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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Remap keyboard Ubuntu 12.04; Asus Q500A

I have an Asus Q500A with win8 and Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit with linux kernel 3.8.0-32-generic. I am using gnome-panel, and xserver-xorg-lts-raring. I have been experiencing problems with the keyboard ...
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How to prevent the Power button to shutdown directly the system?

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10. When I press my power button, my computer immediately shuts down. In Ubuntu 13.04 I got a nice menu, where I could choose what to do. It is gone now and I want ...
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Can anybody help me resolve these FWTS issues?

See the list below. I have no clue where to start... I ran firmware testsuitelive (USB). Some tests failed, which might explain the issues I'm having with my machine (constant reboot after shutdown or ...
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Upon installing Ubuntu 13.04, “acpid : exiting”

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 from DVD. I choose to install it alongside Window 7. The DVD was it self ejected and i got a black screen and acpid : exiting was written on upper right corner. How ...
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Enable acpi on Ubuntu 13.04 ARM ChromeBook

I've just recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto my Samsung ARM Chromebook, using http://chromeos-cr48.blogspot.com/2013/05/chrubuntu-one-script-to-rule-them-all_31.html, then upgraded to 13.10. I'm ...
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ACPI Warnings in logs

On Ubuntu 12.04.3 with kernel 3.8 this message appears in the kernel.log and the syslog. Sep 23 12:24:06 laptop-allard kernel: [ 6.988503] ACPI Warning: 0x0000000000000428-0x000000000000042f ...
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acpi=off needed when BIOS graphics mode is switchable

I just flashed my laptops bios to newest version and now I have the option to define how i'd like to set my graphic mode. I have the option to check "integrated" and "switchable". The difference seems ...
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Acpid: exiting (Ubuntu 13.04)

When I try to shut down my DELL XPS 15 I get the message: acpid: exiting. Why is that and what can I do to solve the problem?
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Why time taken to charge the laptop battery increases rapidly when it almost full?

When my laptop is charging at first it charges normally. But when its charged about 98% time remaining begins to increase why is this?
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ACPI events not registering

After upgrading to linux-generic-lts-raring, the ACPI events on my laptop don't seem to firing the associated scripts. For example, closing the lid does not turn off the screen and suspend the ...
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My power button doesn't work under LXDE. How can I fix this?

Ever since I switched to LXDE my power button won't work anymore. I would love to be able to display a fancy logout menu like the one in Unity and similar DEs. How can I achieve this?
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ACPI on Asus NV56V Ubuntu 13.04

i'm rather new to ubuntu and just made a fresh install of ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8 on my new asus N56V, however i couldn't make it shut down, reboot or logout properly which i taught was odd, ...
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Thinkpad T60p boots 12.04 & 13.04 from Live CD but panics when booting same from SSD

Strange problem has me stumped. Recently swapped out old HDD for new SSD on my T60p. Now can't seem to boot off it after installing either 12.04 or 13.04, but booting from Live CD with same those ...
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Adjust screen brightness doesn't work Xubuntu 13.04 xfce4 keyboard shortcut fn+f2/f3 Toshiba L840 laptop

Can't adjust the screen brightness using keyboard shortcut (fn+f2/f3). Running Xubuntu 13.04 w/ xfce4-power-manager on a Toshiba L840 laptop. Tried editing the grub file w/ ...
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Prevent PC from shutting down on Power button

I am building a PC and a BeagleBords ARM embedded for public use. They run Ubuntu 13.04 and manually assembled Linux respectively. Is there a way to prevent them from being shut down on pressing ...
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Is Mactel PPA good stuff for Macbook Pro 5,3 with Ubuntu 13.04?

The Mactel repository proposes some extra packages in order to run Ubuntu on Macbook computers. Mine is a Macbook Pro 5,3 (2009) running Ubuntu 13.04. The wiki page about the Mactel support seems to ...
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ACPI and Macbook Pro 5,3 Ubuntu 13.04

Found out that I can't use ACPI on my Macbook Pro 5,3 (2009) with Ubuntu 13.04. I tested it with the 3.6.x and 3.8.x kernels, and with nVidia drivers 310 ("tested" driver in "Additional driver") and ...
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Can I use the power button to shut down my computer gracefully on Ubuntu Minimal?

I am looking for a way to get my computer to automatically shutdown when I press the power button. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 minimal. A similar question is asked here. However, with Ubuntu ...
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Can not run Ubuntu 13.04 with ACPI

I am trying to install 64 bit Ubuntu 13.04 on a new system. I can only run Ubuntu with "acpi=off" option. This applies to both attempt to run Live USB and installed system. If I do not give "acpi=off" ...
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How to configure acpi for battery?

I am using: acpitool -B to print out information about my battery. It returns: Battery status : <not available> When I do ls in /proc/acpi/battery, there are no files. A few other ...
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Why does Ubuntu think that my iMac is a laptop?

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my late-2010 iMac. I am dual-booting OS X 10.8.3 and Ubuntu. For some reason, Ubuntu thinks that my system is a laptop. Under the "Displays" settings, it only says ...
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Dell Inspiron n5110 syslog ACPI warnings on Ubuntu 13.04

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and got a bunch of warnings in syslog: May 9 02:21:34 Dell kernel: [ 9.689651] ACPI Warning: 0x0000000000000428-0x000000000000042f SystemIO conflicts with Region ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 overheating on S46CA

I bought a new notebook ASUS s46ca with Windows 8 preinstaled. And I noticed that the left side from the touchpad gets warm. In windows 8 it does not happen. I think that fan is running faster in ...
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Problems on boot

Good morning! I have a little problem with my Ubuntu 13.04. Actually, I have this problem with any other linux distributive (Fedora, Fuduntu, Mandriva, Ubuntu 11.04 => 13.04, Linux Mint 14 and oth.). ...
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Not been able to Shut Down 13.04

After installing Ubuntu 13.04 (not upgrading to it, I did a "clean install" removing the older one), I'm not been able to shutdown the system. After clicking the Shut Down button the desktop ...
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On boot, Ubuntu 13.04 reaches 89º C and shutdown

After install Ubuntu 13.04 my notebook, an inspiron 15R n5010, reaches 89ºC and shutdown. I tried to boot on recovery mode and before shutdown seems to say that "ACPI" gave the order. Somebody knows ...
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Terminal check remaining battery health [duplicate]

I've tried the following command cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/info And there it is No such file or directory acpi outputing this: Battery 0: Unknown, 100% Is there another way to check the ...
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Brightness does not change on Asus K55n laptop

I have tried setting different acpi_os, acpi_backlight=vendor, changed the kernel to 3.7.4, and yet nothing happens when I use the FN + F5/F6 keys to change the brightness. KDE recognizes it and will ...
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How does hotkeys, lid close, suspend etc. work with Ubuntu on a newer Thinkpad Laptop?

I am trying to setup my Thinkpad T420 with xmonad as window manager and with as little gnome as possible. If I launch gnome-settings-manager all my hotkeys (disable touchpad, volume up/down, ...
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Where is the ACPI log?

Sometimes my computer shuts down unexpectedly, usually when some process is taxing the CPU. This answer mentions that "when a system shuts down in a normal way, it is either a user with root ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS only works when when I replace splash with acpi=off

I'm very new to Ubuntu and this site as well. I've grown up on Windows and felt like trying something new. So here is my problem: I have a DELL Inspiron m5030 that got a virus so i reformatted and ...
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How do I control the fan when running kernel 3.7?

A while ago I started to use thinkfan to control the fan speed of my lenovo thinkpad. This became necessary as it stoped working after a kernel update (I think it came with the installation of a v3.7 ...
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My laptop only boots with the acpi=off parameter. How can I fix this?

I managed to install Ubuntu 12.10 with the option acpi=off, as it didn't work without. Now it boots only with this option. Is it possible to solve the problem for the need of this option? With this ...
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Is it possible to activate irq routing at runtime if it is disabled at boot?

I've had some kind of hardware failure on a laptop that requires me to boot with the kernel parameter acpi=noirq. This turns of my wifi. No good. Is there a way to turn it back on after boot? I tried ...
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I need help with the battery Icon [on hold]

I have a Toshiba Satellite L645D running Ubuntu 12.10 and it seems like Ubuntu like some other distros (Nadia, Debian) won't recognize my battery and I don't know the reason for that, it won't show ...
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Thinkpad W520 brightness modification requires suspend

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 with 12.10 installed on it. The specifics are: Linux corellia 3.5.0-19-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 13 17:48:01 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux It works ...
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Thinkfan on Thinkpad T410 - thinkpad_acpi doesn't seem to support fan_control

I try to run thinkfan. I installed it and configured it. But if i do this i get an error. chris@chris-ThinkPad-T410:~$ sudo thinkfan -n WARNING: Using default temperature inputs in ...
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My mouse / keyboard response gets delayed if I don't use it all the time.

Occasionally my mouse / keyboard would take extra long to respond to input. If I moved the mouse or pressed a key it would take an extra second to respond the work normally. If I leave it alone for ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 doesn't save screen brightness on reboot

I have a laptop running Xubuntu 12.10 that doesn't save the brightness setting on reboot. There are some explanations on Ask Ubuntu about how to have a specific brightness be set on reboot, but not ...
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Where to download a fixed DSDT?

I have an older PC I'm trying to throw Ubuntu on. It's running an Abit NF M2 Nview and the DSDT is buggy even on the latest bios. Everywhere I look at says to download fixed DSDT's from this site: ...
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acpi_listen only detects every other backlight hotkey press

I am trying to get the LCD backlight brightness control to work properly on my new ASUS G75VW-DH72 laptop in Ubuntu 12.10. I got it to mostly work by following the instructions that I wrote here ...
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HP Spectre XT screen dim (completely dark) on boot. Can this be fixed? [duplicate]

When my computer boots up, the LCD backlight is completely blank. I have to increase the brightness using the keys on my keyboard, and only then am I able to see the login screen. I'm not sure how ...
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Restart Trouble Ubuntu 12.10

I`ve installed Ubuntu 12.10 on 3 different machines: Acer AspireOne Netbook Lenovo T60 Notebook Desktop - P5P77 - Asus mainboard - I3 - porcessor I have the same issue on all of themm ...
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where did /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/XXX go in 12.10?

I use some custom scripts that use and monitor the battery information that was in: /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/(state|info) However, since upgrading to 12.10 I no longer have those files and I've been ...
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Brightness control increments brightness by 4 instead of 1

The value of /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness increments by four when the brightness controls are used, but I am able to force the value to anything in [0-10]. I have a HP Envy 17-3200. ...
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How do I shutdown 12.10 when ACPI is set to OFF?

I recently installed 12.04 on an HP Spectre XT ultrabook. I installed 12.04 from a USB. When the install was complete, and the computer restarted, I got a blank screen. After some searching, I found ...
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Suspend on power button when session is locked

Is it possible to configure Ubuntu so that the power button causes suspend regardless of whether the session is locked or not? See here, for example. That configuration does not work, however, if the ...
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Booting trouble after upgrade to 12.10 on a Dell XPS 15z

Before the upgrade, booting did not work out of the box, but this site told me to put "acpi=noirq" before "quiet splash" in the commands befre startup, and edit /etc/default/grub too. This worked ...
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ACPI _OSC control

I've noticed an error from dmesg output that ubuntu canot enable ASPM: [ 0.192722] pci0000:00: ACPI _OSC support notification failed, disabling PCIe ASPM [ 0.192728] pci0000:00: Unable to ...
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Is there a program to charge/discharge the battery automatically without the need to unplug the ac adapter everytime?

I want to give some life to my old laptop, and recalibrate the battery (old now). When reading around on forums, the common info is to turn on the PC, drain the batt, even from Bios, and then recharge ...