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ACPI events delayed or not logged in Linux

I have a samsung ultrabook (NP530U3C) that is not working good with ACPI events: lot of ACPI events randomly stop to be logged on kernel messages either in acpid logging. the lid closing is ever ...
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New HP Mini 2140 netbook battery wrongly reports 40% wear after 2 months of usage

I'm using an HP Mini 2140 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed on it. Two months ago, due to the fact that my old battery lasted only for about 20-30 minutes, I bought a new battery, which reported a capacity ...
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How do I make ESXi 5.0 to shutdown virtual machines when the physical power button is pushed?

I have a home NAS/DLNA server built out of an HP Micro Server with the HP branded VMware ESXi 5.0.0 build-623860 (free license) installed. Being a home media center I'd like it to be "manageable" by ...
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How can I manually control a fan from the terminal?

I'm trying to control the fan speed on my desktop, and I'd appreciate your help. Goal: Use a script to control the fan speed on my computer. Motivation: The embedded BIOS "Smart Fan" settings isn't ...
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Auto-start computer from shut down state

Is there any way to start a computer at scheduled time when it is Shut down. I know how to start it when it has been put into Hibernation.
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Set fan speed by RPM on Thinkpad T420s in Linux

The only interface I've found for setting the fan speed with the thinkpad-acpi module, is setting pre-defined levels, 0-7. Example: sudo su -c 'echo "level 2" > /proc/acpi/ibm/fan' I would like ...
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Difference between suspend to “mem” and pm-suspend

What is the difference between echo "mem" > /sys/power/state and pm-suspend Both can put the computer to sleep mode. I want to execute a script automatically when the system resumes from ...
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Invalid ACPI : Invalid PBLK length [5] during Debian boot

I installed Debian 5.03 Lenny successfully on my machine. I got this error during boot: ACPI : invalid PBLK length [5]. After that the Operating System boots properly and starts normally. What ...
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Estimated power draw for different power states?

What would be a raw estimate of the power draw of a semi-modern desktop PC, in different sleep states? Will the suspended state (with powered RAM) draw much more power then the PC in hibernation ...
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How do I pause and restart VirtualBox virtual machines on ACPI suspend?

I use VirtualBox to set up Web developer environments on my laptop. If I suspend the computer and then restart, I'll get very long startup times while VirtualBox spins back up. I have much less of a ...
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Is my computer in ACPI S3 mode?

I recently got a new motherboard for my Intel Core 2 Quad 9300-based PC (the old motherboard was fried). The old motherboard was an ASUS IP35 Pro, while the new one is a Gigabyte G41MT-S2. Since the ...
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How can I convince Windows 7 to reboot upon hibernating rather than powering down?

I have a Linux and Windows 7 dual-boot setup on my PC and I would like to configure the OSes so that when working in one OS, I can hibernate (saving the state to disk), reboot, use the other OS, ...
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Linux can't boot without acpi=off on Thinkpad

I recently installed Linux Mint 12 - the Gnome version - on a new Lenovo Thinkpad L520 for a friend. It's running kernel 3.0.0-12- generic. When I booted - either into the live CD, or into the ...
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Fedora 16 wakes on mouse - how to prevent this?

I have a desktop computer with PS/2 (!) keyboard and mouse, running Fedora 16, just recently installed. It goes to sleep OK, but moving the mouse wakes it up. I'd like moving the mouse not to wake ...
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How to support GNU/Linux on lenovo g470 laptop ? fans, mic, sdcard etc

I recently got a lenovo g470 I use it under GNU/Linux debian and update my notes at : http://rzr.online.fr/q/lenovo Maybe it's a too recent model to get support, but I bet this is also affecting ...
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What is acpitz-virtual?

lm-sensors gives the following output for this machine: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +60.0°C (crit = +105.0°C) temp2: +56.0°C (crit = +105.0°C) ...
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repeatedly power on/off server or letting it run through

I run a PC at home that I want to access from remote when I am travelling. The minimum requirement is that I can access it once every day (if I can access it more often the better of course). I can ...
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Ubuntu 11.04, CPU Throttling Works In Reverse?

I've got an HP EliteBook 8530p. I have run prior versions of Ubuntu on this machine, but I've recently formatted and put 11.04 on it. No matter what I try, the CPU throttling goes in reverse - when ...
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Laptop abruptly powers off after few seconds of booting

I have a 3 year old HP Pavilion dv2208 laptop. Recently it started abruptly powering off in like ~20-30 seconds into Windows boot sequence after almost every reboot/shutdown. Even if I leave it in ...
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Power states in Windows

Does anybody know or have a link to documentation on how the Power Manager of Windows, determines to go to the ACPI power states S1-S4? Are there any settings that can be configured? I know that by ...
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“Bios Not fully ACPI compatible”

Why would a computer that has been working for month's suddenly start having a "Bios not fully ACPI compatible" blue screen error, when the bios has not changed?
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using ACPI in terminal

I'm running Centos on my home laptop just to play around with, I ACPID running which is letting g-p-m get the battery information but I want to find out battery information over ssh and acpi doesn't ...
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What features does enabling ACPI 2.0 support in BIOS enable?

So I was booting up my box and for some odd reason my BIOS had lost settings (again), thus resetting everything to defaults. I was digging around making sure things were configured to my liking and ...
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How to disable automatic power-off on linux?

I need to disable the automatic power-off on shutdown so I can just withdraw the power myself. The reason for this is that the machine should power on itself when it gets power (which is accomplished ...
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System will only boot into a Live CD with core disabled in BIOS and ACPI off

I have a system that was running a Q6600 and Windows 7 RC. It crashed last night into a BSOD with a MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION. Now it does that every time it boots into Windows. I tried using my ...
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How to set Laptop Brightness in Gnome and /proc on Thinkpad W510?

I can set the brightness of my laptop screen already via /proc. I can read and change the value. Now I've set the value to 33 and then I went into gnome power management and enabled the option that ...
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Linux PC randomly halts [instant power off] and doesn't power back on power switch unless AC power is cut

my Linux pc is randomly powering off. the working configuration: ATI drivers (fglrx) not loaded cpufreq governor (either performance or powersave) and frequency are set at boot (default settings ...
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Why does installing Snow Leopard on a x86 machine require patching the DSDT?

I have seen various articles that describe how to install various versions of MacOs on x86 laptops from HP, Dell, etc. Many of them refer to a need to patch the DSDT, and even recommend a gui DSDT ...
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What is keeping my PC from sleeping?

How can I find out why my laptop or desktop won't automatically go to sleep
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How do I understand or interpret the information in an ACPI .asl file?

Dumping the contents of the Windows Registry, located at HKLM\HARDWARE\ACPI\DSDT , I can get the DSDT, which I believe is the Differentiated System Description Table. More information about what a ...
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ACPI vs Gnome-Power-Manager

I ran acpi on the terminal and it said 20 mins before the battery is fully charged. But gnome-poower-manager applet says 40mins. Which one is a better estimate?
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Gigabyte motherboard (890gpa-ud3h) won't shutdown USB power

what the thing the Gigabyte engineers were thinking about their BIOS? How to disable USB being powered while standby/off by button? If I do hard shutdown by button (not related to my another question ...
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Is it possible to disable ACPI Suspend in Windows XP?

Is it possible to disable ACPI Suspend in Windows XP? I don't mean the "Control Panel, Power Settings,..., choose never to sleep, actions on button, choose 'ask me', actions on close lid, choose 'no ...
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Linux program to artificially create CPU usage

Since I own one of those Centrino based Core 2 notebooks that create annoying buzzing noises when idle (= entering C3 or C4 power saving states), I'm looking for a program that creates artificial CPU ...
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ACPI Throttling in Ubuntu

I'm looking to throttle my cpu through the ACPI. I've read up on it, but I keep receiving permission denied statements. I have 8 available throttling states. Here are the outcomes of my atttempts: ...
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How can I convince my ASUS EEE B202 to boot, when the power is returned to its power supply

My little home server 'sulks', when it loses power. Instead of booting, when the power is returned, it waits for me to press its power-button. Is there a way to have it boot without human ...
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Laptop sleep: How to go into S3 easily?

Laptop: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pi-3525 OS: Vista When my laptop is plugged in and I close the lid, it goes into S1 sleep. This means that there is still: fan noise (annoying when trying to sleep at ...
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Tool for making fn-x buttons work? Archlinux, handler.sh

This just seems like such a normal thing to work. I know that this works out of the box on Ubuntu. But not in Archlinux. I would like to think that there is a tool in existence that would use ...
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What information is present in the ACPI tables?

What do ACPI tables contain? I tried googling it, and it did not help.
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How do you stop Linux from re-setting the display brightness?

After manually setting the display brightness on my laptop, the system re-sets the value. If the laptop is plugged in, the value is set to full brightness; if it is not plugged in, it is set to ...
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How to view ACPI RTC alarms?

My PC resumes at 8:30 when it's in standby mode, and I would like to check if there is an RTC alarm that causes it. How can I view currently set alarms in Windows?
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S3 standby/resume in PCLinuxOS on a desktop PC?

I've just installed PCLinuxOS on a regular desktop PC. It's working fine except for S3 standby/resume (I'm not interested in S4 hibernate). What packages do I need to install, and what settings to I ...
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My computer reboots when I tell it to shutdown

There are about 40 computers at work with this problem. They all have an ASUS P5KPL/1600 motherboard. They are all running SUSE Linux 11.1. When I tell the computer to shutdown either through the UI ...
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What impact could it have to set acpi=off during Ubuntu installation?

I've had a hard time getting Ubuntu installed on my Acer laptop. This guy recommended setting acpi=off to workaround some of the boot issues. If this solution is successful in getting Ubuntu to boot ...
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What circuitry displays battery status in laptops

Which circuitry in laptop is responsible for showing the battery status/charging etc in a laptop? My intension is to hack such a circuit inch a desktop to show the status of a standalone UPS. I am ...