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Old 04-05-2005, 04:33 PM   #1
larryboy7
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No Standby


I am running Mandrake 10.1 Official (3 CD free version) newly on my Dell Inspiron 1150.

One of the issues I am working on is that my laptop does not go into standby mode when the lid is closed.

After doing some research I have found that others have a program called KLaptop running on their laptops in KDE. They report an icon that appears on the taskbar for this. I, unfortunately, do not seem to have an icon for this, nor is there a process running for this in the KDE System Guard.

When I do:

rpm -q klaptop

I get:

package klaptop is not installed

But, when I do :

find / -name '*klaptop*' -print

I get:

/usr/share/locale/en_GB/LC_MESSAGES/klaptopdaemon.mo
/usr/share/icons/crystalsvg/16x16/apps/klaptopdaemon.png
/usr/share/icons/Locolor/16x16/apps/klaptopdaemon.png
/usr/share/icons/kdeclassic/16x16/apps/klaptopdaemon.png
/usr/share/icons/kids/16x16/apps/klaptopdaemon.png
/usr/share/icons/kids/22x22/apps/klaptopdaemon.png
/usr/share/icons/kids/32x32/apps/klaptopdaemon.png
/usr/share/icons/kids/48x48/apps/klaptopdaemon.png
/usr/share/icons/kids/64x64/apps/klaptopdaemon.png
/usr/share/services/kded/klaptopdaemon.desktop
/usr/share/apps/klaptopdaemon
/usr/bin/klaptop_acpi_helper
/usr/bin/klaptop_check
/usr/lib/kde3/kded_klaptopdaemon.la
/usr/lib/kde3/kded_klaptopdaemon.so

What can I do to get my laptop to go into standby mode when the lid is closed?
 
Old 04-08-2005, 05:20 AM   #2
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Dunno about mandrake so much, but in debian with my laptop, when the lid is closed it produces an event. This event is then linked to an action. That action tells the computer what to do. The events and actions are in /etc/acpi. Shut your lid, and then open it and go to your acpi logs (/var/log/acpi) and have a look at what actually goes on when the lid is shut. You might have a script error or maybe your lid isnt generating an event. Sorry this is all a bit vague, but its a general start to looking into how it all works. Good luck.
 
  


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