[sf-lug] Ubuntu Server on Laptops

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 02:02:15 PDT 2008

2008/6/1 Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com>:
> Just wanted to ask a quick question to see if anyone else has tackled this
> annoying issue.  I installed Ubuntu 8.04 server on an old laptop to use as a
> sort of dev web server.  In the laptop BIOS I turned off all power
> management to avoid it shutting down or hibernating at any point.  After a
> certain point, the screen will go into 'sleep' mode so far as there is no
> longer text output to the screen, but the LCD backlight remains on.  I am
> trying to get it to turn off the backlight as well so that it prolongs the
> life of the LCD along with consuming less power.
> Just to note, I also tried enabling power management in the BIOS to turn off
> the LCD only after a specified time, but keep the system running.  That had
> the same behavior.  I know that with a GUI, the power management settings
> work as they should with the backlight turning off.  This is an old laptop,
> so prolonging the life of the LCD is semi-important.  I don't want to have
> to install fluxbox or some other GUI just to get power management to work
> properly, but if I must in the end, then I must I suppose.

Check out the /etc/acpi/ directory...
Kristian Erik Hermansen
"When you share your joys you double them; when you share your sorrows
you halve them."

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