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are you have shutdown via terminal (i mean cli mode by press ctrl+alt+F1) and next type shutdown -h now


My machine is an Asus F50SF and the following helped: Open your BIOS settings Navigate to Security > I/O Interface security Change New interface card to LOCKED and save the settings. Voilá! You can boot without nolapic and you can see all your cores.


According to Linux man page, acpid is the system-wide ACPI event catcher. acpi_listen is a simple shell-friendly tool which connects to acpid and listens for events. When an event occurs, acpi_listen will print it on stdout. As far as i understand, the keys ctrl, shift are not event creating keys. fn keys coupled with up or down (for toggling ...


acpi_listen is for observing cmds to the ACPI runtime, So if you where to say increase or decrease the brightness on your laptop you would see this. video/brightnessdown BRTDN 00000087 00000000 video/brightnessup BRTUP 00000086 00000000 I'm not really sure which tool you should use for listening to general key presses, but I know it's not acpi_listen.

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