[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#556903: Bug#556903: Is acpi-support deprecated?

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Wed Dec 30 20:02:34 UTC 2009

Hello Jonathan,

Jonathan Nieder [2009-12-23 12:32 -0800]:
> With non-GNOME systems, I think acpi-support is needed to make the
> power button shut down the computer.

Not quite, it's done by acpid itself (/etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh).

> What should be done instead?
> Should a stripped down gnome-power-manager respond to the power
> button key press, or is there something lower level that can work
> outside of X?

In a way, /etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh is a "stripped down g-p-m" which works
system-wide. It currently checks if a power manager (such as g-p-m) is
already running. So installation methods which don't install any GUI
could just install acpid for the time being?

Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
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