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Old 01-15-2004, 09:48 PM   #1
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2 quick newbie questions... 1. to shutdown in slack, how are you supposed to do it? i logout and su then telinit 6 or 0... and 2. when i do shut down, my computer shows the message shutting down, but it doesnt really turn off, i have to hold the power button untill its off...
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but it doesnt really turn off, i have to hold the power button untill its off...
That behaviour is determined by the APM/ACPI
set-up of your machine ... have a search on the
forums ;)

As for the shutdown ... I usually do
su -c halt

Old 01-16-2004, 12:17 AM   #3
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Also, if you boot straight into X, or otherwise find yourself using kdm or gdm, you can shutdown from there. More info on this subject can also be found by searching the forums...
Old 01-16-2004, 01:20 AM   #4
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2 things you need to do for shutdown:

1) add;


to your append line in the Slackware stanza in lilo.conf - ie for example

append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=off quiet apm=power-off"

then type


to make the changes take effect - then use


as root user or if you're using KDM you'll get the normal gui option.

2) Uncomment this line in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

#/sbin/modprobe apm


/sbin/modprobe apm

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