lid action with different kernels
I recently reinstalled linux on my laptop, and I never had the lid button working on my inspiron 8500 (debian kernel 2.6.4) ... when I reformatted to kernel 2.4.x the lid button worked perfectly (screen turned off when the button was pushed), but when I upgraded to the 2.6.6 kernel (or any 2.6.x kernel for that matter) the lid didn't work at all. I asked a linux guru who I know form school, he tried a few things with echo comands in the acpi events, and the acpid seems to go into the lid comand/event but it's doesn't do anything ... he said it could be something with the authority or something like that ??? so I'm confused on what to do about the lid action.
Thanks in advance,