Question Is it possible to power on my laptop without opening the lid?

konstantinusz

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I have an Acer Swift 1 (SF114-32) laptop. I installed Linux. In fact this is my 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
View: 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.
 

konstantinusz

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I mean, waking up from the completely switched off, so called "S5 state". Unfortunately the BIOS settings are very poor on this particular machine, only a few settings are available. For example there is no "Power on AC" option at all! Maybe the BIOS needs an unlock command from an UEFI shell, to make those "advanced" settings available.
 

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