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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ACPI spamming: 1 arguments were passed to a non-method ACPI object (RegionField)

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop on my Thinkpad Yoga 12 laptop ( http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/yoga-series/yoga-12/#tab-tech_specs ), using UEFI mode. My logs are getting spammed ...
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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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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 here,...
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How do I identify what hardware button is pressed? [closed]

I'd like to assign a certain task to execute when a specific hardware button is pressed. My question is how should I proceed to achieve this behaviour? Where is the information about the assigned ...
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Hundreds of “NameOwnerChanged” Dbus signals using CPU

My laptop just ran some updates, and when prompted to restart, I did. Now my CPU is maxing out, and my battery barely lasts 20 minutes. The processes that are going crazy are: PID USER PR NI ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 - Reboots instead of shutdown on Acer Aspire E 15

I have had this issue for a while, and have been looking up answers for days, but nothing has been working. I tried editing grub while with acpi=noirq and acpi=off (added behind quiet splash on one ...
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Ubuntu can't boot with ACPI on - Samsung NP700Z4AH Notebook - Radeon HD 6750M

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 in a Samsung Notebook but can't boot without disabling acpi. I appended acpi=off to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/default/grub and updated grub options with update-...
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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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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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Interactive prompt displayed but ignored on ACPI shutdown event (16.04) [duplicate]

This is a very weird issue, and I've consulted the usual resources but found nothing. When I press the shutdown button, I expect to see an interactive prompt -- e.g., "Shutdown / Reboot / Suspend / ...
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Ignoring BGRT: invalid status 0 (expected 1) when installing ubuntu

i'm trying to install Lubuntu on a toshiba sattelite C855D,(right now, it's running windows 8), but as soon as i choose to install the os, i'm greeted by the BGRT message. And that's it. All i can do, ...
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How do I get my Fn key to work on a Thinkpad T430s?

I have installed 16.04 on t430s laptop. FN key is not working, which means that none of the FN key-combos work. (e.g. FN+F8 should decrese screen brightness. running xev in terminal shows that ...
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getting acpi warnings/errors and vgaarb errors. Running Ubuntu 16.04 on Lenovo Z50-70.

Following are the errors or warning that I am getting. I am a complete novice at Linux, so don't have much knowledge of what is going on. Please let me know, if I am required to post the output of ...
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Unable to run Ubuntu on a MSI laptop without disabling ACPI

I own a MSI GP62 6QE-260XFR, which is a laptop featuring an i5-6300HQ CPU and a GTX 950M graphics card, sold without OS. I've installed Windows 10 on a partition. It works just fine. My problem is ...
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Boot time errors about ACPI, unsupported splx structure and a lying master control interrupt

I am getting boot time errors in ubuntu 14.04. After booting it works without any problem. Errors displayed are: 0.669116] dmar: Failed to find handle for ACPI object \ SB.PCI0SD After SD some ...
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thinkpad_acpi disabling brightness events

After installing routine updates, my keyboard brightness controls, wireless on/off, and other controls have stopped working. Interestingly, the 'lock' key still works. I have looked at a few other ...
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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 /etc/...
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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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What is preventing Ubuntu 16.04 from loading [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 desktop image to try and made a bootable USB 2. I tried to load it on my home assembled desktop. (Intel sandybridge i5 2500K, not overclocked, using integrated graphics, ...
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Sony VAIO laptop SVF11N11CLB not start Ubuntu 16.04 without acpi = off

After installing Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop, I could do without the option to start acpi = off. This causes loss control battery, wifi, screen brightness and sometimes left running only one processor ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 won't shutdown

On my MSI GS60, when I try to power off Ubuntu 16.04 LTS the laptop will not shut down. Reboot works fine though. I have removed the quiet splash parameters for grub so I can see the output. When I ...
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ACPI sensor showing really high temperatures but laptop isn't even warm

Alright, so I've got Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an HP Envy 15t Slim Quad laptop. It's running an i7 6700HQ processor and 8GB of Ram. The laptop has been running flawlessly but I've been getting temperatures ...
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hp update screwes stuff - black screen without acpi=off [closed]

you all know my previous two questions. Summary that booting Ubuntu is giving black screen and kernel panic in uefi and legacy respectively. So changing boot commandsin grub to acpi=off made it ...
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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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How does Ubuntu map Fn-keys and hardware buttons

How does Ubuntu know how to handle Fn-keys and hardware buttons such as the volume buttons? I am using a Thinkpad W530. For example, when I stop lightdm, stop the acpid daemon, and kill X. I have ...
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Laptop battery keeps discharging even after full charge (not switching to AC)

The laptop does not switch to AC mode after fully charging. I dualboot and this problem is nonexistent on Windows 10. But on Ubuntu 15.10 it just keeps discharging. Problem persists on Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Deactivate Dedicated Nvidia Card

I realise that this question has been asked a lot, but I feel like I tried everything and I'm still stuck. I have a Laptop with a dedicated NVIDIA gpu, and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04. I've heard that ...
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Laptop won't suspend on 16.04 (Kernel 4.4.8)

So I had Kubuntu 16.04 which had been upgraded from 15.10. Always worked fine and slept when I closed the lid. I installed Ubuntu (switched from Kubuntu) (clean install, formatted root partition) 16....
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Unable to Partition Software RAID 0 array with 16.04 Server + Z170 Skylake, ACPI Exception in log

I'm trying to do a clean install of 16.04 on some new hardware, and I'm unable to partition/install onto a RAID 0 array. Motherboard: AsRock Z170 Fatal1ty ITX/ac (SATA devices set to AHCI, also tried ...
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Boot Option : ACPI=off

acpi=off is the only way to USB Live Ubuntu/Lubuntu, which eventually shows up only 1 processor (for i7 6700HQ), no power option, no brightness control etc. There are couple of people suffering from ...
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error ACPI PCC . Ubuntu installation

After install "ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64" alongside windows7 and restart laptop , I see this message . What Should I Do ? "Dell Inspiron 5110"
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Problem shutting down or restarting after suspend.16.04

Yesterday I noticed when I went to restart my laptop, it wouldn't. The computer is a brand new Dell XPS 13 9350. After looking into some things I noticed that it would only happen (Not shutting down) ...
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Will updates to LiveCD test be gone after I install it on disk?

If I run Ubuntu from a USB stick, and then install updates and drivers, will these be included if I now select "Install Ubuntu" on the laptop? It has no previous installation on it. Or will everything ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, Nvidia and ACPI issues

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 in Legacy Mode on a MSI PE60 6QE (Nvidia GTX960M, I7 Skylake). However, it is not working well. Secure boot and Fast boot are not enabled. I have tried all these steps ...
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Boot Failure: ACPI PCC Probe Failed. Unable to install ubuntu 14.04.3 / 4

I have a system on which win7 is already installed. I prepared a bootable USB using startup disk creator already installed in ubuntu 14.04.3(another machine) . When trying to boot that usb stick on 32-...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu 15.10 without 'idle

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10(EFI 64bit) on MSI GS40 laptop, which has Intel Skylake processor and Nvidia's dedicated GPU. I couldn't boot to Ubuntu's installation stage without giving GRUB's boot option '...
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Intel wireless works only when acpi=off on 16.04

I've bought recently brand new ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th generation, trying to set up Ubuntu 16.04 (beta 2 at moment of writing). Can't get wireless and ACPI working together, they kind of exclude each ...
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ACPI : EC: Fail in evaluating the _REG object of EC device. Broken bios is suspected

I can't install linux with kernel over than 4.x on my computer. (MSI GP72-6QE-087XFR Leopard Pro) Tried : Ubuntu 15.10, debian 8 and linux mint 17.3. This is saying: "ACPI : EC: Fail in evaluating ...
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Problem ACPI on Ubuntu 15.10 with Lenovo B50-30 Power Management Issue

Good Day, I have a Lenovo B50-30 with Ubuntu 10.15 and recently have problems with ACPI. Earlier in Ubuntu 10.12 with Kernel 2.xx not had any problems with ACPI. Now I have the 15:10 and my computer ...
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Booting Ubuntu 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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Ubuntu live USB boot freezes with “ACPI PCC probe failed”

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Toshiba laptop (not sure exact model, but it's about 4 years old, and was pretty cheap at the time). It came with windows 8, now has windows 10, and it's super slow, ...
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Unable to boot after longer period of non-use [duplicate]

I am relatively new to Linux and have very little experience with it. I bought a new (albeit slow) laptop a few months ago (Asus X553M) and immediately installed Ubuntu without deleting windows. I ...
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I've found ACPI drivers, but they're set up for Arch Linux, how can I build a package for Ubuntu?

Some of the features on my Asus netbook don't function and there appears to be conflicts, dmesg shows a recommendation to install drivers for ACPI. I found the drivers I need, but they are packaged ...
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Trouble booting and installing Linux - Broken BIOS suspected?

I have tried installing Ubuntu on my PC (msi PE60 6QE, Specs: nvidia GTX960M, i7, 16GB DDR4, Windows 10) via USB Drive. I have been trying for the past 3 days but it doesn't seem to work at all. The ...
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ACPI PCC Probe failed error in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

After installing nvidia drivers at boot time I get ACPI PCC probe failed message. I am using ubuntu 14.04. Please let me know. Thanks & Regards Rajeev
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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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ACPI PCC probe failed on Ubuntu installation from usb

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on a HP Vivienne Tam netbook (throwing away Windows). With Universal USB Installer I prepared the flash drive in order to proceed with the installation. When the ...
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Toshiba Satellite L645D screen brightness does not work on Ubuntu 12.04

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Toshiba Satellite L645D and the screen brightness does not work. Any suggestions?
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Ubuntu 15.04 does not shutdown properly

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 it works nicely but id does not shut down. If I manage to press delete key (it freezes quick) while it shut down it says this: starting version 219 error:/dev/sdf: ...
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ACPI probe fail - cannot install - tried suggested solutions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 on a Dell 5810 workstation with NVIDIA K620 graphics card. I receive an ACPI Probe Failed error after attempting install, after which I have to cold boot. I have ...