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    Nov 2009

    Acer Timeline LID event spamming (Karmic)

    Computer: Acer Timeline 1810TZ.
    Setup: usually used it with the lid closed and connect to an external monitor thru D-sub.
    Running Karmic.

    With the lid closed, the laptop seems to send LID button events, that causes the external monitor to power down. I tried editting /etc/acpi/ files, disabling events, etc. but it won't stop the monitor from being powered down. So it seems to be something in the kernel that does it.

    One strange thing is, merely *reading* /proc/acpi/button/lid/LID0/state seems to have the same effect as pushing the button. (i.e. cat, grep, less, etc.)

    Short of recompiling the kernel (it's not something i desire to do), is there a way to make it behave in a way that the lid button would not affect the external monitor?

    My work-around right now is, whenever it happens, open and close the lid again and quickly execute xrandr --output LVDS1 --auto --output VGA1 --auto, but it's annoying as hell...
    Last edited by wolfier; December 15th, 2009 at 03:59 AM.

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    Nov 2009

    Re: Acer Timeline LID event spamming...

    Isn't anyone using Acer Timeline laptops?

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