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Old 01-08-2004, 07:32 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Distribution: Gentoo 2004.3
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Power button shuts down computer?

Hey there everyone

I'm running Mandrake 9.1 with an acpi compatible kernel (using the acpi too). When I press the power button on my computer the OS shuts down properly and then the computer turns off. Windows xp did the same thing until I found an option that would make it so that the computer wouldn't shut down or repsond to the power button at all.

I would like to make Mandrake do the same thing that windows does right now. I want to make it so that the power button does nothing when I press it (or maybe just puts the computer to sleep but doesn't shut it down). Does anybody know how to do this?


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