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Old 02-12-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
sanjoy.net
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Question Going to sleep signal in Linux


Hi Devs,

I have a requirement in application. It needs to be notified when the system is about to sleep, so that I can prevent the system to sleep as my application is downloading some data. I want to enable sleep after the downloading is done. So, I need the following to be specific

1. AbouttoSleep signal
2. preventSleep(bool)

Thank you
Sanjoy
 
Old 02-13-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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I've never need to do this, so I'm just guessing. If I'm right, you'll need to add a sleep action to /etc/acpi/events/ and a corresponding action script to /etc/acpi/actions.

Look at man acpid and man acpi_listen and the Wiki article on ACPI

Note: Some BIOS settings can put devices in sleep mode without communicating (much) with the OS, so you should check your BIOS settings. (A modern BIOS would, I think, first raise one of the S3 flags, but, as I said, my knowledge is all theoretical.)

P.S.: I only replied here because your query has languished for some time with no replies, and it seemed like an interesting question.
 
  


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