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    Power button event and logout-restart-shutdown dialog

    In Ubuntu 12.04 I changed /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn, commenting out the "action" line as follows:


    I also used dconf-editor to set apps/indicator-session/suppress-logout-restart-shutdown as checked (on).

    Then I did:

    sudo service acpid restart

    And when I press the power button I still get the "Shutdown this system now?" dialog. In theory this dialog was suppressed, and even if not suppressed, it is supposedly called by the script /etc/acpi/ via the action line above that is now commented out.

    So, from-where/why is this dialog being called?

    Edit: Looking at /var/log/syslog I find that commenting out the action of /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn causes the following acpid start error:

    acpid: skipping incomplete file /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn

    So I changed this to:

    action=logger "/etc/acpi/events/powerbtn script: Power button pressed."

    And this message is indeed logged when I press the power button.

    I also tried doing:

    sudo service acpid stop

    And leaving it stopped, and still the dialog appears when I press the power button.
    Last edited by billstei; July 8th, 2012 at 10:39 PM.
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