Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 244900
power button no longer does anything unless logged in on console
Last modified: 2008-03-20 13:35:47 EDT
Description of problem:
The computer's power button no longer does anything unless one is logged in on
the console. This is a big problem for headless machines. If one could log in
on the console one doesn't really need the power button to shutdown.
Shutting down headless machines via the power button used to work fine under
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
everything yum updated to current levels as of this bug report.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. log out and wait for the gdm login prompt to appear.
2. press the power button.
3. wait, notice nothing is happening.
the computer should do a clean shutdown.
This happens on all 3 of my f7 systems (1x 686, 2x x86_64).
On my machine - power button does completely nothing. INIT 3,5, gdm, session,
whenever. FC6 did a clean poweroff.
I've found that the power button works if I'm logged into an X session (e.g.,
because I logged into the console and ran "startx").
Having the power button do nothing unless you're logged into the machine is
really obnoxious. I suspect some badness/misfeaturism occurred in ConsoleKit.
Wolfgang, please consider changing the priority of this bug from "low" to "medium".
(In reply to comment #2)
> Wolfgang, please consider changing the priority of this bug from "low" to
I'm quite willing to change the priority if it is the correct rating for a bug
of this sort. My reading of the following url leads me to believe it is
severity "low" for folks that are able to click on "shutdown" on the gdm console
and severity "high" for headless servers. Maybe "medium" is the correct
average severity. ;-) Please, some Redhat or Fedora person help rate the
severity of this bug correctly.
My $0.02: leaving the severity at "medium" is generally the best strategy,
unless you're absolutely sure a different priority is warranted. (Bug assignees
can always adjust the priority as they see fit.)
(In reply to comment #0)
> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1. log out and wait for the gdm login prompt to appear.
> 2. press the power button.
> 3. wait, notice nothing is happening.
> Actual results:
> nothing happens
Is there any output in the acpid logfile, when you press the button?:
tail -f /var/log/acpid
Is the module button.ko loaded?
$ lsmod | grep button
button 12113 0
What is the output of the following?
/bin/ps awwux | /bin/grep gnome-power-manager | /bin/grep -qv grep || echo true
I haven't experienced any problems with the power button not behaving as
expected since I upgraded to Fedora 8.
Can anyone reproduce this problem against Fedora 8?
As per comment 6, I'm quite certain that F8 resolves this. I suggest closing
Oops... I didn't mean to close this, but since I did, I'll change the resolution