[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#734333: acpi-support-base: unexpected shutdown by short press of power button

Michael Meskes meskes at debian.org
Thu Jun 19 19:19:23 UTC 2014

> In the past, shortly pressing the power button of my laptop had
> no effect. But now it does a shutdown:
> ...
> This is bad in particular for a laptop, as it is easy to accidentally
> shut down the machine, hebce the long press feature. I found that it

It seems the kernel creates a button press event for your short press, so what
would you expect the software to do? I don't see any way to ask the kernel how
long the key had been pressed.

> had already been buggy in the past, then fixed:
>   http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=603791
> and now it is buggy again.

I completely fail to see how this is related. What did I miss?

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