[sf-lug] Ubuntu Server on Laptops

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 08:22:31 PDT 2008

Looked in there, what exactly should I be looking for?  I know that the
acpi_lid_closed even is triggering because when I close the lid, the
backlight does turn on.  Problem is that when you re-open it, the backlight
does not turn back on.  It's like the lid_open event is not triggering.

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 2:02 AM, Kristian Erik Hermansen <
kristian.hermansen at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> --
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> you halve them."

Ernest de Leon

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