I've posted before about my acpid deamon not working (rcacpid just says failed with no details) but no-one was able to help. So what I'm now after is a way that my laptop will ignore weather my laptop is plugged into the mains or not and switch everything on and to its maximum performance level (screen brightness, CPU speed, wireless nic etc.).

The reason is that if the mains aren't plugged in before SuSE boots then SuSE totally disables my sound card, wireless nic and sets my screen brightness very dim and plugging the mains in afterwards doesn't let my sound card or wireless work.

Strange bur ACPID+powersaved used to work fine, then suddenly it just stopped working