Fwd: Graphical Shutdown

Adam Jackson ajackson at redhat.com
Mon Sep 17 18:20:01 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 14:23 -0400, Yaakov Nemoy wrote:
> On 9/17/07, Adam Jackson <ajackson at redhat.com> 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...
> >
> > We (Red Hat) haven't looked into that yet.  It's certainly a fine idea
> > though.
> >
> > My mental model of this is that the X session just stays up until the
> > computer actually halts, since it's not like the X server maintains any
> > state that needs to get flushed to disk.  You might terminate all the
> > other clients besides the session leader, and then throw up some
> > animation so the user knows things are happening.
> >
> > But that's just a guess.  It would take some design first to make sure
> > we think through the interactions.  At this stage of F8 it might be too
> > late to fold this in before release, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't
> > work on it.
> What about going down into and coming back from hibernate?

What about it?  That's a different path.  Hibernate doesn't terminate
processes at all.

If you mean "can we have a pretty hibernate too", then I suspect the
answer is "that's hard to make X do until we have kernel modesetting".

- ajax

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