On my Sun keyboard, the top-rightmost key (with a moon image, right above the keypad) shuts down my computer. I'd like it not to, as I hit it by mistake now and then.
/etc/default/keyboard, I only have
XKBMODEL="inspiron" XKBLAYOUT="us" XKBVARIANT="" XKBOPTIONS="compose:lwin,terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
showkey, for this key, I get
kb mode was UNICODE [ if you are trying this under X, it might not work since the X server is also reading /dev/console ] press any key (program terminates 10s after last keypress)... keycode 28 release keycode 116 press keycode 116 release caught signal 1, cleaning up...
So the key is identified as 116 by showkey.
EDIT (in response to Mr. Szabo below)
So, there are two keys involved here: The key I describe above (on my Sun keyboard), and the power button on my laptop hull. However, the computer seems to interpret those keys equivalently.
I'd like the button on my laptop to work as as power button, as then, I can turn off my computer without having to type the super user password after
However, I don't like the keyboard key to work this way, as it is next to the volume control, and above the numpad; it is easy to hit it by mistake.
I do have
acpid - but the empty files
/etc/acpid/events/ did not have any affect; as for the script you mention, I don't have it.
But, by renaming
/etc/rc2.d/S15acpid so it won't run (i.e., lowercasing the initial
S), neither key will reboot the computer. And I guess that's a fall forward as I prefer typing the super user keyword to accidentally shutting down my computer.