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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Cannot get temperatures in Dell Studio 1558

I could never get proper temperatures on my Dell Studio 1558. lm-sensors and acpi give wrong readings. The output of sensors is, $ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: ...
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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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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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Booting Ubuntu 12.04 with “acpi=off” grub parameter

In order for me to boot into 12.04, I have to add the parameter acpi=off in grub. Any other options as specified here do not allow me to boot into Ubuntu. My question is simple, what does setting ...
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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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Computer is randomly shutting down. What could be?

I'm having some problems, my computer is shutting down at random intervals, but from today it started to shut off rigth after the login screen. It's a Toshiba Laptop. I thought it was the cpu ...
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HP Probook 4530s - fans are always on and noisy [closed]

How can I get the fans of my HP Probook 4530s to slow down when the CPU is cool? The following attempts to fix the problem that have been unsuccesful: Fresh install of oneiric I disabled discrete ...
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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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Unable to adjust screen brightness on Gateway NV54

i have ubuntu 11.10 installed on gateway nv54. I want to install drivers for video card because the Screen brightness not changing.. But "Additional Drivers" not detecting anything. Graphics: Mobile ...
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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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How to disable powerbutton in 13.10 minimal?

I have my IR receiver connected to the physical power button for turning on and there's a separate remote button for turning off. How to disable the power on button from shutting down the computer? ...
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Note book is getting very hot when using Ubuntu 12.04

I have bought a Toshiba satellite Pro L850 note book. It already has preinstalled windows 7 professional. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now my note book have two Operating systems. The problem is, ...
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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. ...
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How do I prevent immediate wake up from suspend (version II)?

This question covers one reason a computer might immediately wake after suspend: How do I prevent immediate wake up from suspend? I seem to have a different one. After a recent security patch update ...
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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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Change power button to 'Ask' in Xubuntu 13.10

I have recently installed Xubuntu 13.10 on my Vaio vpcea making me a Linux beginner. The problem is that laptop's power button is right on the edge of the bezel making it far too easy to press ...
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How do I use acpi_call?

How am I supposed to run/install acpi_call? I've found a similar solution on the linux hybrid graphics blog, but still couldn't manage to run it.
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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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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=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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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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Lubuntu Precise - Power button doesn't shutdown immediately anymore

After some upgrade, my headless lubuntu 12.04 stopped shutting down on power button press. I tried to edit ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml without success. Nowhere docs on possible alternative to ...
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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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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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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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ACPI startup error on ubuntu 11.10 but worked on 11.04

i have looked around quite a bit for an issue like this, but cant find anything. I had Ubuntu 11.04 running on my desktop with no issues. I then formated the drive to install 11.10. I managed to get ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Automatically start at specific time like BIOS?

Some BIOSes have an option to start the computer from a fully off state (not suspended) at a specific 'alarm' time. Is there any command or way to set this in Ubuntu without restarting and going to ...
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Hibernate on Dell Inspiron 1525

I'm ahving a Dell Inspiron 1525. I installed there a stock Ubuntu 10. However I can see no "hibernate" item in the shutdown menu. Is ACPI supported on 1525? If it is, how can I make hibernate work ...
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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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How to manually power-on the webcam?

I have a Clevo laptop with a built in webcam, on the keyboard there's a helpful Fn+F10 hotkey that seems to power the device on and off. I'd like to have some control over the webcam without needing ...
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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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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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I need help with the battery Icon [closed]

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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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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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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Dell precision M4600 stuck at last stage of reboot

When rebooting the sequence freezes at the very last stage in which it attempts to the the system to reset through ACPI. Setting acpi=off in grub.cfg fixed this problem, but I was unable to suspend, ...
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ACPI 30k+ interrupts per second

My computer is currently doing something like 30k+ interrupts per second. This causes battery issues as well as the CPU being always stuck at the highest speed, making it very hot (overheating.. 75C ...
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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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ACPI issue, help to fix broken DSDT on an HP Pavilion DV6-6008el

I'm having a hard time fixing the ACPI subsystem of an HP laptop (Pavilion DV6-6008el, Ubuntu Natty 64-bit). I can boot only if acpi=off is specified as kernel parameter in grub, otherwise blank ...