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Old 09-14-2002, 03:21 PM   #1
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really stupid question


how do i shut down? i just upgraded to mandrake 9.0 and am using the new kde but i can find no option to shut down only lock-screen and logout under my start applications button i feel really stupid right now
 
Old 09-14-2002, 03:35 PM   #2
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Well you could logout into the console and type:
shutdown -h now
or
poweroff
Good Luck!
 
Old 09-14-2002, 03:41 PM   #3
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Or "halt"
 
Old 09-14-2002, 03:57 PM   #4
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thanks for that it works but is there an easier way? so that i can do it without taking the time to exit kde? besides going into the (konsole - super user - (terminal program))
 
Old 09-14-2002, 04:08 PM   #5
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well when I first installed KDE I too searched for a faster way but couldn't find one But you know what? You can try to not push the logout button because it takes up much more time. You can just press ctrl+alt+backspace and it's a matter of seconds and you'll be in the console
 
Old 09-14-2002, 09:11 PM   #6
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I'm not sure if it's SuSE specific, but if I click on my "logout" button. I get one of three options. Login as a different user, Turn off computer, or Restart computer. I found this very easy and "quick". But what is the big rush to shutdown ASAP?
 
Old 09-14-2002, 11:54 PM   #7
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When you press CTRL ALT DELETE your system probably reboots, you can change that to shutdown if that's better suiting for your situation. The entry should be in /etc/inittab and look for the keybinding for CTRL ALT DELETE and change to sequence to be something like:
shutdown -h now

Then you can go ahead and do the easiest thing... A 3 fingered salute.

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Old 09-15-2002, 12:02 AM   #8
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I think the "problem" lies in the way security is configured, if it is set to high/paranoid you won't get the shutdown option nor in KDE/GNOME nor in KDM/GDM/XDM. Mandrake tends to make you to hunt down various ways around it. Set security to medium and you are given all the options you need.
 
Old 09-15-2002, 02:36 PM   #9
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how do i edit my /etc/innitab ? when i open it through home i cant change anything...
 
Old 09-15-2002, 03:07 PM   #10
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You gotta be root to edit this file.
 
Old 09-16-2002, 08:30 AM   #11
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And if you are saying you are just clicking the file, and it opens inside konqueror, this is <usually> a view only app. You should right click on the file itself, and choose a program to open it with, like kwrite <Advanced Text Editor>.

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Old 09-16-2002, 12:58 PM   #12
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You can setup the LOGOUT button in KDE to shutdown your PC
Go to Control Center and find such option there, it really exists
 
Old 09-16-2002, 03:37 PM   #13
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The real nerdy way of shuting down is runnig "init 0" as root
 
  


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