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Old 07-22-2004, 02:27 PM   #1
jasonkhonlaw
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ACPID scripts only work when restart acpid from terminal


I have an ACPI script to turn off my screen when I close the lid on my laptop. This however doesn't work unless I open a terminal window and restart ACPID. If I then leave the terminal window open and hit the close lid button, the screen turns off great, however after I close the terminal, it no longer works. If I restart ACPID from the services applet in the menu, it says it restarts, but the script doesn't run.

Any help would be greatly appreciated..

Thanks,

Jason
 
Old 02-04-2008, 09:24 PM   #2
weijie90
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I have the same problem. Can anyone please help? Thanks!
 
Old 07-31-2012, 11:37 AM   #3
th0gz19
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this thread should not be left unanswered, it may help others..

anyway. i have the same problem with xcompmgr through acpid..
i want to turn off xcompmgr when i plug-out my ac-adapter.

when acpid starts from startup scripts or rc's on BOOT. that process would be running in root or in a virtual terminal. after logging in then "startx", i would open a terminal then restart acpid

$ sudo /etc/rc.d/rc.acpid restart

then the rc.acpid must be running inside X now not in the virtual terminal where it started in bootup.
the xcompmgr now works as what i wanted.. but i have to restart the acpid after opening a terminal "inside x".
i already tried restarting acpid through a virtual terminal, then the xcompmgr won't work again if i plug-out my ac-adapter. i can't think of any work around for this so i posted, anyone?

Last edited by th0gz19; 07-31-2012 at 11:39 AM.
 
  


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