Re: Laptop's power button made to suspend?
* Matthew Weier O'Phinney (email@example.com) [030228 21:15]:
> -- Eduardo Duenez <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
> (on Friday, 28 February 2003, 06:48 PM -0500):
> > Is it possible to configure my Woody laptop so if the power button is
> > pressed (say, by mistake) then the laptop only goes into suspend mode rather
> > than just turning immediately and forcefully? Or at least to make it
> > shutdown cleanly? I've played with other people's laptops (running Windoze)
> > and it works more or less as follows: just pressing the power button equals
> > suspend, and holding it down for a second or two really equals shutting down
> > forcefully. Would be nice to emulate this behavior...
> Usually this is a BIOS setting, and has little to do with the OS.
I don't think this is much different than people wanting to type
"shutdown -h now" and the machine power *off*. It *can* be done with
modern motherboards and I believe, ATX power supplies.
If one simply tells the BIOS that when the power button is held down and
it forces a poweroff, I'd hope you're running a journaling FS and didn't
have processes running in the background.