[Nottingham] power off

Jim Driscoll j at rjimlad.org
Fri Dec 19 12:10:10 GMT 2003

On 19 Dec 2003, at 11:59, Allan Callister wrote:

> ACPI or APM - depending on your hardware - is what you're looking for 
> I think.
> Haber, Michael wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Does anyone here know how to get linux to shutdown when the power 
>> switch is pressed, similar to what w2000 & xp does?
>> I've got some uses who will be powering off with the button.
>> I guess its a kernel module and a file tweak but I can't get much off 
>> google.
>> ta
>> Mike H

IIRC, there's something you can put in /etc/inittab to make it able to 
shut down when the power button is pressed (plus of course the 
aforementioned APM or ACPI support in the kernel). Have a look, there 
may already be something in there, just commented out.


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