I'm having the same problem as How to prevent the Power button to shutdown directly the system? and Ubuntu 13.10 with Cinnamon Desktop Environment

This answer seems to be the way to go, but I don't know what the command is.

My /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn calls /etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh which probably looks like everyone else's:

# /etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh
# Initiates a shutdown when the power putton has been
# pressed.

[ -r /usr/share/acpi-support/power-funcs ] && . /usr/share/acpi-support/power-funcs

# getXuser gets the X user belonging to the display in $displaynum.
# If you want the foreground X user, use getXconsole!
getXuser() {
        user=`pinky -fw | awk '{ if ($2 == ":'$displaynum'" || $(NF) == ":'$displaynum'" ) { print $1; exit; } }'`
        if [ x"$user" = x"" ]; then
                startx=`pgrep -n startx`
                if [ x"$startx" != x"" ]; then
                        user=`ps -o user --no-headers $startx`
        if [ x"$user" != x"" ]; then
                userhome=`getent passwd $user | cut -d: -f6`
                export XAUTHORITY=$userhome/.Xauthority
                export XAUTHORITY=""
        export XUSER=$user

# Skip if we just in the middle of resuming.
test -f /var/lock/acpisleep && exit 0

# If the current X console user is running a power management daemon that
# handles suspend/resume requests, let them handle policy This is effectively
# the same as 'acpi-support's '/usr/share/acpi-support/policy-funcs' file.

[ -r /usr/share/acpi-support/power-funcs ] && getXconsole
PMS="gnome-settings-daemon kpowersave xfce4-power-manager"
PMS="$PMS guidance-power-manager.py dalston-power-applet"
PMS="$PMS mate-settings-daemon"

if pidof x $PMS > /dev/null; then
elif test "$XUSER" != "" && pidof dcopserver > /dev/null && test -x /usr/bin/dcop && /usr/bin/dcop --user $XUSER kded kded loadedModules | grep -q klaptopdaemon; then
elif test "$XUSER" != "" && test -x /usr/bin/qdbus; then
        kded4pid=$(pgrep -n -u $XUSER kded4)
        if test "$kded4pid" != ""; then
                dbusaddr=$(su - $XUSER -c "grep -z DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS /proc/$kded4pid/environ")
                if test "$dbusaddr" != "" && su - $XUSER -c "export $dbusaddr; qdbus org.kde.kded" | grep -q powerdevil; then

# If all else failed, just initiate a plain shutdown.
/sbin/shutdown -h now "Power button pressed"

Mine seems to go to the last two lines every time, only shutting down:

# If all else failed, just initiate a plain shutdown.
/sbin/shutdown -h now "Power button pressed"

What script can bring up the logoff/shutdown/suspend menu like how it was in 13.04?


Found the command on the Linux Mint forums.

First, edit /etc/systemd/logind.conf as jeremija recommends.

Then, simply comment out that last line that shuts down and add

gnome-session-quit --power-off

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