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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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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What does the kernel boot parameter “set acpi_osi=Linux” do?

I am facing an issue with brightness control in my laptop which has Intel HD graphics and Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit. So when I searched for a fix I found that a common suggestion is to edit the GRUB file ...
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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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Battery indicator is stuck on “estimating”?

After installing Ubuntu 10.10, the battery indicator worked fine (both percent remaining and estimation on time). I then installed and configured some software (Skype, Pidgin, Thunderbird, removed ...
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No ACPI support for my PC, what can I do?

On my new PC something is wrong with ACPI support under Linux. I have to boot it with acpi=off and nolapic. Also it detects only one CPU core (this annoys me the most) and won't shut down completely, ...
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How do I disable ACPI when booting?

When I tried to install Ubuntu from the live CD start menu, the screen became black with just a blinking cursor. I rebooted the PC and I chose the option acpi=off. Then the installer started and ...
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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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What do the different Boot Options mean? (i.e. acpi=off, noapic, nolapic, etc)

I've been having issues installing 11.04 on my new laptop, the solution was to enable any of these boot options: acpi=off noapic nolapic But, what do these options actually do? What sort of ...
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“On battery” is not recognized

I have just bought a lovely ThinkPad Edge 11 which have ~6 hours of surfing in Windows 7. But unfortunately, a clean Ubuntu 10.10 give me max 4 hours which is not satisfactorily. Therefore I have ...
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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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HP Pavilion G6 1209 temperature higher than usual and fan working in 11.10

Installing Ubuntu on this new machine i had various problems, so I asked around ask ubuntu for a solution. This is the latest one! :D When I start the pc it shows the temperature around 50-55. When I ...
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How to enable hard-blocked bluetooth in Thinkpad Edge 320

I'm trying to use the built-in bluetooth device of my Lenovo Thinkpad E320. It seems to be hard blocked, but i can't find any possibility to unblock it. rfkill list returns: 0: tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: ...
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Sound system is eating away the battery

In my laptop the sound code is running at 100% even when I am not playing anything. It is causing my palm rest to hit significantly. While I do not face the issue on windows machine where I am using ...
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How does my computer suspend?

Trying to understand how suspend works in 10.10. http://git.webconverger.org/?p=home.git;a=blob;f=.bashrc;h=8ba57b877e31a03c5f0b1675b42f747d81dd31ad;hb=HEAD#l31 I use an alias suspend='sudo ...
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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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/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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Screen turns black after booting, backlight only works in recovery mode on an Acer Aspire 5736z

the screen turns black after booting. you need to use spotlight to see what is what is displayed on the screen but the backlight works on recovery mode. so my question is how can this problem be ...
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Error message “BUG: unable to handle kernel” [closed]

I extracted the .iso onto a disk, and tried to boot from it. For the longest time, it wouldn't even boot, instead, it would bypass it and boot from the hard drive, until I swapped my newer disk drive ...
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How to shutdown the computer when hitting the Power button?

I have a Xubuntu Lucid 10.04 computer plugged in to my TV. I use the command line to administrate it. Right now when I hit the power button it just opens a Logout screen. How can I set it up so that ...
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What is an ACPI GPE storm?

Just experienced a system freeze (no touchpad, no keyboard, screen looked normal), Alt/SysRq/REISUB didn't work, had to press the start button. In var/log/kern.log I find "ACPI: EC: GPE storm ...
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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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Help to fix acpi on my HP Pavilion DV6-6008el

Update: further details related to the issue in this other question. I'm able to boot my laptop only adding acpi=off as kernel parameter in grub configuration file. Without this parameter the system ...
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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 ...
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Using quad core, but only 1 CPU entry in `/proc/cpuinfo`? Is SMP running on my computer?

I just upgraded my system and did a clean install of Ubuntu when I did (Installed Oneiric Ocelot from the CD last week but yesterday upgraded to 12.04 LTS). I have an i7 920 (quad core with ...
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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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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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Is an ACPI GPE storm normal in an Ubuntu session?

In a previous question (What is an ACPI GPE storm?), I asked about ACPI GPE storm. Looking closer to my kern.log file in /var/log/, I notice that in every session at some point (usually withing 20' ...
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How do you make the keyboard brightness button adjust at smaller intervals? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to increase brightness in smaller steps? I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T60 running Oneiric. According to the files in /sys/class/backlight, I should be able to adjust the ...
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If I just use a window manager and not a desktop environment, how do I get automatic dock/undock resolution updates?

Gnome and KDE both change resolutions when I dock/undock my laptop. They seem to do it automatically, more or less, based on the state of the computer. I'd like to have that behavior if I just run ...
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Modify manually PWM of my fan (fan speed)

I configured fanspeed but it detects only one "temp" captor... In Gnome Sensors applet, I can see the temperature of three captors... The one of my GPU is 75°, 62° for my hard disk and 32° for my ...
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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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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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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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MSI U130 freezes on shutdown

The computer freezes when i shutdown. I have tried the acpi options acpi=off and acpi=force but they don't work. The computer is a MSI U130. The only way to shutdown is by long pressing the power ...
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HP ProBook 4720s - Fans running constantly at full

I was given a HP Probook 4720s as a work laptop, over the last 2 years I've predominantly used Ubuntu as my OS for work and home, but recently have needed to use Windows 7 as it controls the fans ...
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Fan making noise while running ubuntu

Hi i have a newly installed version of ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop. When i run windows, the fan is working properly and is not making sound. but when i run ubuntu, its making sound and is runnning more ...
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How to get ACPI health data on a Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H?

I have a Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H motherboard and Phenom II X6 in my desktop computer, and it's all working well, except that Ubuntu 10.10 doesn't seem to detect any ACPI support at all: it can't ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu Logs to Diagnose Hardware Issues [duplicate]

Recently, my laptop has started turning off for no apparent reason; it's an old laptop and the problem is likely to be a hardware issue, but I was wondering if there were any Ubuntu logs that might ...
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Dell Dimension 3000 goes into sleep and won't wake up

I installed ubuntu 11.10 on my old desktop Dell Dimension 3000. The installation went well except that I noticed that it installed the OS on the 1T external USB disk. The problem I am seeing is 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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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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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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CPU Frequency Scaling methods *not* working Lubuntu 12.04

I've been trying to get CPU frequency scaling enabled on an old laptop (Celeron 530) running Lubuntu 12.04. I know this works in BIOS because it worked under Vista, and I can just get it working for ...
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can i mess up my hardware with acpi=off or acpi=noirq?

Dell XPS 15z Found this: ubuntu hardware support 15z Have been able to get ubuntu booted up off usb with acpi=off. My question is, once Ive installed and my boot line includes either 'acpi=off' or ...