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Bug 144491 - acpid doesn't execute action
acpid doesn't execute action
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: acpid (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2005-01-07 12:39 EST by Jan Röhrich
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-07 20:44:48 EST
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Description Jan Röhrich 2005-01-07 12:39:44 EST
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Description of problem:
I added a rule for telling the XServer switching off display when I
close my laptop's display by the following script in /etc/acpi/events:

action=/usr/X11R6/bin/xset dpms force off

This doesn't work even if I tell the Xserver to listen on port 6000
and set 'xhost +localhost'. 

But it works while having a running acpid in foreground by using
'acpid -d' - even on ttyX. So I think this must be something with this
'daemon()' function in /etc/init.d/functions.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add event=button/lid.* \ action=/usr/X11R6/bin/xset dpms force off
to /etc/acpi/events/display.conf
2. xhost +localhost
3. service acpid restart
4. close and reopen display 

Actual Results:  -> nothing happens while other acpi events are
processed regularly

Expected Results:  -> display should be switched off
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-01-07 12:45:02 EST
Your script has no idea what your display is, as far as I can read it.
Comment 2 Jan Röhrich 2005-01-07 20:44:48 EST
Excuse me, I first should switch on my brain :-(

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