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Old 06-21-2007, 06:00 AM   #1
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Angry How to shutdown

Hi guys,

I am new to LINUX and have just installed FEDORA 6 (Fedora 7 didn't want to instal) and when starting it up I could find no means of shutting down.

1) what is the regular way to shutdown from LINUX
2) is there any LINUX tutorial explaining the basics, such as this one?

Thanks for your kind assistance

Old 06-21-2007, 06:12 AM   #2
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From the cmd line as root:
or from the GUI it's under menu System/Shut down

Edit: Try reading this :

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Old 06-21-2007, 06:15 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome.

Shutdown is usually achived using commands such as shutdown or poweroff as root. These commands usually point to /sbin/halt so you could alternatively use command such as
# halt -p
instead of poweroff.

If the shutdown sequence stops before the end (such as with message "powering down...") then you need to configure your power management. Two most used solutions are APM (advanced power management) and it's successor ACPI (advanced configuration and power interface). I myself prefer apm since it seems more basic and simplier for me. You could try modifing your /etc/rc.d/rc.modules (actually I have no idea what startup system Fedora uses so it might not be there) and uncomment the # before apm. That will load apm every time the computer starts. If you'd like to activate apm right away, you should use the command
# modprobe apm
Also use the command "man" to find out more about stuff. For example in that case both
$ man halt
$ man apm
would be useful to you.

I'm not behind my Linux box right now and I'm rather new myself so there might be some mistakes or inconsitencies, if there are, let me know. Someone else will probably explain you more, this is what I know.

fakeedit: Well chrism01 basically already explained everything : D

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Old 06-21-2007, 01:07 PM   #4
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That shutdown command never worked for me. It always says going into maintenance mode. I always use init 0
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halt in root console works just about in every distro as far as I can tell.

However in Fedora Core 6 desktop it is just clicking


"shut down..."


"shut down" again

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Old 06-22-2007, 09:36 AM   #6
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Shutting down linux

Originally Posted by gregorian
That shutdown command never worked for me. It always says going into maintenance mode. I always use init 0

Shutdown alone will not work
you need to do shudown -h <specify time in secs OR just type now> => shutdown -h now


shut, shutdown

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