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I know i might ask alot of questions, but i'm just started using Debian, you know. How do you shut down the pc? I can find a Logout... button in ...
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    How do you shut down the pc?


    I know i might ask alot of questions, but i'm just started using Debian, you know.
    How do you shut down the pc? I can find a Logout... button in the KDE-Launch-menu, but not any shutdown buttons. Then i use Logout... it goes back to the black/white place there you can type things. I tried typing shutdown in that field, and then came up a big list of shutdown-types: "-a Use a quick shutdown" "-F Halt is a shutdown" and alot of other things. I then tried typing -A but it just said "bash: -a: is not a command" And it said that with every -letter i tried.
    Now what should i do? If i just use the power-off-button in the black/white place (DOS, isn't it called that?) and i then start it up again, it haven't saved any of the things that i have done so far, and that might be because it ain't shutting down correctly.

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    Try typing this:

    shutdown -h now

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    You can al use the command halt

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    Thank you guys, i found out.

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    Ctrl + Alt + Del seems to work for me (even though it reboots)...
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    The man page for shutdown will give you a number of options.

    shutdown must be executed by root

    ctl-alt-del will usually shut down your computer but can be disabled if you don't want a regular user to shut down your linux system. The power switch would have to be disabled in that case.

    I know it is a pain in the neck when one of my kids shut down my computer when I was compiling a long project.

    I once lost a lot of work when little Jeffrey thought the red button was interesting and gave it a push at the wrong time.

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    i can also use 'poweroff' which is the same as 'shutdown -h now'

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    I press the power button - nice and easy . I enabled ACPI
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    ...or just keep it running (after all, it's all build on a very stable server system)

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    Re: How do you shut down the pc?

    Quote Originally Posted by Okay123
    How do you shut down the pc?
    How do I shut down the PC?

    Code:
    shutdown -r now

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