[arch-general] Weird acpid issue

Damjan Georgievski gdamjan at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 15:50:23 EST 2009

> My laptop has ACPI running to detect, among other things, the lid
> state, so that it can shut off the screen if it is closed. However,
> every once in a while, the functionality simply doesn't work -- I
> close the lid and the computer doesn't respond. Running
> /etc/rc.d/acpid restart makes it work again, only to fail again in a
> few days.

Don't laptops do this in hardware? turning off the screen when the lid
is closed? (Mine does so).
Whyd would you need acpid to control this?


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