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#1 2019-11-30 21:23:37

bohokash
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Is it possible to switch on my laptop without opening the lid?

I have ordered an Acer Swift 1 (SF114-32) laptop 2 days ago, Arch Linux installed. In fact this is first laptop, I used a desktop PC till now. I would like to use it like a PC, and I want to attend to it, because maybe later I will give it as a present, or simply sell it. I don't want to get crumbs and dust into the keyboard for example. Is it possible somehow to switch it on, and use it all day without opening the lid? Of course I have USB keyboard, mouse, and external monitor with HDMI port.

I would like to turn on the laptop let's say via a keypress, or key combo from a USB keyboard. Or for example by a special device which connects to the USB 3.1 type C port, called docker or docking station. Or by a special device which uses the "wake on lan / wlan" technology by a USB connected ethernet plug. I have the AX88772B network controller device, USB to RJ45 adapter, which supports wake on lan, according to its data sheet. When I searched the internet I found this funny method too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSsqOQH4LQQ However I would like to use a regular switcher device with a button if other methods doesn't work, eg.: https://www.norwegiancreations.com/2015 … ed-button/

I have already tried out switching on at a given time, called RTC wake-up, following this post https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=55048 and it worked without a hitch.

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#2 2019-11-30 22:42:23

Trilby
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Re: Is it possible to switch on my laptop without opening the lid?

"Wake" in "wake on lan" is not the same as powering on - it's just waking from sleep/suspend.  If that's all you want to do, then your usb keyboard should work fine.  There is often a key combination for sleep/wake on keyboards, or on some you just press a "Fn" key.


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#3 2019-12-01 00:01:23

bohokash
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Re: Is it possible to switch on my laptop without opening the lid?

Not really, I meant waking up from S5 state, which is the complete power off.

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