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Old 04-27-2003, 05:47 PM   #1
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how to shutdown my computer


how would i shutdown my computer in the unix prompt? i tried shutdown now and /sbin/poweroff but it apperantly does not turn off my cpu by itself and i have to click my power button on my computer manually... in windows it did it by itself.. i am just wondering if there is a way to turn it off without me manually doing it.. any suggestions?.. thnx!
 
Old 04-27-2003, 05:49 PM   #2
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try
shutdown -h now
shuts mine down every time

HTH
Ian
 
Old 04-27-2003, 06:00 PM   #3
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thnx bud... i'll try that =)
 
Old 04-27-2003, 09:08 PM   #4
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if that doesnt work firs use chmod 7755 /sbin/shutdown then shutdown -h now but with chmod 7755 /sbin/shutdown you give permission to all users
 
Old 04-27-2003, 09:18 PM   #5
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shutdown -h now puts my system in run level 1 which is maintenance mode and does not shutdown my computer. I always use the simple command halt and that shuts everything down.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 11:58 PM   #6
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Check to see if the APM module is loaded.
 
Old 04-28-2003, 12:05 AM   #7
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how would i check that?
 
Old 04-28-2003, 12:17 AM   #8
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With 'lsmod', if it's not there load it with 'modprobe apm', then try the 'halt' command (all as root).
 
Old 04-28-2003, 04:09 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by nakkaya
if that doesnt work firs use chmod 7755 /sbin/shutdown then shutdown -h now but with chmod 7755 /sbin/shutdown you give permission to all users
You want to give all users permission to shutdown your computer?

*sigh*
 
Old 04-28-2003, 08:53 AM   #10
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I dont know if I would give all users permission to shutdown you system.
 
Old 04-28-2003, 10:07 AM   #11
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the chmod thing didnt work... it said some stuff and then said Power Down. and it was on that screen for a while but did not shut down itself so i'll try the modprobe apm... =)
 
Old 04-28-2003, 12:35 PM   #12
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Edit /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and uncomment(remove hash mark/pound sign) from the line:

/sbin/modprobe apm

Save the file then run that exact command as root:

# /sbin/modprobe apm

Now you should be able to issue a 'shutdown -h now' command and computer will power-off by itself.
 
Old 04-30-2003, 04:03 AM   #13
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How about compile your kernel to support ACPI?
 
Old 04-30-2003, 09:19 AM   #14
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Halt works great for me.
xp/mdk9.1
 
  


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