Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#2179 closed enhancement (invalid)

Shut down system/computer.

Reported by: meanwhile Owned by: axeld
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: - General Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

Perhaps it's more convenient during Haiku's present development phase (making this enhancement request invalid), but having the computer shut down upon choosing 'Shut Down...' from the Deskbar menu, is IMHO more user friendly than having just the OS shut down, with the user then having to reach for the on/off switch to turn off his computer.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by bipolar

When APM is enabled it does shuts the computer down, at least in my machine (albeit I get weirds KDL's, double page fault, after a few minutes of inactivity in that case, I will file a bug about that once I make sure it is not due to a corrupt BFS volume).

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by meanwhile

Hmm, it's just that on the same machine that runs Haiku, a BeOS Max (v4b1) install shuts down the computer upon choosing 'Shut Down'. But maybe a 3rd party app. does that...I don't have any plain BeOS hrev5 installed at the moment to check this theory. (The computer's BIOS doesn't have APM options, BTW.)

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 11 years ago by jackburton

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Replying to meanwhile:

Hmm, it's just that on the same machine that runs Haiku, a BeOS Max (v4b1) install shuts down the computer upon choosing 'Shut Down'. But maybe a 3rd party app. does that...I don't have any plain BeOS hrev5 installed at the moment to check this theory. (The computer's BIOS doesn't have APM options, BTW.)

He's talking about enabling apm in the kernel configuration, not in the bios. Check /home/config/settings/kernel/drivers/kernel.

BeOS Max clearly has it enabled by default.

Marking this as invalid, although maybe we should enable apm by default.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by meanwhile

Thanks, removed the '#' and it works now. If it doesn't matter technically, I think it serves Haiku's userfriendlyness if apm was enabled by default...

comment:5 in reply to:  4 Changed 11 years ago by jackburton

Replying to meanwhile:

Thanks, removed the '#' and it works now. If it doesn't matter technically, I think it serves Haiku's userfriendlyness if apm was enabled by default...

Yes, I agree. Although maybe it's disabled because of problems: for example, until some time ago, the kernel panicked after a while, at least here, with apm enabled.

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by pieterpan

Enabling it by default would bring problems with apm to light more quickly. So I think if it doesn't have any obvious issues it should be enabled. Has anyone tested it lately? I wanted to test it today, but unfortunately my laptop no longer boots haiku. Will file a ticket.

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