Talk:How to configure acpid

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This content was merged from my original T30 specific page T30_ACPI_Sleeping that is now being redirected here. IMO this page is a mistake because the solution is specific to machines with radeon video. It would be better if someone could resurrect the origial page. Also the below script is a little sketchy.

As i wrote you before, the information on this page is not only T30 specific and we don't want to end up with hundreds of pages covering the same topic just designating a different machine in the name.

I.e. would you like to have another page called A31p_ACPI_Sleeping? And another one X31_ACPI_Sleeping? All being the same except for the mentioned model? The instructions for these models would be precisely the same and it would only mean redundant maintenance.

The overall topic of your original page is covered by the following pages:

Furthermore, those pages are directly accessible from the T30 model page and they link to one another as well.

Your only argument for having it on a separate page is that T30 users wanting to use ACPI sleep can find it more easily. I think that a user can find all the needed information pretty easily if he follows a logical path like looking on the T30 model page, and the ACPI-HOWTO page. First you want to make ACPI work in general. Then if you think you managed that but still have a problem, you look for further information, i.e. have a look into the problems pages. In this case you even don't need to since the according problem page is linked directly from the ACPI-Howto page.

What if a A31p user comes to ThinkWiki with the same problem? Will he find the information when it's on a page labelled "T30_ACPI_Sleeping"? I guess not. So what do we do? Make a second page and redirect that to this page? Why then is it bad to redirect "T30_ACPI_Sleeping" to a page where all the relevant information can be accessed from? If you think this page is the wrong target, we can change it to point to the LCD backlight problem page.

Furthermore, this page is not specific to notebooks featuring radeons. The general information in the beginning is acpid-specific and else generic. The example event entry is acpi-sleep and lid specific and else generic. The actual example script features 5 lines that are radeon (or T30, A30, A31p, X30 and X31) specific, as is also stated in a comment below the script.

Specific for notebooks with radeons is the Problem with LCD backlight remaining on during ACPI sleep page. It is in fact even more specific, since it covers the exact problem that doesn't affect all radeon based ThinkPads.

Your original page covered three different topics in one page, making it specific for exactly what your page title designated: T30s, ACPI and sleep mode. But all three of those topics are distinct topics in themselves and are not specific to your what your page title designates.

If you find more intuitive page names than i did feel free to propose them, but i really don't see the point in having a separate page to maintain for each specific question a user might come up with.