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Should I install acpi on ubuntu server? for potential power managing features?

I was thinking power down button would be useful for less terminal skilled users who don't know how to connect using SSH and shutdown with command.

what do you think?

what other things can I do with acpi?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

I have acpid (note the "D" - ACPI Daemon, not ACPI tools; those are completely different packages!) installed just for the power button - I fear that after no response, a less-knowledgeable user might go for the ATX hard power off, which cannot be handled programatically.

Yes, it's a server, yes, I know what shutdown is for; however, I have no idea who will be managing the server in two years.

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Hi, i installed acpi. But power down button doesn't work. is there anything I need to configure? I can't find folder /etc/acpi – Sandro Dzneladze Nov 3 '11 at 15:36
@Sandro Dzneladze: You may have installed the wrong package: not acpi, but acpid. – Piskvor Nov 3 '11 at 15:44
thanks, it worked. – Sandro Dzneladze Nov 3 '11 at 22:02
@Sandro Dzneladze: Glad it helped. Edited the suggestion into the answer, it might help someone in the future. – Piskvor Nov 4 '11 at 6:41

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