Archive for November, 2011

Disabling suspend and hibernate on Fedora 16

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

One somewhat annoying change in Gnome 3 is the fact that Power Off is not exposed to the end-user unless suspend and hibernate are not available. If suspend does not work for some reason (buggy hardware), there is no easy way to disable it.

Recently suggestions to edit /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.upower.policy have started circulating the blogosphere.

Unfortunately editing anything under /usr/share is a bad idea: the changes will be silently overwritten by the next package update (upower for this particular file).

Thus we need something more permanent.