[ubuntu-mythtv] Acer 5720Z Powering Down!!!

Marc Randolph mrand at pobox.com
Wed Apr 14 08:05:40 BST 2010

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 11:03 PM, Lawrence Houston
<mythtv at greenfield.dyndns.org> wrote:
> MythTV Users:
> Although the Mythubuntu 9.10 LiveCD does run on this ACER 5720Z Laptop (I
> was able to Watch some Recorded/Live TV Shows from the 9.10 Backend),
> attempts to install the 9.10 Frontend onto the ACER's Harddisk are foiled
> because the Laptop Powers Down before the HD Installation can complete!!!
> Although the ACER Laptop runs Windows 7 without such "Spontaneous"
> Powerdown "Problems", this is the first time I have tried to run Mythbuntu
> on the ACER Laptop...  Hence I do NOT know if this might be a MythTV ONLY
> "Issue" or a more "General" Ubuntu/Linux "Issue"???  Any Insight would be
> greatly appreciated...
> Lawrence Houston  --  (MythTV at GREENFIELD.dyndns.org)

Howdy Lawrence,

It is extremely unlikely that this is a problem with MythTV... it's
not active at that stage.
I assume that it is not a widespread problem - it perhaps only affects
Acer laptops, perhaps even only certain models.
First thing I would try would be to disable ACPI and/or the screen
saver.  Take the results of that experiment and report them in a
launchpad ticket (preferably open that ticket by issuing the command
"ubuntu-bug acpi-support").

Thanks for helping to improve Ubuntu!


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