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Old 09-16-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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Shut down Puppy Linux 4.20 from command line or keyboard shortcut without freezing

I usually use Ubuntu and am able to shutdown from the command line.

In Puppy I am able to reboot from a keyboard shortcut, but using a CLI "shutdown now" or "halt" results in the desktop freezing, and then I am forced to power off the computer manually.

I realize there is a GUI that will allow me to do this, but would like to do it from xterm or rxvt or a keyboard shortcut.

Any help would be appreciated.

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try shutdown -h now
Old 09-18-2009, 12:27 PM   #3
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re: Shutdown Puppy from command line

Originally Posted by linus72 View Post
try shutdown -h now
Thanks. shutdown caused the little gui to come up. poweroff froze the screen.


halt, puppy4, shutdown

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