Why doesn't Turn Off The Computer turn off the computer?
mfitzgerald at pacific.net.au
Tue Mar 21 20:13:25 UTC 2006
On 22/03/2006, at 3:23 AM, regnans at gmail.com wrote:
> Malcolm Fitzgerald wrote:
>> When I log out and select "Turn off the computer" it shuts down the
>> system and leaves the machinery running, displaying this message:
>> "The operating system has halted.
>> Please press any key to reboot."
> I figure you use kdm as Display Manager, because "Turn off the
> is what is offers as a choice when you select "Shutdown".
> To set it up properly, run kcontrol, select "System Administration",
> then "Login Manager", then "Shutdown". Go into Administrator Mode and
> correct the command for "Halt" to "/sbin/halt -p".
Yes, it was simply a matter of issuing the -p switch
thank you Helge, for spotting the kdm reference and giving the easiest
method for fixing the problem
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