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Old 02-10-2008, 11:23 PM   #1
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help:cannot poweroff

i cannot poweroff from fedora7
when i select system>shutdown
the screen gets distored like
half of the screen with wallpaper
and half with distored colors etc
i wait for 5 minutes but screen remains
like that didnt shutdown

i install ati driver, it installed
succesfully and also i changed the
default runlevel in inittab from 3 to 5.

Help me
Old 02-10-2008, 11:57 PM   #2
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Does this happen in single user mode, ie console mode?
What happens when you shutdown X (using <ctl-alt-backspace>)?
Old 02-11-2008, 09:47 AM   #3
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also try entering the command "poweroff" at the command line. You made need to supply the root password or su or sudo.
Old 02-11-2008, 09:49 AM   #4
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U can try from the command line with the user root
"shutdown -h now"


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