acpid - Advanced Configuration and Power Interface event daemon

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.



    Source package: acpid

    Install Howto

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


    • /etc/acpi/
    • /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn
    • /etc/default/acpid
    • /etc/init/acpid.conf
    • /etc/init.d/acpid
    • /lib/systemd/system/acpid.path
    • /lib/systemd/system/acpid.service
    • /lib/systemd/system/acpid.socket
    • /usr/bin/acpi_listen
    • /usr/sbin/acpid
    • /usr/share/doc/acpid/README
    • /usr/share/doc/acpid/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/acpid/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/acpid/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/acpid/examples/ac
    • /usr/share/doc/acpid/examples/
    • /usr/share/doc/acpid/examples/default
    • /usr/share/doc/acpid/examples/
    • /usr/share/man/man8/acpi_listen.8.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man8/acpid.8.gz


    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, unity-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.