fedora-list Digest, Vol 27, Issue 211
akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Thu May 18 14:01:59 UTC 2006
On Wed, 2006-05-17 at 22:53 -0400, Stanley A. Klein wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-05-17 at 10:23 -0400, Aaron Konstam
> <akonstam at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > ----------------------------
> > Message: 6
> > Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 08:26:17 -0500
> > From: Aaron Konstam <akonstam at sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: How do I get my disk powered down gracefully on my
> > desktop during system shutdown
> > To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list at redhat.com>
> > Message-ID: <1147872377.2722.1.camel at vulcan>
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> > On Tue, 2006-05-16 at 17:18 -0500, sklein at cpcug.org wrote:
> > > Under FC5 the shutdown process now gracefully powers down my laptop disk
> > > as the last step during shutdown of the laptop. However, this is not
> > > happening with my desktop, where the disk does not gracefully power down
> > > during shutdown. How do I get the desktop disk to gracefully power down
> > > as its last shutdown step?
> > >
> > >
> > > Stan Klein
> > I am not sure what you mean. On the desktop exactly what happens when you shutdown?
> > Does it power down? What does gracefully power down mean?
> > >
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> > Aaron Konstam <akonstam at sbcglobal.net>
> Gracefully is what the -h option of poweroff appears to do. It shuts
> down the drive before shutting down all power. Right now, a shutdown
> kills all power, and I can hear the drive spin down after the power goes
> off. On my dual-boot laptop, until FC5, I had to reboot into Windows to
> get a graceful shutdown.
Acording to the man page -h causes what you want to do in run level 3
and 5. I don't know why it doesnot work for you.
> Now the question is how to edit the menu to get the dialogue when I do a
> non-graphical (run level 3) boot and bring up X by entering startx,
> versus doing a run level 5 boot directly into X. It turns out the menus
> you get are different and I need to fix it.
In FC5 if you type ctl-alt-delete while in gui mode you get the old
logout window that allows you to save the session.
Also system->preferneces-> othe preferences->session will allow you to
> I needed to set up the non-graphical boot because my laptop has an
> Nvidia display and they recommend changing the boot to run level 3.
> Stan Klein
I don't know who they are and I have not done this in FC5 up through FC4 you could into run level 5 with nvidia drivers.
Aaron Konstam <akonstam at sbcglobal.net>
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