[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
> > 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
> > 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
> > life of the LCD along with consuming less power.
> > Just to note, I also tried enabling power management in the BIOS to turn
> > the LCD only after a specified time, but keep the system running. That
> > 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
> > so prolonging the life of the LCD is semi-important. I don't want to
> > 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."
Ernest de Leon
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