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Let's gather ACPI events

March 12, 2007 by Eugene Gorbunoff

When do you need ACPI? It is obligatory for any modern notebook and desktop.
* ACPI intializes your motherboard/notebook properly
* It is useful to configure hardware (via ACPI snooper) or run "obstinate" computer (with broken ACPI DSDT tables)
* It allows startup Multi Processor / Multi Core machine and feel the power of eComStation true multithreading and multitasking
* Provides Power control for notebooks and desktops (battery indicator, throttling control)
* Control of idle state
* Indicators of system state

If you need new utility which allows easily switch power consumption, please join testing (ASUS and Lenovo thinkpads).

T e s t i n g -- If ACPI.PSD is working fine on your notebook and GetNotify.exe and EmbeddedEvent.exe catch events (brightness, LCD on/off, multimedia keys) then
* Download ACPI Manager (, Start it, press OK, exit. Find .dat and .dsl files in the directory of ACPI Manager.
* Collect codes (switch to AC, to battery; Brigthness, Volume, LCD On/off, notebook cover close/open, power button) generated by utilGetNotify.exe, utilEmbeddedEvent.exe
* Find a super button on your notebook. For example Thinkpad is equipped with Access IBM button (
* Send us the logs, codes and information about super button.

D e e p t e s t i n g -- If ACPI.PSD is working but events are not catched then
* You should have experience how to install ACPI.PSD, how to make acpica log, how to send zip files via email.
* Join #ecolabs irc-channel (irc://, download configured irc-client (
* Check if your notebook has fixed DSDT table at Inform us if your notebook has fixed DSDT table.
* You should have notebook available in your hands, stay at irc-channel for 2-3 days, 3 hours per day.
* And you should be ready to work in stress mode 1 hour per day (execute commands and send logs to the developers)

Send logs to: support at ecomstation dot ru (rename .zip files to .ziq)

P.S. ACPI is the main component of eComStation, to get access to the drivers, please extend your eComStation Software Subscription.

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