I have KVM installed and working on my Debian 7.1 host with two Debian 7.1 guests and some Windows XP guests. When I shutdown using the command 'virsh shutdown ' or hitting the shutdown button in virt-manager the Debian guests go into pmsuspended state.
The only way I can properly shutdown is to ssh into those guests and type the 'shutdown -h now' command.
On both debian guests I have these packages installed and running:
ii acpi 1.6-1 amd64 displays information on ACPI devices ii acpi-fakekey 0.140-5 amd64 tool to generate fake key events ii acpi-support 0.140-5 all scripts for handling many ACPI events ii acpi-support-base 0.140-5 all scripts for handling base ACPI events such as the power button ii acpid 1:2.0.16-1+deb7u1 amd64 Advanced Configuration and Power Interface event daemon
Here is the events of my acpid on my debian guest:
:/etc/acpi/events$ cat powerbtn-acpi-support event=button[ /]power action=/etc/acpi/powerbtn-acpi-support.sh
#!/bin/sh # This script initiates a shutdown when the power putton has been # pressed. Loosely based on the sample that ships with the acpid package. # If the acpid sample is present as a real config file (as it was in earlier # versions of acpid), we skip this script. (Purging and reinstalling acpid # resolves this situation, or simply deleting /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn.) if [ -f /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn -o -f /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn.dpkg-bak ] ; then logger Acpi-support not handling power button, acpid handler exists at /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn or /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn.dpkg-bak. exit 0 fi [ -e /usr/share/acpi-support/policy-funcs ] || exit 0 . /usr/share/acpi-support/policy-funcs if CheckPolicy; then exit 0 fi if [ -x /etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh ] ; then # Compatibility with old config script from acpid package /etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh elif [ -x /etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh.dpkg-bak ] ; then # Compatibility with old config script from acpid package # which is still around because it was changed by the admin /etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh.dpkg-bak else # Normal handling. /sbin/shutdown -h -P now "Power button pressed" fi