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Re: shutdown on power button?

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 01:23:05PM +0200, Salvo Tomaselli wrote:
> I have noticed that the default configuration is to shutdown the computer when 
> the power button is pressed.

You might want to check which software did react on the button.

> But on normal desktop installations, the DE will handle the event and take the 
> appropriate actions.

Right, if you do not have a DE running, one way to react on the power button is
using acpid *and* acpi-support-base.

> I also think that on non-desktop it should be the admin to decide whether if 
> this behaviour is wanted (i have news of a server that went down because 
> someone put a box near the power button and shortly pressed it with the box 
> itself).

So what do you propose?


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