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As for useless keys...

After a long rant with a nice and most useful set of replies regarding my keyboard, yesterday I did the mistake –and I am sure it was the first times in five years– of touching my Power key.

Of course, my computer (which I never shut down) obliged and proceeded to shut itself down, no questions asked – Of course, probably because I don’t use a desktopesque WM, so it exhibits the same behavior as the system’s actual power switch. I was limited to powerelessly watch it cleanly shut down…

It didn’t make me very happy. That key should not exist in a keyboard!


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Ben Kibbey 2018-09-05 10:04:53

Can be disabled in systemd

I had this happen to me as well. There is a systemd option to configure what the PowerKey (I dont remember exactly the name) does, fortunately.

Marcos Dione 2018-09-06 15:06:41

This is how to:

I had the same problem a while ago on my laptop/server. I found out and wrote about it here: