Configuring ACPI to do useful things?

Amadeus W.M. amadeus84 at
Mon May 31 04:14:41 UTC 2004

On Sun, 30 May 2004 21:38:28 -0400, Brian Kendig wrote:

> I'm using FC2 on my laptop, and ACPI appears to be working, but the 
> default installation doesn't configure it to do anything interesting.  
> /etc/acpi/events only contains a script to shut it down when I press 
> the power button, and that works fine, but I want it to turn off the 
> screen if it's idle for a period of time, or suspend the laptop if it's 
> idle for a longer period or if the lid is closed.
> Is there any simple way to install more ACPI functionality?  An rpm 
> that will add more /etc/acpi scripts, for example?  Or is there any way 
> to configure power management behavior through the Gnome front-end?

I don't know of any rpm, but here are some example scripts:

> Also, how can I get a battery level indicator to appear in the panel?

Right click on the panel -> Add to panel -> Utility -> Battery charge

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