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Old 02-12-2008, 04:23 AM   #1
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shutdown problem

Dear Linux experts,

When I reboot (usershutdown -r "now") or shutdown (usershutdown -h "now") my new linux box, immediately after issuing the command the screen goes blank.

The shutdown process is running, but I can't see any of the messages.

I use Slackware 12.

Please advise what to do.

Last edited by texuser74; 02-12-2008 at 04:32 AM. Reason: more info
Old 02-12-2008, 09:25 PM   #2
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Are you booting into runlevel 3?

Some video drivers don't release the hardware cleanly, and won't display the shutdown messages if you booted directly into X. I have had this happen on Nvidia cards under Slackware myself.
Old 02-13-2008, 08:36 PM   #3
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Hi, thanks for your reply.

I am booting with runlevel 4.


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