I've recently installed xubuntu 13.10 on a laptop and can't figure out why the Power Off feature is missing in the Xfce Power Manager. Both in battery and a/c modes the options for "when lid is closed" read Suspend, Hibernate, LockScreen and Nothing.
I'd just like the machine to turn off when I close the lid. Must be an option somewhere to enable this???
...in /etc/systemd/logind.conf. You'll need to reboot for this to take effect.
Systemd integration in Xubuntu 13.10 now also handles lid actions.
Thanks. That works.
Any idea why it isn't in the powermanger applet? I know it was in earlier versions.
To be honest, I don't ever recall the shutdown option existing in xfce4-power-manager, but I'll take your word for it.
What I do know is that the version of xfce4-power-manager shipping with 13.10 hasn't yet been patched to work properly with systemd. I believe these changes will land in 14.04.
Although Ubuntu doesn't directly use systemd, there has been some integration. This came to a head in 13.10 with respect to lid management because both xfce4-power-manager and systemd are managing lid and power actions. Issues such as double-suspends and the one you are experiencing seem to be the most common issues. Hopefully this all gets sorted out properly in 14.04.
I know than on 12.04 there was an option. What I don't know (and the disk is wiped) if that was an xfce or gnome power manger. Mind you, it didn't work half the time ... so it wasn't the greatest option
I don't have that option on my system. Mint 14 XFCE, based on Ubuntu. Can't remember which version number, 12.04 I thought, but it might be 12.10, I suppose; Quantal something if that helps.
xfce-power-manager 1.2.0. Not sure what version of systemd; I forgot to check when computer was running. Doesn't boot every time, hard drive is flaky, display extremely red-tinted even on initial screen when turned on (old, been dropped a few times, several Winters with old kerosene heater, and it's 43°F in here right now, IDK, screen looked less red last time I got it to work).
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My apologies! The laptop I'd been playing with was actually running Ubuntu 11.04. No xfce at all. Just booted it with the old disk in a USB adaptor to double check things.
But, the power manager does have <shutdown> as an option. I guess is from the old days when gnome actually gave folks more than one option