acpid - Advanced Configuration and Power Interface event daemon

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name acpid
Package version 2.0.26
Package release 1ubuntu2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 134 B
Download size 34.78 KB
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Modern computers support the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
to allow intelligent power management on your system and to query battery and
configuration status.
ACPID is a completely flexible, totally extensible daemon for delivering
ACPI events. It listens on netlink interface (or on the deprecated file
/proc/acpi/event), and when an event occurs, executes programs to handle the
event. The programs it executes are configured through a set of configuration
files, which can be dropped into place by packages or by the admin.


Package Version Architecture Repository
acpid_2.0.26-1ubuntu2_i386.deb 2.0.26 i386 Ubuntu Main
acpid - - -


Name Value
init-system-helpers >= 1.18~
kmod -
libc6 >= 2.15
lsb-base >= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu7


Type URL
Binary Package acpid_2.0.26-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Source Package acpid

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install acpid deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install acpid




2016-04-08 - Simon Deziel <>
acpid (1:2.0.26-1ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium
* Do not start when inside a container (LP: #1568155)
2016-02-09 - Dimitri John Ledkov <>
acpid (1:2.0.26-1ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=low
* Merge from Debian unstable.  Remaining changes:
- Replace init script with Upstart job
+ This does not load modules, unlike the init script, since these are
all loaded by ACPI:* modaliases now (and thus by udev)
- debian/acpid.install, debian/acpid.preinst, debian/rules:
continue installing /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn and /etc/acpi/,
deferring the migration to acpi-support-base; and drop the Recommends:
on acpi-support-base for the same reason.
- Source /usr/share/acpi-support/power-funcs in
- debian/ ensure that /usr/share/acpi-support/power-funcs
exists before sourcing it; note that acpid does not depend on
acpi-support (which is fine, as it brings in lots of X dependencies
not appropriate for servers); this fix will allow Ubuntu servers
(especially those in VMs) to run acpid and catch and handle power
button events again.
- debian/ gnome-power-manager is no more, check for
gnome-settings-daemon now. This fixes immediate shutdown when the power
button is pressed.
- Change pointless shutdown message "exiting" from NOTICE to DEBUG
level, such that it's not emitted by default.
- debian/ add support for mate-settings-daemon, 
- ./debian/ Don't do anything if logind is running, as
that already handles power button presses. This fixes unconditional
shutdowns if a desktop environment wants to handle the power key by
itself (and inhibits logind). (LP: #1201180)
2016-02-09 - Michael Meskes <>
acpid (1:2.0.26-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Imported Upstream version 2.0.26 (Closes: #808015)
* Updated watch file
* Fixwed typo in (Closes: #805865)
2015-09-01 - Michael Meskes <>
acpid (1:2.0.25-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Imported Upstream version 2.0.25
2014-11-08 - Michael Meskes <>
acpid (1:2.0.23-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Corrected homepage URL (Closes: #767816)
* Added path based activation so acpid gets started if events are to be
processed. (Closes: #766991)
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.6, no changes needed.
2015-12-03 - Dimitri John Ledkov <>
acpid (1:2.0.23-1ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium
* Fix FTBFS due to signed/unsigned comparison.

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