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How do I get the shutdown menu by pressing the power button in Fedora 16

asked 2011-11-11 13:45:54 -0500

Benjamin_L gravatar image

When pressing the power button in Fedora 16 nothing happens. Under Ubuntu I got the shutdown menu, in Fedora nothing happens.

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answered 2011-11-11 15:03:25 -0500

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updated 2011-11-11 16:23:15 -0500

In Gnome 2 there was something in the power settings I believe, can't find it for Gnome 3. This guide worked for me:

Here are the commands to issue (without the leading $ and # which are there to denote privileges):

# xhost +
# su - gdm -s /bin/bash
$ dbus-launch
$ `dbus-launch | sed "s/^/export /"`
$ GSETTINGS_BACKEND=dconf gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power button-power 'interactive'
$ GSETTINGS_BACKEND=dconf gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power button-hibernate 'interactive'
$ gsettings list-recursively org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power
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wow. that's way too complicated. there is absolutely no reason to expose your xhost to any client and no reason to srtart gdm. the only command you need is gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power button-power 'interactive'

gcb gravatar imagegcb ( 2015-04-30 12:06:40 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-11-18 15:22:44 -0500

octavian gravatar image

In order to get the Power Shutdown selection menu in Fedora 16, you must download dconf-editor with sudo yum install dconf-editor

Once this is done, open dconf editor from gnome, and navigate to ORG/Gnome/Setting Daemon/Plugins/Power and then modify the action on power button to be "Interactive"

Hope this helps,

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answered 2013-01-31 05:50:29 -0500

To make the Power Button Interactive in Fedora 16, you should download and install "dconf-editor" using the terminal command "sudo yum install dconf-editor"

Once this is done, open dconf-editor from gnome, and navigate to Org-> Gnome-> Settings-daemon-> Plugins-> Power Change "button-power" to "interactive" and exit.

Remember you need to repeat this process in every user of your PC. Now Re-Login and try to see if your PC is showing-up menu on pressing power button.

If that did not work then you need to edit a file called "" (or) "power.conf" present at "etc/acpi/actions/"

Here at the bottom you can find "shutdown -h now". Comment it out, save it and re-login. That's it, you are done. Now every time you press the power button you will be prompted with the menu.

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answered 2011-11-15 09:09:14 -0500

I love Gnome 3 but disabling the hardware power button in F16 when it worked fine in F15 is just non-sensical. I hope this was a mistake in packaging f16 and not a gnome policy change. Suggesting that a solution is to press the alt key is just unhelpful. Gnome may decide how the desktop looks but I still want my hardware to work. If there is a logical argument for why this has been disabled, please point me towards it.

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It is a upstream GNOME change and not a packaging issue. You will have to ask GNOME for rationale.

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2011-11-15 09:24:48 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-11-11 16:40:15 -0500

Fedoral gravatar image

Come to user menu end press alt key from keyboard suspend button turning to shutdown button

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