[Techtalk] power management

Wim De Smet kromagg at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 13:29:36 UTC 2007

On 3/9/07, Maria McKinley <maria at shadlen.org> wrote:
> I am having now problems with power management. I have built a kernel
> for my tftpboot machines, and it works great (finally...), except that
> hitting the power button doesn't power down the computer, and since this
> is the preferable way to shutdown these machines, that is sort of
> problematic. I assume I didn't configure some module I should have, but
> wondering if anyone knows which module it is.

The "button" kernel module. It reads in the event and passes it to
userspace, usually to acpid. So you need both of those and acpid needs
to be configured to shutdown the machine when it gets the event. Try
modprobe button as a starting point.


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