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TrashCanMan 07-13-2003 01:40 PM

Nice and easy Noob question
Laugh all you like guys!

What is the correct way to shutdown a Mandrake Linux box while running KDE? GNOME's got a Shutdown option, but I can't find one in KDE anywhere!!!

Jeez, I'm gonna get ridiculed now!!!!


Poetics 07-13-2003 01:41 PM

Are you booting directly into KDE or do you go to the command-line first? If you're doing the command-line, drop out of KDE and type "shutdown -h now" as root

TrashCanMan 07-13-2003 01:45 PM

I run it so it boots directly into KDE. Would the "shutdown -h now" work from a root terminal?

JayCnrs 07-13-2003 01:45 PM

You are probably using gdm as the login manager, so you will have to go to logout in the KDE menu and then when your graphical login comes up look for a menu that says systems or something along those lines and then click on shutdown.

Good Luck :)

TrashCanMan 07-13-2003 01:48 PM

Ah, well that was kind of the first thing i tried. It doesn't drop back in to the GUI, it goes to a username/password term. I have to enter the wrong password a couple of times to get to the GUI and then shut down. Yikes?

Poetics 07-13-2003 01:48 PM

Running "shutdown" from within KDE (IIRC) doesn't work (with good reason, say I), though as JayCnrs has said, try logging off and seeing where it drops you to ;)

Edit: You're not logging into KDE as root, are you. No? Good. I believe root has a command to shutdown (from the K Menu), though it can be enabled for other users as well. Play around in the K-Panel maybe (I'm a CLI guy myself)?

emetib 07-13-2003 02:04 PM

just open up a console and type halt

you can make a shortcut if you want, right click on the bg, creat new, link to application. for the execute, halt. then drag it to your panel and delete the one on the desktop.


vapor 07-13-2003 06:48 PM

if ur having a problem getting from console mode to graphial.... ctrl+alt+F7

Poetics 07-13-2003 07:46 PM

emetib, if I'm not mistaken, isn't "halt" just a default alias to "shutdown -h now" ?

TrashCanMan 07-14-2003 12:09 PM

Thanks guys, Got it sorted. Weird tho - "shutdown -h now" doesn't work from Konsole (or whatever) but "halt" works a treat!

This forum is awesome. I'm used to the windows forums where if you're not elite, your not replied to.

Thanks again folks


meeshka 07-21-2003 01:16 AM

You should just be able to go to the K menu and setect 'Logout'.

You should then have the options to shutdown, reboot or log in as a different user.

If you only have the option to log in as a different user, then you are using the Gnome Display Manager at startup. If all you want the shutdown options in KDE, you need to use the KDE Display Manager.

To do this add the following line to you /etc/sysconfig/dektop file:


Then restart your computer. When you get back into KDE, you should have the shutdown, reboot options when you select log off.

JZL240I-U 07-21-2003 08:47 AM

I don't understand at all. You have certainly somewhere a little symbol (red, with a vertical dash) which brings you into the shutdown mode. Can be found in the lower quickstart menu or when you click the "K" button in the lowermost line ...

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