Bug 217250 - can not shutdown FC6
can not shutdown FC6
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2006-11-25 17:08 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2009-01-09 02:01 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 02:01:47 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2006-11-25 17:08:36 EST
Since FC5 and FC6 there is no clean way to shutdown the computer
from gnome when on runlevel 3.
When Fedora is on runlevel 3 - the power off icon does not work.
I managed to put it there by switching to runlevel 5,
but when X is started as startx it also does not work.

This is very annoying. Suspend/resume is often broken
and not what most people want.

This is just a disgrace of Fedora - people can not power off the
computer and write stupid scripts(executing poweroff command) to shutdown.
(search the internet for this)
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-11-26 21:58:49 EST
So this is probably because gnome-session (in gnome 2.14) and the panel (in
gnome 2.16) have switched to asking gdm to do the shut down.

We should probably fallback to the old way if gdm isn't running.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2006-11-27 14:30:54 EST
Please fix this. This is extremely annoying now,
people just can not turn the computer off
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-11-27 14:44:57 EST
I agree it should be fixed (as I mentioned in comment 1), but note this only
affects users who start at runlevel 3.  This means that the user started their
session from the command prompt.  In the same way, they can just as easily stop
there session from the command prompt. any of:
shutdown -h now
init 0
should work.
or by tapping the atx power button on the front of the computer case (which
should trigger a shutdown i believe)
or by pressing ctrl-alt-delete and shutting off after the reboot.
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2006-11-28 13:55:38 EST
To some extend I agree, but from the mentioned options:
shutdown work only for super user
halt brings the computer to the state it does not react to power button at al, 
the only way tu turn off the power then - unplug the cable.
init 0 work only for root
atx power button switches to init 0 only on 1 out of 2 computers I have,
on the remaining PC it just turns of power without init 0.
(Same problem was with the first one, but after doing some random
BIOS settings changes I manged to get the first one to properly react on power

The real option which left is poweroff and from gnome-session

Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-03-18 14:41:28 EDT

We no longer support Fedora Core 6 and I am currently trying to get my open bug
count down to a more manageable state.  I'm going to close this bug as WONTFIX.
 If this issue is still a concern for you, would you mind trying to reproduce on
a supported version of Fedora and reopening?

(this is a mass message)
Comment 6 Need Real Name 2008-03-18 15:01:37 EDT
Same thing in F8: there is no clean way to shutdown the computer
from gnome when on runlevel 3.
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