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On Mon, 15 Jan 2007 21:14:19 +0000, Michael Kjorling
> It's possible that the ACPI stuff has come to the point that it can
> react to a power button press by initiating a clean shutdown,
It has been so for years. If anything it's dependent on settings in the
machine's BIOS setup. Most (all?) ACPI-enabled systems allow the power
button to power the system off either immediately or after 4 seconds.
In the latter case, an ACPI event is fired off and sent to the O/S as
soon as the button is initially pressed. The acpid daemon traps it and
initiates a clean shutdown procedure.
G. Stewart - gstewart@...
The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.
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