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acpid won't start but logs nothing

Problem: acpid won't start, but doesn't log anything to the terminal, dmesg, /var/log/messages or /var/log/acpid.

localhost steph # /etc/init.d/acpid start
 * Starting acpid ...                       [ !! ]

Possible solution: Check the size of the log file /var/log/acpid. If it reaches 2G in size then acpid will stop working without telling you why. Clear the file and hopefully all will be ok.

localhost steph # echo "" > /var/log/acpid
localhost steph # /etc/init.d/acpid start
 * Starting acpid ...                       [ ok ]

I learnt this solution from a post on the Gentoo forums.

Other ACPI notes

  • Continuous ACPI lid events and 100% CPU usage – How to work around a problem whereby the ACPI daemon acpid uses 100% of the CPU when the lid button is depressed.
  • ACPI low battery warning – A script (or two) that you can use to monitor your battery using ACPI and alert you when it's running low.
  • Custom DSDT – How to apply a custom DSDT to fix continuous lid events on an Acer Travelmate 8104

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