[ubuntu-uk] Can I disable the power button?

Jim Kissel jlk at osml.eu
Mon Jun 18 14:28:43 BST 2007

Alan Pope wrote:
> Hi Stuart,
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 01:43:46PM +0100, Stuart.Houghton at amnesty.org.uk wrote:
>> My one-year-old son has a new favourite game - pressing the power button 
>> on his Dad's PC.
> Haha. My daughter took to yanking out USB keys a while ago. Kids eh, gotta 
> love 'em.
>> I am running Gnome  on Fiesty and whenever the power button is pressed it 
>> pops up a modal dialogue box asking if I want to restart, log out, switch 
>> off, etc.  I assume this happens via Gnome Power Manager.
> Yup, and it's configurable. Right click Gnome Power Manager and choose 
> Preferences. In the "General" tab there is a "when the power button is 
> pressed..", change the drop down from "Ask me" to "Do nothing". Job done.

No such option on my Feisty 7.04 Power Manager -> General tab!
> Cheers,
> Al.

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