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The energy options screen, oddly, doesn't have an option for what to do when the power button is pressed!

Translating the three options:

  • "Suspend when inactive for:" (it's set to not suspend)
  • "When the lid is closed:" (it's set to suspend)
  • "When (battery) power is extremely low:" (it's set to power off)

Where are the power button options? They appear when I run Fedora 14 in the same computer.

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  • I want exactly the same thing for suspend and can't find it. Very frustrating. – e-satis Oct 24 '11 at 16:39
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The options is not available in the UI anymore, but I found it to be still availble in gconf.

To attach an action with the power button, enter in a terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power button-power action_name

Where action_name is one of the following:

  • suspend
  • shutdown
  • hibernate
  • interactive (ask what to do)
  • Is there a way to make that system-wide (including from the login screen) without having to configure it for each user? – JCCyC Oct 25 '11 at 16:48
  • I don't know, sorry – e-satis Jan 16 '12 at 9:09

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