Shutdown my pc

Donald J. O'Neill donaldj1066 at
Mon Dec 6 11:53:44 PST 2004

On Monday 06 December 2004 09:52 am, Guillaume R. wrote:
> Hi all!
> I've got a little problem on my new pc:I can't shutdown it
> correctly that is to say: i ran shutdown -h now (in root of
> course) it comes to shutdown and then I've got a blackscreen with
> some snow on it (soon christmas???) and to really shutdown the pc
> I've got to use the power button (which is not good at all :/)
> The worst:I have not  my virtuals consoles (any of it) when X is
> running I ran a freebsd 5.3 with a GeForce FX5650 I use the
> driver from (nv) coz the nvidia driver makes my pc reboot
> If anyone could help will be great :)

shutdown -h just halts the computer, and you will have to use the 
power button to turn off the computer.

try shutdown -p, that should be what you're looking for.


Donald J. O'Neill
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