[ubuntu-uk] Can I disable the power button?
stevepdrake at googlemail.com
Tue Jun 19 09:51:11 BST 2007
On Tue, 2007-06-19 at 08:12 +0100, Jim Kissel wrote:
> Alan Pope wrote:
> > Hi Jim,
> > On Mon, 2007-06-18 at 19:05 +0100, Jim Kissel wrote:
> >> James Tait wrote:
> >>> Dave Walker wrote:
> >>>> On Mon, 2007-06-18 at 14:28 +0100, Jim Kissel wrote:
> >>>> You can confirm that this setting does not exist?
> >>>> http://daviey.mooo.com/powersettings.jpg
> >>> The drop-down is there for me, but I only have options to "Ask me",
> >>> "Suspend", "Hibernate" or "Shutdown".
> >> I can confirm the same options. There isn't a "Do nothing" option. I
> >> tried Alan's suggestion of --reinstall but this didn't alter the g-p-m
> >> interface.
> > The screenshot you sent me looks like a really old version of g-p-m.
> > http://gallery.popey.com/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=screenshots&id=Screenshot_Power_Management_Preferences
> > I wonder if something hasn't been updated during your upgrades from
> > dapper->edgy->feisty.
> > Can you just check ubuntu-desktop (and dependants) are installed
> > correctly:-
> > sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
> "ubuntu-desktop is already the newest version."
> no change in the power management application user interface.
> The previous --reinstall shows the same version as per previous posts
> > It will either just say it's already there, or it will pull in a bunch
> > of stuff that was missing. Can you also check your /etc/apt-sources.list
> > has all the necessary repos specified? Make it look a bit like what you
> > see in http://pastebin.ubuntu-uk.org/295
> > Cheers,
> > Al.
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I'm on Ubuntu 6.10, upgraded from Ubuntu 6.06 and I found the same
problem. It can be circumvented by making the change in gconf
(gconf-editor) at /apps/gnome-power-manager/action_button_power, just
set it to "nothing", as it says in the description field.
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