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#REDIRECT [[Power Management]]
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{{i18n|Shutdown Pressing Power Button}}
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If you want to shutdown your system by simply pressing the power button, do the following:
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#Install the [[acpid]] package.
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#If there is no ''hal'' in the DAEMONS array in [[rc.conf]], add ''acpid'' to the DAEMONS array.
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#Create a file in ''/etc/acpi/events/'' named ''power'' with following content:
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# /etc/acpi/events/power
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# This is called when the user presses the power button
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event=button/power (PWR.||PBTN)
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action=/sbin/poweroff
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To be able to test it, make sure the acpid daemon is started
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If you do not have hal, start the acpid daemon yourself:
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# /etc/rc.d/acpid start
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Otherwise restart hal, it will take care of acpid:
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# /etc/rc.d/hal restart
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From now on, pressing the power button (lightly, not for a few seconds) should properly shutdown the system.
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Note that if you have '''hibernate''' configured and working you may want to change the last line with:
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action=/usr/sbin/hibernate
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However, if you're using more sophisticated WM, you should use its own shutdown call, so it'd save its session etc.
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To accomplish it in '''KDE 3''', simply change the action to:
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''action=/opt/kde/bin/dcop --all-users --all-sessions ksmserver ksmserver logout 0 2 0''
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For '''KDE 4''', dcop is being phased out in favour of dbus, so as well as the above you could also use:
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''action=/usr/bin/qdbus org.kde.ksmserver /KSMServer logout 0 2 0''
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'''''Note:''' More information on using dbus is [http://samwiseandthestereotypical.blogspot.com/2008/09/using-dbus-and-ksmserver-to-logout-and.html here].''
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Likewise for '''XFCE4.4''' change the action line to:
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''action=echo POWEROFF | /usr/lib/xfce4/xfsm-shutdown-helper''
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'''''Note:''' For a more robust solution (If you are facing frequent WM crashes or working on a sacrificial PC for developing or testing your software...), you should take a look at "/usr/src/linux/Documentation/sysrq.txt", which is a kernel facility for yielding you (the user...) the CPU so that it could be used for any '''rescue''' work.''
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Revision as of 08:17, 27 July 2013

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