[Techtalk] power management

Maria McKinley maria at shadlen.org
Mon Mar 19 23:25:47 UTC 2007

Wim De Smet wrote:
> 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.
> greets,
> Wim
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I think the problem is that some of my hardware is too old for acpi.


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