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Old 08-02-2007, 01:37 PM   #1
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Can't Shutdown Computer!

Hey again, I'm having some serious trouble here.
This is how it happened.
I had Slackware11 until yesterday, today I installed Slackware12, and everything was fine until I tried to shutdown my computer with poweroff (as I used to) and it said that I had to be root, which is obvious, so I logged in as root, but when I tried again it kept saying that I had to be root!!
So I really don't know what to do.
I hope someone can help me, well, I'll be here until I get some answer (LOL).
Old 08-02-2007, 03:24 PM   #2
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What happens if you try 'shutdown -h now'?
Old 08-02-2007, 10:00 PM   #3
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logout ,then login as root..remember,don't use "su" to login as root...
then have a try ..good luck!^_^
Old 08-02-2007, 10:53 PM   #4
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shutdown -h now says the same thing, and i already tried logging as root.
Old 08-03-2007, 01:29 PM   #5
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I fixed the issue.
As always in linux, the problem was between the keyboard and the chair. I was triying to give user permissions to execue poweroff, but I mistyped the permission numbers =).
Thanks anyway!


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