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Old 12-28-2004, 10:08 AM   #1
Kelean
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shutdown/powerdown in slack 10.0


I have installed Slack 10.0 and have configured my scroll mouse, boot to X login, and most other things i need. One problem I am running into is that I can't shutdown from login boot splash. If i hit ctrl-alt-del it cycles back to the login splash screen. I tried to go to another trrminal but all I get is a blinking curser. Did i lose or change something when I edited my conf files.

Any help will be very apreiated.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 10:17 AM   #2
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DId you try all of your other terminals? At least some of the others should work (F2-F12) but maybe not all of them. Are you trying to shut down before logging in, at the actual login screen? Under the System menu there should be a shut down option but I can't say for sure at this moment...
You can alter which terminals are available to use (Ctrl-Alt-F2 - F12) in the /etc/inittab file if I'm not mistaken. Go through that file looking for the 'tty' entries. You may only have 6-12 available right now or something like that.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 10:32 AM   #3
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As root, run gdmconfig. On the security tab, check the show actions menu.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 11:47 AM   #4
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You can also change alt-ctl-del to mean halt, it is currently set to reboot.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 04:57 PM   #5
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Thank you G2nu, that is what i was looking for. Now I can logout completely out of Linux.

Vincent_Vega, I checked my /ect/inittab file and found out I only have login terminal #6 that is available there is a statement ant the end of the file that confirms it. Here it the end of the file.

Runlevel 4 used to be for an X window only system, until we discovered
# that it throws init into a loop that keeps your load avg at least 1 all
# the time. Thus, there is now one getty opened on tty6. Hopefully no one
# will notice. ;^)
# It might not be bad to have one text console anyway, in case something.

I am not sure if it really matters but I guess as long as i have one terminal if X screws up ill be ok. Thank you for the information.

Kev.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 06:02 PM   #6
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No problem. You can add another terminal too in case you ever feel the urge to run two X environments at the same time. From a new terminal:
startx -- :2
will begin a completely new one in the second terminal (F8). Just a little FYI.
 
  


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