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Old 12-02-2003, 08:53 PM   #1
thorman82
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Properly shutting down


please do not laugh or ignore me... i am a noob. i know some things but... what is the proper way to shutdown?, whenever i boot my system back up it says improper shutdown and i have to configure certain hardware devices through menus before i even log in. i tried clicking shutdown from the menus that offer that choice it just brings me to the log in page right away. please help

stupid mouse...



still beats windows
 
Old 12-02-2003, 09:02 PM   #2
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which distro/desktop are you using?

imho, the best way is to login as root, and do:

# shutdown -h now

the -h means "halt." if you want to reboot, you can do:

# shutdown -r now

(or "reboot" )
 
  


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