Power Button Functionality

Michel D'HOOGE list.dhooge at gmail.com
Mon Jul 31 06:32:01 UTC 2006

Le lundi 31 juillet 2006 03:08, John Anderson a écrit :
> Is there a way to change the functionality of the power button in Kubuntu
> so that it displays the logout dialog rather than just instantly shutting
> down like in Ubuntu?
There is *always* a way, but it is sometimes quite tough ;-)

If you really want a confirmation, AFAIK the solution is kpowersave which 
handles everything nicely but is not using the acpi-support package 
(unfortunately). However, there is some trouble installing it since it breaks 
the default Kubuntu dependencies...

Another solution is to remove the link between the power button and the shut 
down: Look at /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn and change the action or the event or 
remove the file.

On the kubuntu-dev ML, there was a call to develop a new KDE front-end because 
klaptop is too old and unmaintained and as I said kpowersave duplicates the 
work done by the acpi-support package. Don't think it already started.

Maybe this is not fully accurate, but at least this is my understanding of the 
problem ;-)

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