I'm running Linux Mint 18.3 on an Acer Swift 3 laptop. My OS doesn't recognize when I press the power button on my laptop.

Here's what I've checked:

  • acpi and acpi-support are installed per this answer.
  • I've tried monitoring for input of the button with xev, but it doesn't register anything when I press it.
  • xinput lists the following devices:

    ⎡ Virtual core pointer                          id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
    ⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
    ⎜   ↳ SYNA7DB5:00 06CB:7DB7 Touchpad            id=9    [slave  pointer  (2)]
    ⎣ Virtual core keyboard                         id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
        ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard               id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
        ↳ Video Bus                                 id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
        ↳ Power Button                              id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
        ↳ Sleep Button                              id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
        ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]
        ↳ Acer WMI hotkeys                          id=11   [slave  keyboard (3)]
        ↳ HD WebCam: HD WebCam                      id=12   [slave  keyboard (3)]

Is there a way to get my OS to recognize when the power button gets pressed?

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  • Chances are this laptop was not tested by kernel developers, and you may get lucky if you submit a kernel bug report. – ajeh May 17 '18 at 0:36

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