Well, I thought about it, and you're right... What I really need is to be
able to do something upon an acpi event, like running a script when I close
my lid...

But I didn't find these info anywhere =(
Please help me! =)

acpi is working, it has control on my fan and monitors my CPU temperature.
I tried devd -dD, and it reacts when I close my lid, but I don't know how to
use this output...



On 3/6/07, Norberto Meijome <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

On Mon, 5 Mar 2007 16:28:06 -0500
frzburn <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I need a hint on how to get my screen turn off (backlight too) on my
> Laptop.
> I have an Inspiron 6400 (e1505), and FreeBSD 6 - amd64.

Hi there,
I am not sure how to switch off the screen on the dell (independent of
ACPI)... in all laptops I've seen, it's fully controlled by the hardware
Have you got acpi working ?

If you *do* have ACPI working, and you want to see whether it is firing
acpi at
all when you close the lid, you can restart devd in debugging mode:

/etc/rc.d/devd stop
devd -dD

and then try your ACPI events.

Also, you should be able to tell your ACPI module to let you handle the
manually. For example, with the acpi_ibm.ko, the knob

dev.acpi_ibm.0.events = 1

tells acpi to pass all acpi messages to devd for handling. Search the logs
mobile@ , i believe) - i've posted my config for some sample actions on
different ACPI events.

BTW, you may be able to switch off the display using a user mode
that is related to your video card. For example, if you have a Radeon
card, the
radeontool allows you to switch off the panel and external monitor outputs
(although the ext monitor gets switched on when you switch to X's VT)

{Beto|Norberto|Numard} Meijome

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