup but it still wakes up when clicking any button. I checked ...
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High ACPI interrupts counts in brand-new laptop

EDIT: It almost seems like the issue is resolved now(I get 22 interrupts in a 10 seconds interval with video playing in the background). The only difference is that I re-installed Ubuntu, but this ...
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Catch lid close and open events

I tried to write a script like this suggestion: How do I configure the screen to lock when I close the lid? I created a directory and a new script file: mkdir /etc/acpi/local gksudo gedit ...
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All network connections close when laptop lid is closed 14.04

First of all, I'm not the most proficient beaver when it comes to linux in general but I catch on very fast. I'm using the x86 version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a Toshiba Satellite L40-14F laptop, ...
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peripherals switch off, caused by overheating: ACPI problem

I have an HP Pavilion dm1-4125sa Laptop, 64 Bit with 1.7 GHz AMD Dual-Core E-450 CPU, dual-booted with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Often when I am in Ubuntu (only Ubuntu, Windows is fine), when it ...
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Trying to run Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 with old ATI cards

First, I've tried Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 10.04, Xubuntu 11.04, Xubuntu 12.04. Video card is ATI Radeon 9600/9550/X1050 Series. I've done some digging before I decided to ask question ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize my battery

For the last 3 years I've been using a Samsung notebook. I was using Ubuntu 13.10 until 2 weeks ago. Then I decided to format and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything was working great, until the ...
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14.04 BIOS, ACPI Errors in dmesg

I recently upgrade from 12.04 x64 to 14.04.1 x64 Dell Latitude Laptop I am seeing messages in dmesg that are causing me concern. The 2 excerpts below are the ones I am most concerned with: [ ...
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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. However, the battery indicator in the system tray is not updating at all. If I start the ...
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Gateway ML3109 only boots with “acpi=off”

I have a Gateway ML3109 that I have installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64 bit on. I used the alternate installer, and the acpi=off option during the install. My system will only boot with the parameter ...
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Ubuntu wakes immediately after suspend with Nouveau on GeForce GT 525M [closed]

I've seen a couple similar questions (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), but neither seems to address my case. When I suspend, after a second, I see a terminal with the word "Nouveau" (implying Nvidia problems?), and ...
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How does Ubuntu process the press of the power button and other keys presented on the keyboard?

How does Ubuntu process the press of the power button and other keys presented on the keyboard? There are many hot keys on my keyboard: Power Button, Volumn Up, Volumn Down, Mute and so on. How does ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon with Ubuntu 14.04 wakes from suspend by itself after 3 hours

My machine seems to wake up from suspend by itself, at irregular intervals. Causing the power to die out, and machine turn off. It is quite the annoyance, when the machine is in my case and it wakes ...
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rtcwake cron does not work

I intend to put my computer to sleep every night and make it wake up again next morning. I found that rtcwake would serve my purpose. However putting it in the crontab does nothing. Following is my ...
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Extremely slow ACPI Event Propagation

A follow up to my previous question here: Run a Script when Power Button is Pushed So I am able to detect ACPI events and I intercept the power button press appropriately, however there is an ...
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Error: Cannot find backlight controller for radeon acpi graphics card

I get the following message every time I reboot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: drm: radeon_acpi_init Error: Cannot find a backlight controller What does this mean, and how can I fix it? Many thanks for your ...
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ACPI not running custom script on power button press

Any idea how I can debug acpid not starting my custom script on modified xfce4 environment. I've modified "/etc/acpi/events/powerbtn" to point to the correct script: event=button[ /]power ...
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What does acpi -t measure?

Whenever I use acpi -t, no matter what I'm doing, the temperature it displays is the same: Thermal 0: ok, 14.0 degrees C So to try and figure out why that is, I go to the man page: acpi Shows ...
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How can I log acpi temperatures?

I'm trying to debug why my computer randomly shuts down sometimes, and to rule out temperature issues (since I don't think that's the case) I would like to log the output of acpi -t somewhere so when ...
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How to reverse the color of [HP] touchpad button/indicator LED

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Compaq CQ60 laptop. The laptop has a button just above the touchpad which allows the touchpad to be enabled and disabled. There is a LED under this button, which (when ...
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How to disable the [HP] ACPI button for the wireless card?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Compaq CQ60 laptop. Ever since I installed Ubuntu (back on 12.04), the "toggle wireless" button next to the power button hard locks the WiFi adapter, causing me to ...
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Overheating in an dual-boot system (windows 8+Ubuntu 14.04)

Precisely, I would like to know if booting windows 8 through GRUB can affect in any way the global performance (CPU/GPU benchmarks, cooling efficiency etc...) in both Windows and Ubuntu 14.04 ... I ...
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ACPI Events not triggered after booting

I purchased a Convertible (Laptop and Tablet, Ubuntu 14.04 installed) and would like to execute a script when changing from laptop to tablet mode and the other way around. So I created two new files ...
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Run a Script when Power Button is Pushed

I'm trying to run a script once I push the power button instead of having my machine turn off. I'm running Ubuntu Server 13.04, but any answers also need to work on Server 14.04. I've looked at ACPI ...
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how to improve boot time and solve overheating issues?

Okay guys, I am new to Ubuntu and Linux. Truth be told, my first time feels like hell. I have been having problems booting up (takes a lot of time). My laptop is overheating and I can smell things. ...
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Weird possibly ACPI related behavior on 14.04

Since upgrading my notebook to 14.04 I've observed a weird behavior, possibly tied to ACPI; sometimes on boot, hotkeys like ctrl + alt + T and function-keys like fn + ⌨ (for keyboard-backlight ...
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Ubuntu shows only one core with nolapic booting option

The only way I can boot my Ubuntu (13.10) on my iMac properly is with 'nolapic' option. However, as far as I know, this option disables all the cores but one. I wonder, is there any way for me to boot ...
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How do I enable S3 acpi support?

My PC Bios has support for S1 and S3 acpi. I would like to enable the S3 suspension, however when I do try to suspend, the Bios boots the computer but the kernel doesn't come up and take over. All I ...
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UPower reports Incorrect Capacity

I've just replaced my old Netbook battery with a new one of higher capacity. It was a cheap battery off of Amazon which clearly reads as a 5200mAh battery but Ubuntu reports the battery as being the ...
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Fan is always on, CPU usage is rather low and can't find the fan or thermal_zone proc files

I have an Asus N76VB notebook with Ubuntu 14.04 and TLP for power managment. However, the fan is always on. It's not really loud, but it's annoying. My CPU usage is around 1-2%. It's clocked at 1.20 ...
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Does Ubuntu Phone support RTC Alarm?

Is /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm present? Does phone wake up after setting it when it's completely switched off? What does it do when the phone is locked? Will it be supported in hardware by all ...
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System crash: empty /sys/class/backlight (deleted acpi_video0) & now the error “disk drive is not ready yet or present”

I "tried" to set the default brightness for Ubuntu 14.04. Following here, At first I did: echo 5 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness then: sudo apt-get install xbacklight then ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 live disk only starts up with acpi=off

I recently tried to run ubuntu 14.04 on a USB drive as I wanted to decide whether it is worth upgrading to(my netbook now has 12.04 on it). However, when I tried to start ubuntu up from the USB ...
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Suspend to RAM not working

It used to be working in Xubuntu 13.04, now I'm using Ubuntu studio 13.10 and it doesn't switch off the fans. If I resume (press any keys, also Wake up Key) it goes back normally, but If I manually ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu 12.04 LTS guest cannot shutdown

I have a virtualbox guest running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The host is also an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Virtualbox running is version 4.3.10 When I'm running in the guest and click on the shutdown button, nothing ...
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Computer reboots instead of shutdown, only after suspend

I have posted seen this on the Ubuntu forums (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2175057), but its not drawing a solution there so I am posting here. Problem is when I shutdown my computer it ...
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AC power plug/unplug events

Running Ubuntu Server 13.04 (kernel 3.8.0-19-generic)* . I want to react when AC power is applied or removed. I can query the state correctly either through acpi -b or cat ...
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How can I prevent anything from happening when I shut the lid of my laptop?

I have a laptop running 12.04 Server Edition, and I'd like to be able to shut the lid without anything happening. I need it to remain pingable and sshable and continue to run all of its daemons and ...
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acpi_listen doesn't detect events

I can run acpi_listen, then press all of the function keys (eg Fn+F5 to dim the screen backlight), but no events are reported in acpi_listen. How can I get acpi_listen to report the acpi events that ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 on Asus N550J : battery detected and charged, but laptop won't work without charger plugged

I recently installed Lubuntu (1st time user) on my Asus N550J laptop. I'm having a problem with the battery or the charger, I don't know for now; the battery is there and I presume it is detected : ...
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Problem using acpi_call_GUI on dell inspiron N5110

I just installed acpi_call_GUI on my laptop using this guide. (In order to switch off discrete graphics at every boot) Now when i run the software , i click to install acpi_call. After that it asks me ...