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Old 11-09-2004, 01:00 AM   #1
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How to shutdown on Mandrake 10?


Hi all,

I've just recently installed Mandrake 10, but I have a little problem shutting it down. In the start menu (the 'Star'), theres no shut down command but Logout? How do I shut down the system?

Many thanks,
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Old 11-09-2004, 01:18 AM   #2
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You can always open a console and enter shutdown -h now for a halt, or shutdown -r now for a reboot
 
Old 11-09-2004, 01:25 AM   #3
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note: Whilst root
 
Old 11-09-2004, 01:25 AM   #4
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Hmm, is there any other way to shutdown instead of bringing up the console?
 
Old 11-09-2004, 01:30 AM   #5
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Simply ALT-click an empty part of the Desktop.
Select Logout
A dialog box will pop up
You can choose from:

End session only
Turn off Computer
Restart Computer


Then click OK or Cancel

If you select the Turn off Computer option, Linux will shut down the computer if Soft Off is supported, or tell you when it is safe to turn the computer off otherwise.

HTH,
 
Old 11-09-2004, 01:30 AM   #6
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create a desktop shortcut to a shell script (in KDE) that has "shutdown -r now" in it, then use drakperm to change the permisions of /sbin/shutdown (simply using chmod won't work, bcoz "msec" will set it back again). Then open menudrake and move the shorcut to it and label it "shutdown" and u should be ok.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 01:30 AM   #7
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ctrl+alt+bkspc kills X followed by ctl+alt+del to reset.

Tho I still think the console would be quicker.

Of course you could script and sudo halt to something smaller .

What's the fear of the terminal? the terminal is your friend
 
Old 11-09-2004, 01:37 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by ernie
Simply ALT-click an empty part of the Desktop.
Select Logout
A dialog box will pop up
You can choose from:

End session only
Turn off Computer
Restart Computer


HTH,
Thats the problem,I dont have those options. Its really weird.

I'll try to reformat the HHD again.

I'll see whether it will have it the next installation.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 01:42 AM   #9
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This isn't windows, there's no need to format over such a trivial matter!
 
Old 11-09-2004, 04:31 AM   #10
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Hmm, its weird, when I reformatted it, a different login logo comes up with reboot and halt, but those buttons arent enabled for some reason. Eventho I log off, I still cant click on those buttons.Weird....
 
Old 11-09-2004, 04:33 AM   #11
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You shouldn't be able to poweroff or reboot a system as a normal user anyway.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 04:55 AM   #12
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You'll need to enable those choices from the KDE control center under Login Manager.

After doing that they will become available.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 04:56 AM   #13
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I hope you didn't really go ahead and reformat? (unless it's a clean install anyway)
 
Old 11-09-2004, 06:31 AM   #14
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Yes, I got it.

Thanks for the advise opjose.

Nah, I didnt reformat everything ror.

By the way, anyone knows how to set up a web server on mandrake 10?

I will post a new thread about it now.

Cheers,
Spyiish
 
  


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