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Occidentalis - Shutdown??
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Occidentalis - Shutdown??

by scampa123 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:43 pm

When I try to click the shutdown button in Occidentalis, the dialog pops up and I select shutdown...for a brief moment a login box appears but before I can put in a password the box disappears and the OS doesn't shutdown...

So then I select logout...This logs me out of the main OS, but on the next OS screen I click shutdown and again it won't do it...

Any ideas how I can fix this?

Thanks in advance!


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Re: Occidentalis - Shutdown??

by markofzero on Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:08 pm

I shutdown using ssh with a command like this:
sudo shutdown -h now

or, to restart:
sudo shutdown -r now

I hope this helps.

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Re: Occidentalis - Shutdown??

by tldr on Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:57 pm

you can run the console program, (LXTerminal), and use "sudo shutdown -h 0" from there.

or typing ctl-alt-f1 will get you out of the gui to a console login. log in as root and use "shutdown -h 0" or as pi or whatever user account you have set up and use "sudo shutdown -h 0".

i'm not sure about the pi but, generally, on linux you'll have 6 such logins available, using alt-fwhatever to switch between them. alt-f7 will return you to the gui.
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