Sorry to take so long to reply, but I had a few thing come up.......but no I am not running acpid.
That looks to be some sort of power management daemon. Isn't there a way to just configure Debian to not power down, or standby or what ever it is doing.
If you think that is the easiest way to control it I will load it up and start learning how to configure it.
Actually just did a little reading on thinkwiki.org and I am going to give it a try.......