Since I upgraded to Xubuntu 13.10, I can't seem to make the power button bring up the xfce shutdown dialog. I never had this problem on 13.04, but even after a clean install it persists.

When I use unity, the dialog comes up as expected, so the problem seems to be specific to xubuntu. Is anyone else experiencing this? Any tips on how to fix it?

  • I recommend you to give the solution as an answer. You can also accept your answer within 24-48 hours. It would help others to get the solution easily! Oct 22, 2013 at 14:09
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    It's a good question. Rather than "nevermind", you should move your edit into an answer and accept it yourself (as soon as the system lets you as @suarav-kumar points out). It's encouraged to answer your own questions if you find the answer. And the answer will likely get you some upvotes and rep.
    – chaskes
    Oct 22, 2013 at 14:31
  • For those interested, there is a bug report at launchpad, bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xfce4-power-manager/+bug/…
    – Al F
    Dec 22, 2013 at 23:19

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I had to edit /etc/systemd/logind.conf to make HandlePowerKey=ignore, and that solved the issue!

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