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Old 07-27-2004, 01:14 AM   #1
ginnytwo
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Question How to turn off computer


Am running Debian. When turned on, I am automatically taken to Gnome login.

I'd like to be able to choose to login to Gnome or to a command line. Once at the command line I'd like to know how best to turn the computer off.

I'd also like to go through a "how to use linux tutorial" and stop get to the point I no longer need to ask such stupid questions.

Thank you for your support,

Ginny
 
Old 07-27-2004, 01:22 AM   #2
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I'd like to be able to choose to login to Gnome or to a command line.
edit /etc/inittab, change
Code:
id:5:initdefault:
to
Code:
id:3:initdefault:
to start gnome
Code:
startx
Quote:
Once at the command line I'd like to know how best to turn the computer off.
try
Code:
halt
-Joey
 
Old 07-27-2004, 01:31 AM   #3
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I have always used the command
poweroff
 
Old 07-27-2004, 01:34 AM   #4
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shutdown -h now

should also work
 
Old 07-27-2004, 01:39 AM   #5
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Joey.Dale and shanenin: Thanks for your amazingly quick replies.

Joey, love your post, the layout is amazing. Unfortunently I don't know how to edit any type of Linux "script". How do I edit /etc/inittab?

Thanks again,

Ginny
 
Old 07-27-2004, 01:41 AM   #6
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Re: How to turn off computer

Quote:
Originally posted by ginnytwo
I'd also like to go through a "how to use linux tutorial" and stop get to the point I no longer need to ask such stupid questions.
Go here.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 07-27-2004, 01:44 AM   #7
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use your editor that you installed when you setup the machine.

On redhat i used "vi" or "gedit" when i was lazy.

when i used gentoo i used "nano" so i would assume that debian would have something along those lines.

so essentially it looks like this:

"vi /etc/inittab"

or

"nano /etc/inittab"
 
Old 07-27-2004, 01:45 AM   #8
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debian is a pretty tough install for a beginner, would I be right to assume you had help with it?
 
Old 07-27-2004, 01:46 AM   #9
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Originally posted by ginnytwo
How do I edit /etc/inittab?
Go here ;-)

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 07-27-2004, 02:06 AM   #10
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Cerbere, shanenin, majeztic and Joey.Dale,

Thanks all.

shanenin - yes I had help; MontgomeryALU had an install fest and it was a great experience.

Joey.Dale - nice screen shot and Blog. I bookmarked them both. How do I "affero" you?

Folks like y'all make stayin' up late a pleasure. Have downloaded Cerbere's suggested manuals and will try the suggested fixes tomorrow. Gnome has gedit so I can use that as a starting place.

Like Tiny Tim said "God bless us every one."

Thanks,

Ginny
 
Old 07-27-2004, 02:13 AM   #11
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How do I "affero" you?
under this post, there is a few buttons "profile" "pm" "Email" etc one of them says affero.

also please feel free to e-mail me with any questions. My e-mail is joey.dale@elkenserver.net.

And welcome to the "real' os.
Speaking of saying up late, its 2:13AM hear and I'm having issues keeping my eyes open.

-Joey

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