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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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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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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Does Ubuntu support Core Parking?

Core parking is a new feature that introduced in Windows 7 to get better Battery performance . Depending on the resource use of the operating system it may park one or multiple cores of a multi-core ...
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How do I configure WakeOnUSB properly?

How do I configure Wake-On-USB properly on a 10.04 or 10.10 Ubuntu (2.6.36 and higher if needed)? (Wake-on-USB is when the computer is asleep and for example a USB Keyboard event wakes up the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is ACPI useful on a server?

Should I install acpi on ubuntu server? for potential power managing features? I was thinking power down button would be useful for less terminal skilled users who don't know how to connect using SSH ...
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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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Switcheroo or ACPI call: Which is the better option and what are the differences?

I'm running Natty 64-bit on my Acer TimelineX 3820TG.This notebook has a switchable graphics card (ATI Radeon HD5650 and Intel Chipset). Currently I am not using the fglrx drivers. I am a little ...
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How to make powertop “Device Power Management” suggestion permanent? [duplicate]

When I run powertop on my laptop I get following suggestion: Suggestion: Enable Device Power Management by pressing the P key Doing this results in considerable saving in power usage and I would ...
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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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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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Brand new battery is 100% charged but at 0% capacity

I just bought a brand new battery to replace one that had seemingly died. I followed the instructions that came with the battery and charged it overnight, then ran my computer on battery until it was ...
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Laptop resumes from suspend while lid is closed [closed]

I have a Dell Studio 15 and I am running Ubuntu 10.10. When I close my lid or select the suspend option, the machine suspends as indicated by the slowly pulsing power indicator. I'll put the machine ...
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Customize the power button action (ubuntu 10.04)

I would like to customize the power button action. The tutorial at http://blog.metalight.dk/2010/07/ubuntu-lucid-custom-power-button-event/ works but not always (the number of shutdown processes can ...
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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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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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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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How can I enable the power button on my server?

The power button on my headless 11.10 server appears to do nothing unless I hold it in for 5 seconds or so, in which case it switches the machine off instantly. What I'd like it to do if I press it ...
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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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How do I enable power management on Ubuntu Server?

I have Ubuntu Server 11.04 installed on an old noisy laptop. Its only purpose is to run subversion and I commit code quite rarely, but the laptop should work all the time. So I would like to know how ...
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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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Boot with “noacpi” automatically from hard drive?

If I boot ubuntu from the live cd without any special options I get the following message: [ 0.040001] Kernel panic - not syncing: IO-APIC + timer doesn't work! Boot with apic=debug and send a ...
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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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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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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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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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Does Ubuntu Phone support RTC Alarm?

Is /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm present? Does phone wake up after setting it when it's completely switched off? What does it do when the phone is locked? Will it be supported in hardware by all ...
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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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Setup suspend-on-lid-close/Fn+F4 outside of KDE/Gnome?

On current Ubuntu (10.04) suspend-on-lid/FN + F4 only works if some powermanagement-applet of KDE/gnome is running. But what about suspend-to-lid if you are working on the console or using a ...
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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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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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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 can I prevent anything from happening when I shut the lid of my laptop?

I have a laptop running 12.04 Server Edition, and I'd like to be able to shut the lid without anything happening. I need it to remain pingable and sshable and continue to run all of its daemons and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 strange internal battery capacity error

I recently bought a MSI-X370 laptop with ATI graphics and wiped Windows and replaced with Ubuntu 12.04. Now, up until my upgrade from beta 2 to the first stable Ubuntu 12.04 release, I didn't have ...
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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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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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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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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 monitor laptop temperature? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get the CPU temperature? No ACPI support for my PC, what can I do? After installing lm-sensors and runing sudo sensors-detect i got the message: Sorry, no ...
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Ubuntu Precise 12.04 and 11.10 do not halt the computer completely, but 10.04 LTS does (Asus P5G41T-M)

I am using an Asus P5G41T-M motherboard with Core 2 Duo E5300. I have tried Ubuntu 12.04 beta 2, the latest daily build of 12.04 and 11.10 (the latest official), both of which act in the following ...
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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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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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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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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 ...