Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#594 new enhancement

ACPI shutdown feature needed

Reported by: yoda Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: Daemon Version: 3.22.03
Keywords: shutdown Cc:


We need a way for ACPI to shutdown the system, as if you selected 'Shutdown' from the Desktop menu (without any dialogs). Other OS's does this - if you hit the Power button, or if you select to close the guest window in ex Virtual Box.

I assume, that both uses the Power Button event, to start this shutdown; we really need the same feature for eCS.

My guess would be, that this could be implemented in acpidaemon. A third option for PowerButton? (ShutDown?) should be implemented, and I assume that the daemon would be able to call the PM/XWP/eWP API's to shut down the system, in the way we are used to.

Ticket marked as 'Enhancement' and 'Daemon', I hope this is appropriate.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by David McKenna

You can try adding POWERBUTTON = off to your \MPTN\ETC\ACPId.cfg file (the default is 'none' or no action). I did that and can use the power button to turn off the machine.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by yoda

Oh, David M - are you really satisfied with that kind of "shutdown" ?

I really need that all open apps gets told to shutdown, and save their data, just like we do when we normally shutdown an eCS system.

Do you really prefer that way - closing all apps, never saving data ?

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by David McKenna

OK... yeah I see what you mean. I guess out of habit I always close programs before shutting down...

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by yoda

We all do that, when sitting in front of PC. But ACPI events can come from other sources; and we all of course want a full proper shutdown of all, if that happens - just like other OS's do it.

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