Fwd: Graphical Shutdown

Casey Dahlin cjdahlin at ncsu.edu
Sat Sep 15 23:57:27 UTC 2007

Richi Plana wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-09-15 at 13:18 +0100, Jonathan Roberts wrote:
>> Not sure if this is the relevant list, but...is there any possibility
>> of F8 having a graphical shutdown? Perhaps even just a non-verbose
>> shutdown mode? It's just my humble opinion, but I find it looks ugly
>> and breaks the experience a bit...
> If I were to guess at people's responses ...
> The crowd who wanted an all-text startup complete with kernel messages
> for debugging purposes would probably say "breaks what experience? It's
> a shutdown. By definition, the experience should be over"
> People who believe in symmetry or consistency would probably argue for a
> similar setup to the graphical start-up procedure (since services
> shutting down also give out similar status results).
> My questions: 1) What would it take to use rhgb for shutdown? Is it just
> a matter of executing /usr/bin/rhgb as in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit upon
> shutting down? The messages in rhgb startup seem generic enough (no
> mention of "Starting up..")
I believe that some of the cleanup for the bootup sequence mentioned 
getting rid of rhgb in favor of a new solution
> 2) How exactly does /sbin/shutdown work, anyway? I'm familiar with how
> the startup scripts get called by init on startup (via sysinit
> -> /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit), but I've never figured out how it gets started
> on shutdown.
I believe it signals init to drop into runlevel zero (halted) via dbus.
> Slightly related topic ... well, alright, off-topic. 3) Is there going
> to be a move by Fedora to something other/better than SysVInit?
> --
This was discussed some time back. There was somewhat of a decision to 
stick with SysV and focus on improving its functionality (though I would 
prefer a new system)
> Richi Plana

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