[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#558820: Bug#558820: acpid repeatedly invoking acpi_fakekey upon opening laptop lid; makes system unusable

Michael Meskes meskes at debian.org
Tue Dec 1 17:35:49 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 09:44:29PM +0100, harry666t wrote:
> When the laptop lid is opened (or maybe closed? Can't figure), acpid
> starts repeatedly spawning acpi_fakekey through /etc/acpi/videobtn.sh,
> which renders both X and console almost unusable. Killing acpid brings
> the situation back to normal.

What happens if you remove /etc/acpi/events/asus-video or make
/etc/acpi/videobtn.sh do nithing instead? This should bring things back to
normal. It seems that the latest acpid changes made some of the acpi-support
stuff redundant.


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