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Old 10-19-2009, 09:42 AM   #1
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Skipped shutdown messages in Arch/Fedora/RHEL


Recently I have come to a realization that I observe the following wierd behavior quite often, and I wonder have anyone of you guys seen it as well?
So, the thing is that when I shutdown my Arch Linux box, very rarely the shutdown messages are skipped, only the "initiating shutdown" is shown and, after a delay, "power off" and the system shuts down properly. I have also seen a lot of these cases under Fedora 8 (on the same laptop). On Arch I boot into runlevel 3, no gdm/slim/xdm/...; on F8 I used gdm. The remarkable thing, which I failed to investigate, though, was the REGULAR occurence under RHEL5, when I downgraded bash from F8's rpm to the native EL5, so basically, I have never seen shutdown messages from services on that machine anymore...

Thanx in advance,
Old 10-20-2009, 01:50 AM   #2
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Wow... I thought I was the only one... I also don't use a Display Manager. And my shutdown messages are intermittent. I start into tty7 through rc.local on my Arch box, and local.start on my Funtoo box. I dont like DM's at all, I had issue's with Slim and Gdm, so I quit using them.


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