9.1 Proposal: shutdown menu
pgf at laptop.org
pgf at laptop.org
Wed Oct 22 14:16:51 EDT 2008
> In the old builds I could initiate a shutdown and close the lid and the
> XO just finished the shutdown.
> In the new builds when I close the lid the shutdown halts because of
> suspend (I think, can be mistaken). Could it be a little bit more clever
> about when to suspend? Or is it what you are referring with "(this will
> need to interact with lid-close in a sensible manner.)"?
yes -- that's one case. the other i was thinking of was
if the "suspend in 5 seconds" thing were implemented, then you
don't want lid-close to preempt that in a way that caused
the "5 second delay followed by suspend" to complete _after_
you've closed, and later reopened, the lid -- you'll suspend
right after opening up.
> pgf at laptop.org wrote:
> > this feature has been discussed on the list(s) earlier, but i'm not
> > sure of its status. i'd like to make sure it gets on the table.
> > (and it just came up in dan's ethiopian report.)
> > currently it is much easier to "crash" the laptop (by holding the
> > power button down) than it is to shut it down cleanly. while the
> > journalled filesystem (currently) can recover from this on the
> > next boot, application writes in progress might not.
> > pushing the power button on the laptop should present a menu or dialog
> > allowing shutdown. as a strawman UI, the pushing the button should
> > result in a simple dialog that looks like:
> > The laptop will suspend in 5 seconds.
> > Shutdown | Suspend Now | Cancel
> > (this will need to interact with lid-close in a sensible manner.)
> > paul
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> > paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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