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Hibernation via power button vs Start menu [closed]

I had a problem a few years ago with a Mesh Windows XP machine where if I set Windows XP to hibernate via the power button and then regularly shut down with it it appeared to lead to boot problems. At ...
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Archlinux - Battery detected only on AC plug/unplug

I use Archlinux on a new Dell Inspiron 14. I need to plug/unplug the power cord to have the battery detected. For instance, now, the battery icon tells me that no battery is connected and $ ls ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Keyboard and Mouse Freezing Problem

I had a partition setup with Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.04 dual booting. I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 by installing fresh from CD but leaving the previous /home folder as is. Things seemed to be ...
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Keyboard doesn't work after Windows resume from sleep (S3) — how to fix?

I have a weird issue with my keyboard after resuming from S3 sleep: I can type perfectly for maybe 5 seconds, but afterwards the keyboard ceases to work until I hibernate or restart (or sleep again -- ...
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How to rewrite ACPI control tables from Linux?

I have a HP Probook 4720s laptop with broken ACPI tables. The fan is always switched off and the computer tends to overheat and shut down. Under Windows I can use a program called RW_Everything to ...
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Change XrandR setup on monitor unplugged/replugged

I'm specifically looking for a way to set up my laptop, when I unplug the external display, to reset the XrandR configuration so I'm only using 1 screen. Any advice? Basically, I want an acpi event ...
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Acpitool no information

When I run as root acpitool I recieved Battery is not present, bailing out. AC adapter : <info not available> Thermal info : <not available> I can understand why all the ...
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Skip all warning prompts on ACPI shutdown?

When I issue an ACPI shutdown command to a Windows XP guest machine from the host VM server, I want Windows to shutdown. The problem is, Windows always wants to ask some question or another, rather ...
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I closed the lid and the screen is black (win8)

I have win 8 . And i have closed the lid from power management's or power option I think that was the name from win 8 not bios The lid was his option sleep and change it to do nothing THE power ...
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System (ACPI.sys) is always using about 15-20% of my CPU

I have a 13" Sony Vaio laptop (model SVS13A1C5E) and I upgraded it to Windows 8 with a fresh install, after upgrading I installed Win8 drivers listed here. Now I have a problem with the CPU usage (it ...
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Why is my computer constantly resuming from sleep?

My recently reformatted Windows 8.1 machine keeps resuming from sleep. This is an acute issue ever since I got my SSD (the reason for the reformat), as Hybrid Sleep is out and the system does true ...
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Suspended Laptop Cannot Wake Up - Ubuntu

I've got an ASUS G73JH, and whenever I suspend it or hibernate it, it will not wake up. The screen stays backlight but is black. The fan remains running, however the HDD does not, not disk activity is ...
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CentOS 6.4, hibernate issue

The problem is, I can't use Hibernate feature. The system allows me to, but just after the power down, the system wakes up. Seems the system is getting wakeup command from somewhere else, USB, PCI... ...
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/proc/acpi/event not detecting events

My acpid script was not running, so I have attempted to debug it. Running acpi in the foreground with debugging verbosity, I can see that it starts, it reads my rule (1 client rule loaded), and ...
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How does a computer restart itself?

How can a computer restart itself? After it's off, how does it tell itself to come back on again? What kind of software is it that can do this?
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Sudden and spontaneous shutdown when using ACPI

On a Dell Optiplex 755, when I bring the system out from ACPI S3 (suspend) to S0 (normal running mode), the system stays on for perhaps 10 seconds, maybe more. Then it very suddenly shuts the power ...
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brightness keyboard dont work nor are recognized

I'm using xubuntu 13.10. When I installed the system the fn keys for brightness worked, but somehow they aren't now. They stopped working with no reason. The problem is that the keys are not even ...
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Is it possible to wake up an ACPI S3 suspended Linux System with an SMB packet?

I want to put my Debian NAS system in supend to RAM mode (ACPI S3) after a decent period of time idling in order to save some power. I thought about putting the NIC in a mode, where it waits for ...
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Win7: forcing the monitor into power-saving mode from the command line while a fullscreen program is running

I have a system that runs a full-screen program (based on love2d) for long periods of time. I would like to be able to put the monitor into power-saving mode after a certain period of inactivity. ...
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What does an ACPI BIOS configure during boot?

When a PC boots with an ACPI BIOS, what does it exactly do? I understand that the point of ACPI is to allow the OS to control hardware resources and power management but before the OS is loaded ...
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How can I manually generate a fake ACPI lid event from a script in linux?

I'm trying to make sure that my laptop will suspend if I unplug it after the lid is already closed, and I believe that one way to accomplish this would be to simulate an ACPI lid event when the power ...
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Want to throttle CPU on Windows 7 desktop, but it is ignoring Max CPU setting in Power Options

I want to be able to substantially throttle down the CPU on my desktop, which due to space constraints is in our bedroom and the wife is suspending it each night because of the fan noise. I've tried ...
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will boot command params acpi=off or acpi=noirq ruin my hardware?

Dell xps 15z here. Really, really trying to install linux distro to dual boot from. first goto is bt. cant even get past 'initramfs live media filesystem not found' on usb boot. next was ubuntu, ...
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Can't control brightness with function keys?

I have Crunchbang installed on my laptop, and I just upgraded it to Testing. Most things are working fine, but my brightness keys no longer work. I can write to ...
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s2disk does not power off on Debian with kernel 3.10 on Thinkpad

When I hibernate my Thinkpad T61 with s2disk, it does not power off. The problem occurred after migration to kernel 3.10 (3.2 works fine, 3.11 also broken). Any clue how to fix or at least debug it?
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Prevent poweroff on Debian when the physical power button is pressed

I'm on Debian-Lenny. I want to change the action taken by the system when the power button is pressed. How do I modify the system such that it does not power off when it gets an Power Button ACPI ...
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Force shutdown of Windows VM via ACPI or script

At work we've got a Windows Server 2003 VM that we want to shut down when the host operating system (Linux) shuts down. We have this working except for when a user has logged in and locked the screen. ...
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Can't boot system without acpi=off

Is there any solution to run fedora 19 on my laptop (Asus x61s) without acpi=off set and removing power management controll? If I remove this option, system hangs just after start booting. I never ...
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Disabling System Interrupts in Windows 7 - (high CPU usage, semi solved)

I know the system interrupts topic is pretty common with varying solutions but I had a question about how to implement a solution in Windows 7 the way I did in Ubuntu 12.04. Background: Bought an ...
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VirtualBox ACPI S3 support in guest

After installing Windows XP on to a VirtualBox VM instance configured with multiple virtual processors, I noticed that the guest's support for ACPI S3 and S4 is lacking, though at least some other ...
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Determining Namespaces Not in the ACPI Spec

I am trying to determine how it may be possible to find documentation for namespaces that are not documented in the ACPI spec. I have an Asus uEFI BIOS v(3202) and I'm receiving kernel messages ...
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Why does my DSDT table is different from what I found online?

I have found a field in DSDT table where I want to modify from here http://www.ztex.de/misc/c2ctl.e.html Generally, I want to modify the _PSS field about the processor so that I can have more ...
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Need noacpi in CentOS 6.4, not in RHEL 6.4

I've been trying to fix a rather odd problem that I've seen on our new Dell R5500 (Xeon based workstations). We want to run CentOS 6.4 64 bit on them. We did a base install which worked fine, however ...
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Difference between software initiated shutdown and using the power button?

It's possible to shut down Windows by software, i.e. by clicking somewhere (Start button/Shutdown), or by using tools like shutdown.exe etc. It's as well possible to shut down Windows by pressing the ...
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Screen stays on when laptop lid shut, running centos 6.3

I'm running Centos 6.3 on a Dell laptop, I'm not running a graphical desktop - just text mode. When I shut the laptop lid the display remains active with the backlight on, whereas I'm expecting it ...
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Disable CPU halt state to prevent BSOD/KSOD

I have recently had problems with my Windows7 desktop bluescreening several times per day (with many different STOP codes) and occasionally blackscreening. Because it is still under manufacturer's ...
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Windows 7 does not 'wake up' from Sleep mode

I'm new to Windows 7, so I don't know if this is normal. When the computer is idle for 30 minutes, the screen goes black and no key pressing or mouse movement will bring the computer out of standby. ...
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What do the power management tools in Linux do? (acpi, pm-utils, etc…)

I am really really confused about the power management tools available for Linux: I have Arch Linux with XFCE on my laptop. The guides on the the Arch Linux wiki list acpi acpid pm-utils cpufreq ...
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What is Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System and why are there so many IRQs for it?

I' m a Windows newbie because most of my time I use Linux systems so this question may seem stupid. As far as i know there are only 16 IRQs (0-15) and it is chipset - dependent (APIC controller).But ...
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High Interrupt DCP processor take

I have a quad core laptop with win7. Around 3 months ago the laptop occasionally slowed down. Resource Monitor and Process Explorer show that processor 0 was 100% busy with DCP and Interrupts. A ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 8 on a non-ACPI computer?

I have a computer with a BIOS that doesn´t support ACPI. I tried to install Windows 8 but the setup said I cannot install Windows 8 without ACPI. After some research I found out that this is since ...
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How can I tell Windows or Linux to put a specific (PCI[e]) device into sleep/off (D3) state?

How can I tell Windows or Linux to power a specific device (e.g. USB controller, network card, video card) down, that is put it in the D3 state? From the very little I know about ACPI and such, the ...
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Exit stand-by only when power button is pressed

I was wondering if there is any setting to make my PC exit stand-by only when the power button is pressed on my computer case? My laptop does this out of the box, it won't exit stand-by on any other ...
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Samsung NP530 CPU stuck at 55 C temperature

I have run into heating issues on my ultrabook running Linux. Idling temperature for Win7 is ~45 C, while in Linux it is ~55 C. Output of sensors rohit@raijin ~ $ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: ...
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Windows 7 Wakeup from Sleep then Shutdown

Is this caused by low battery? I have an Asus UX31A, and I left it unattended. As usual, in 5 minutes, it went to sleep mode with the lid still open. I came back a couple hours later, and I noticed ...
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Topic: Load custom DSDT @ windows 7?

I've extracted my BIOS DSDT, disassembled it to ASL, fixed, compiled it back to AML, and how can I make windows to load it instead of my BIOS DSDT? Do I need to write driver or could it be done via ...
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How to sigstop/sigcont processes based on CPU temparature?

I'm temporarily forced to work on a laptop whose fan has failed. Under light load it works fine, but as soon as I start computationally intensive jobs, the temperature raises very significantly, even ...
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Acer Aspire Laptop won't charge in Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I have an Acer Aspire 7750-6801 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS. The issue is that it will only charge sometimes when plugged in. I thought it might be a hardware issue, so I tried ...
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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 ...