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Hey, I suppose this might have seemed like a stupid question from the title
When I am in windows and I press the power button it shuts the computer down (by actually shutting down the programs and waiting for windows to shutdown). I had an option in the screen saving setup to change it so that the power button would put the computer to sleep or shut it down or hibernate
In mandrake, the computer just goes off when you push the power. I would like it to at least be disabled so that when I press the button with my toe (it happens) it won't shut down. Also so that my cousin is unable to just turn off the computer when I have it set to a password screen. Any help would be appreciated
It seems like your computer has an ACPI compatible BIOS, but linux generally only uses the APM features of a BIOS. Either check your BIOS or get a kernel module for ACPI... Or recompile the kernel with ACPI support.
Disconnect the power button, and connect the reset button to the power header on the motherboard. Reset buttons are generally more difficult to hit by accident. ;-)
On the software side, in order to mess with the behaviour of things like the power button, you're probably going to need to be running an ACPI enabled kernel. I have no idea if Mandrake's default one is. This could be a great fun adventure in kernel compilation for you!
You were right about my bios, it only supports ACPI. But it says that Mandrake supports it too, so I don't know what's going on. And it's working in the way that when I shut down the computer turns off by it's self when it's finishing shutting down.
I went into my configuration and it has an option for ACPI to be on or off and it says that it's on. Now, there's also an option for "Force no APIC", I'm not sure what that is. Can anyone explain what that does. (I'm too lazy right now to try it myself)