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Old 10-28-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
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Shutdown and power off

Some PCs will auto power off when clicked "shut down" from MS Windows.

Is there a similar thing for a Linux server ?

Does a command such as
shutdown -h now
include power off too ?

Or is there another command that I am not aware of ?

Besides there is another shutdown command call "halt". Which is the safest shutdown command ?

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I always use shutdown -h now and it has always work fine for me. Don't see where it should make of a difference in server environment.
Old 11-02-2006, 09:40 AM   #3
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I always use "halt -p" it shuts down and powers off my pc very fast.
Old 11-02-2006, 12:58 PM   #4
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There are different commands and different switches for them.
Issue and read "man shutdown" and "man halt" in a terminal.

Your Linux distribution (what is it?) may or may not have a
script, such as ours has, to shutdown your box.
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I could be wrong, but I believe the automatic power off is an ACPI feature and so requires the ACPI button module enabled in the kernel. Mine never powered itself off until I included that module in my kernel.


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