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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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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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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How can I extract the DSDT (Differentiated System Description Table) of my notebook? [closed]

I am planning to convert my T420s notebook to a hackintosh notebook. But I currently can't boot the hackintosh installer. Someone said I could save and extract the DSDT in Linux, which would help me ...
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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 ...
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Network speed drop when not charging

I can surf the web when I am charging my laptop ,but when i pull my charger out to run on battery power, it looks like the internet speed drop to 0kb/s. I tried to turn acpi=off in grub.cfg this ...
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Battery applet when acpi=off

i had some trouble with bad internett connection when i pulled out my charger adapter. So i went into grub.cfg and and added acpi=off. I have tried to turn acpi on, and the applet comes back. but the ...
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How can I disable CPU C2 and C3 states options?

I have a DELL XPS 13 9333. As you can read here, it produces an annoying coil whine under some circumstances: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19538215.aspx Someone ...
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Unexpected Command Completion Code

I am getting the error xhci_hcd 0000:07:00.0 ERROR: unexpected command completion code 0x11 on Ubuntu 13.10. The error occurs when I resume my system from being suspended. It also happens on my tty ...
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Module acpi not found

My OS is 12.04, I'm not able to suspend and wake up my PC at given time, or better if I run sudo rtcwake -m mem -s 120 My PC enter suspend mode and the power-on light turns up after 2 minutes, but ...
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not booting on battery - ubuntu 1204 on probook 4445s

There were no problems after initial installation till battery drained completely while the laptop was still on. After this, booting the computer on battery - with power cord disconnected causes ...
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Which service (ubuntu 13.10) is putting my laptop to sleep when I close the lid?

I run a netinstall of ubuntu 13.10. When I was on 12.10 I had a a sleep.sh script in /etc/acpid that would be invoked by the closelid event in /etc/acpid/events and then basically run pm-suspend. I ...
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Why does “echo EHC1 > /proc/acpi/wakeup” change Enabled to Disabled

I have a very basic question. I understand what echo does, and how it directs a string to the file /proc/acpi/wakeup. My question is what is actually happening when I direct the word EHC1 to ...
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Cannot install 13.10 past initial setup

I have an HP Pavilion g7. Intel i3 2.2ghz, Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit), 4gb RAM, 600gb hd. Trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 along side win7. Will happily provide more info if needed. Booting from ...
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acpi-support script missing in rc.d

I've just had a look inside the directories /etc/init.d and /etc/rc.d . I have a 13.10 machine, upgraded from 13.04. Then I saw that this link was missing. S99acpi-support -> ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't suspend

Have been thru several threads with similar issues, but no resolution. ASUS X201E, freshly upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. Suspend from any menu does not work since upgrade. When I select "Suspend" from the ...
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Unable to disable all acpi events relating to lid

I want to disable all lid processes because sometimes my ThinkPads cannot wake from a blank screen after having lid closed. I have commented out everything in /etc/acpi/events/lidbtn but still the ...
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/etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh for full shutdown menu?

I'm having the same problem as 13.10: Power button shuts down directly and Ubuntu 13.10 with Cinnamon Desktop Environment This answer seems to be the way to go, but I don't know what the command is. ...