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Old 03-10-2002, 08:52 PM   #1
Mackan
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Can I use the power button like in Windows?


When I want to finish of my session in WindowsME I set it up so that I just press the power button once to log out, terminate everything and turn the power off. Is there a setting in Linux so I can get it to act the same way when pressing the button? And how do I do that?
 
Old 03-10-2002, 09:24 PM   #2
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I am sure you could probably write a script or something maybe.. unlikely.. but whenever you shutdown linux, you always want to shutdown properly.. so you don't corrupt your filesystem.

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Old 03-16-2002, 04:43 AM   #3
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If you recompile your kernel with APM bios support and select the option to 'APM BIOS calls power off' (or something like that), when you issue the shutdown command with the -h option you should be able to walk away and it'll power down for you after the shutdown process is complete
 
  


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