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This is a java program that allows the user to simply install and use acpi_call kernel module via graphic Interface, and also provides an useful script that automatically recompiles the kernel after each update. Now with support for systemd!
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acpi_call_GUI_systemd

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This is a java program that provides a graphic interface that allows the user to:

  • Install the acpi_call kernel module (kernel would be recompiled automatically after each update);

  • Deactivate discrete GPU;

  • Automatically deactivate discrete GPU on every boot.


This version is compatible whit all linux distros that use systemd, like:

  • Fedora since version 15
  • Frugalware 1.5+
  • Mageia 2+
  • Mandriva 2011+
  • mer since 2012
  • openSUSE 12.1+
  • Arch Linux since October 2012
  • Chakra Linux since October 2012
  • Parabola GNU/Linux since October 2012
  • NixOS since January 2013
  • Red Flag Linux 8+

needs to be installed firefox.

Ubuntu user? See here: acpi_call_GUI


To install:

after downloading the program, enter the directory acpi_call_GUI_systemd and launch install.sh . if you have downloaded the program in your home directory (for example typing git clone https://github.com/marcoDallas/acpi_call_GUI_systemd.git), you only need to type in a terminal:

cd acpi_call_GUI_systemd 

sudo chmod +x install.sh 

sudo ./install.sh 

Attention

Make sure you have all the packages needed to recompile the kernel! For example gcc, kernel-headers, kernel-devel etc.


To execute:

Search the program in yuor dash and click on the icon, or type in a terminal:

sudo java -jar /usr/local/bin/acpi_call_GUI_systemd/acpi_call_GUI_systemd.jar

See here for a video guide: Video tutorial acpi_call_GUI

(the installation commands are different because the video was made in ubuntu, but the usage of the program is the same)


Note:

acpi_call module should be used with caution. I reccomend you to take a look to the readme of the acpi_call module: https://github.com/mkottman/acpi_call


Screenshots:

acpi_call_GUI:

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Since version 1.4 you can try to automatically find a deactivation code!

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Here you can read eventual outputs or errors:

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Copy here the 'Working ACPI handle OFF' code relative to your computer:

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Copyright:

Copyright (C) 2013,2014: Marco Dalla Libera

acpi_call_GUI_systemd is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

acpi_call_GUI_systemd is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

and:

Copyright (c) 2010: Michal Kottman

acpi_call is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

acpi_call is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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