> | Most systems with soft power will perform a hard powerdown if you hold
> | down the power button for a sufficiently long period of time (10 - 20
> | seconds).
> Correct ... and unfortunately it's done in hardware so you can trap it :-(
> In some applications you want to make it really hard for someone to be
> able to turn it off when a "power off" is not equivalent to "pull the
> plug" and the "pull the plug" is safer for the system due to power supply
> design.

... so rewire the power switch to the sleep button input, and set the 
sleep button action to S5.  Then hitting the "power" button will shut 
down, but holding it down forever won't force power off...

... every activity meets with opposition, everyone who acts has his
rivals and unfortunately opponents also.  But not because people want
to be opponents, rather because the tasks and relationships force
people to take different points of view.  [Dr. Fritz Todt]
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