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Bug 1798 - shutdown -h now from an xterm locks system up mid shutdown
shutdown -h now from an xterm locks system up mid shutdown
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: SysVinit (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-03-25 16:54 EST by Adrian Likins
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-14 15:49:41 EDT
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Description Adrian Likins 1999-03-25 16:54:38 EST
Trying to issue the command:

	shutdown -h now

	From an xterm, particularly when in run level 5, causes the
shutdown to stop just after issueing the
shutdown message. At that point, the shutdown appears to
stop, while the machine seems vaguely responsive (numlock
works, changing vc's works) but there is no way to force the
shutdown to continue, or to abort it. ctrl-alt-delete
appears to be ignored.

seen on several support tickets in 5.2, and duplicated
on a p100, 32meg, s3 vision 968 vid card (apu) running 5.9.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-10 13:03:59 EDT
can you still reproduce this in 6.0?
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-05-12 14:08:59 EDT
The output of chkconfig --list might be useful in diagnosing this.

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