Can I use power button to shutdown?


#1

Just build my new picade, its great!

Now can I use the console power button to safely shutdown the pi directly from retropie?

Or is that just for powering it on?

Do I still need to shut down via the start button menu?

Thanks.


#2

There is no need to use the start button menu, the power button safely shuts down the Picade.


#3

Are you sure? Tried the power button a couple of times to shut it down and the system did a file system checking when booting again in both occasions.


#4

Yes I am pretty sure, when I hit the power button it closes Emulation Station stops all the services and then powers down just like if I would use the shutdown -h command from the command line.

Powered it down 50 times at least and never had the system do a file check after rebooting.