Bug 17834 - gdm and gnome logout halt inconsistent
Summary: gdm and gnome logout halt inconsistent
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Havoc Pennington
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: 18774 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-09-25 21:13 UTC by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-11-28 15:26:32 UTC
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Description Gene Czarcinski 2000-09-25 21:13:07 UTC
Selecting "halt" from gdm results in a "poweroff"  However, selecting
"halt" on the gnome logout panel results in a halt and NO poweroff.

Comment 1 Pierre Thonne 2000-10-05 19:23:08 UTC
II've the same bug but I check further. Here are the result.

I use two laptops : a Dell latitude Cpi a366xt and a FIC DesignNote 3500
(Pentium 120Mhz).
I've made tests on the two. The two machines do same things except that the Dell
doesn't reboot when selecting a reboot in gdm, or after a 'reboot or shutdown
-r' command.

GDM menu :
- halt in the gdm menu gives a shutdown and a power off
- reboot in the gdm menu gives a shutdown and no reboot; the last 2 lines on the
screen are 
"stopping all md devices"
"system halted"

In console mode or in a xterm, the 'reboot' command power off the machine.
A 'halt' command stop the system but doesn't power off. The last 2 lines on the
screen are 
"stopping all md devices"
"system halted"
When pressing "ctrl-alt-del", the message "stopping all md devices" appears
again and then the machine power off.


Pierre Thonne

Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2000-10-13 12:59:34 UTC
*** Bug 18774 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 dkaplan 2000-11-26 20:18:08 UTC
Same problem, this time with a gateway laptop

Comment 4 weltyj 2000-11-28 14:41:24 UTC
Same problem with a compaq deskpro ep (350 Mhz Pentium II).  Previous versions
of redhat worked just fine on reboot/halt..

Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2000-11-28 15:26:30 UTC
This bug is because someone changed "shutdown -h" to not do a poweroff. Then
gdm was updated to reflect the change and the panel was not. Anyway, will get
fixed in the next version.

Comment 6 Elliot Lee 2001-01-30 19:18:02 UTC
gnome-session currently calls /usr/bin/poweroff, so it should theoretically Work
Fine. The rebootfix patch makes this change (someone has edited the rebootfix
patch since 7.0).

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