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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Boot Error - ACPI PCC Probe Failed

ACPI PCC Probe Failed is the error that pops up instead of the default GRUB loader after I updated my kernel to 3.19. I searched around and couldn't find much information except that it is a known ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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My cpu slows down after a while and does not recover

Sometimes, and I can't reproduce it (but it happens often enough - a few times a week at least) my cpu slows down below its prescribed minimum. This is an example cpufreq-info output from a minute ago:...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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 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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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 /etc/...
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What does “ACPI PPC Probe failed Starting version 219 ” mean exactly?

I've recently installed Xubuntu 15.04 on my desktop The video playback was kinda slow and buggy so I installed the nvidia drivers (the gpu is an onboard 7025) As some people, I get the "ACPI PPC ...
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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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Cannot boot 14.04 Ubuntu

I am new with Ubuntu. My new company gave me a Dell Latitude E5440 laptop running Windows 7 64 bit. I am trying to install Ubuntu but neither 12.04 nor 14.04 boot. The common Error that I take on the ...
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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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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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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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/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 fixed....
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Start problem in ubuntu 15.04

I have this problem with my pc: [ 0.545187]ACPI PCC PROBE FAILED. STARTING VERSION 219 [ 240.096017] INFO: task systemd-udev:376 blocked for more than 120 seconds. [ 240.096060] Not tainted ...
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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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Dell e7440, sleep sometimes fails, kernel logs show ACPI errors

I have a new Dell Latitude E7440 with Ubuntu 14.04.2. Sometimes (but not always), after sleeping, I cannot resume, as after trying to resume one of the following happens: I can move the mouse but ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Can't adjust brightness on my MSI VR420 laptop

Using every method possible I'm unable to change my laptop brightness.. It's stuck on super max brightness.. Using the slider in the "screens" window int he control panel doesnt do anything, and using ...
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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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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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Laptop doesn't suspend when lid is closed - No state change

I have a problem about my laptop that doesn't suspend when i close lid. First the story. I bought a new Acer e3-112. It camed with win8.1 and i upgraded it to win10. Then i shrinked the hdd and ...
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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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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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Nothing happens when I close the lid or press power button

I just installed on Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad X230). Everything works fine except: closing the lid pressing power button while the computer is on does nothing, even though I ...
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Won't boot, ACPI PCC probe failed

After updating, my desktop machine will no longer boot. It shows the message ACPI PCC probe failed, starting version 219 and then stops in with a command prompt and some text about it being in ...
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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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What is the impact of the nolapic parameter on a multiprocessor laptop?

I have an Asus X71SL with an Intel Dual Core T3200 processor. Any kernel version after 2.6.35-rc2 won't boot up on my machine without the nolapic kernel parameter at bootup. I have already reported ...
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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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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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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 ...