shutdown (physical) button

Tino Keitel tino.keitel+xfce at
Mon Jun 16 14:52:07 CEST 2008

On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 18:43:47 -0700, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:


> That's not gonna work... for starters, you need DISPLAY set, which is
> easy, but you also need SESSION_MANAGER set, but that value changes
> with every new session.  You'd have to do something like run a script
> on startup that saves that env var to a file somewhere, and then your
> shutdown script would have to read that file and set the var.  An
> exercise left to the reader ^_^.

Is this also possible using dbus? This would be much less complex IMHO.


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