Bug 87710 - power button doesn't work as expected
Summary: power button doesn't work as expected
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-04-01 17:14 UTC by Carlos Morgado
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-08 14:58:59 UTC

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Description Carlos Morgado 2003-04-01 17:14:43 UTC
The power button of the Toshiba Satellite 3600 is 'soft off' 
so you are supposed to press it for 4 seconds to make it
With kernel-2.4.20-8 a simple touch to power button turns
it off. This is due to lack of ACPI.

Single touch doesn't do anything, you get reminded there's no
hybernate function

Actual result:
Single touch power off machine == crash

Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2003-04-01 17:23:05 UTC
what kind of crash?   Oops?

Comment 2 Carlos Morgado 2003-04-01 17:42:11 UTC
Sorry, I meant "power off machine equals crash", as in the machine turns power
off stone cold dead.

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2003-04-11 13:40:50 UTC
"push power button"  -> "machine powers off"

that sounds just like what I would expect from a power button.....

Comment 4 Carlos Morgado 2003-05-16 13:30:45 UTC
No, "press the button 4 seconds" -> "machine powers off" is what is expected for
this machine. For power up you also need to press for a couple of seconds.
A single touch is supposed to do nothing or sleep/hibernate/whatever.

Comment 5 Alan Cox 2003-06-08 14:58:59 UTC
Thats BIOS controlled so beyond our ability to fix. When ACPI is ready enough I
suspect the ACPI kernel will solve this for you

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