howto allow anyone to poweroff?

andrew clarke mail at
Sun Aug 11 08:08:16 UTC 2019

On Fri 2019-08-09 12:28:27 UTC-0400, Kevin P. Neal (kpn at wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 09, 2019 at 03:24:33PM +0200, hw wrote:
> > In any case, when a user logs out, there is no way to shut down the
> > machine other than holding the power button or pulling the plug, and
> > that sucks.
> Wait, really? It's supposed to do a clean shutdown if you push the power
> button normally. That works on my hardware. If it doesn't on yours then
> filing a bug report may be helpful.

On modern (~15 years old or newer) PCs that support a clean shutdown using
the power button, normally you'll see something like this in

acpi0: Power Button (fixed)

And possibly:

acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0

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