Shutting a laptop

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spiffytech
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Shutting a laptop

Post by spiffytech » Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:25 am

Can anyone tell me how to get my laptop to come back to life after I shut the screen? I've tried probably a half-dozen Linux LiveCD distros on it, and when I shut the screen with any of them, and reopen it, the power never returns to the screen unless I manually restart the laptop with the power button. Dann, I know you use a powerbook. Can that recover after being shut?

I'm presently using Knoppix (because my wifi works with it out-of-the-box), and any help would be greatly appriciated!

-Brian

thetza
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Post by thetza » Sun May 14, 2006 2:49 am

sounds like a screwed up acpi dsdt. perhaps booting with something like 'knoppix noacpi' may solve the problem, but alas you will have no power management. what exact model do you have? diagnose your laptop's dsdt as directed here:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=122145
(don't worry, its not gentoo specific). if it is buggy, check for your laptop in the repository:
http://acpi.sourceforge.net/dsdt/

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