Subject: Re: ACPI userland issues
To: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jared D. McNeill <email@example.com>
Date: 06/20/2006 15:27:49
On Tue, 20 Jun 2006, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> I do have some issues involving the user interface, though.
> suspend/resume scripts
> There don't seem to be any. I do a lot in my /etc/apm/suspend
> and resume scripts; acpi needs that ability
This is what powerd(8) is for. Scripts are run from /etc/powerd/scripts/,
the man page has more details.
> other states
> Do we support other ACPI states? Are we going to? Standby
> is nice...
S1 should "just work", but you need to manually shut off your backlight in
> lid open
> What does acpi do on a lid open event? Yes, there's a
> script -- but how does the script run if the machine is
> still in state 3? If it's not in state 3 at that time, is
> there a purpose to the script? On my T42, I can suspend
> with the proper sysctl, and wake up by hitting the Fn key.
> If I suspend and close the lid, though, opening it doesn't
> wake the machine up. I haven't tried writing a lid_switch
> script that will do the sysctl when I close the lid, to
> see if that makes for useful behavior when I open it.
Depends on the hardware. My vaio delivers a "lid open" event on resume,
which will trigger powerd to run the lid_switch script. My Dell, on the
other hand, requires you to wake up by pressing the power button, so I
need to handle this in the wakeup script.