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Re: fedora-list Digest, Vol 27, Issue 211

On Wed, 2006-05-17 at 10:23 -0400, Aaron Konstam
<akonstam sbcglobal net> wrote:
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> Message: 6
> Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 08:26:17 -0500
> From: Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>
> Subject: Re: How do I get my disk powered down gracefully on my
> 	desktop	during  system shutdown
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
> Message-ID: <1147872377 2722 1 camel vulcan>
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> On Tue, 2006-05-16 at 17:18 -0500, sklein cpcug org wrote:
> > Under FC5 the shutdown process now gracefully powers down my laptop disk
> > as the last step during shutdown of the laptop.  However, this is not
> > happening with my desktop, where the disk does not gracefully power down
> > during shutdown.  How do I get the desktop disk to gracefully power down
> > as its last shutdown step?
> > 
> > 
> > Stan Klein
> I am not sure what you mean. On the desktop exactly what happens when you shutdown?
> Does it power down? What does gracefully power down mean?
> > 
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> Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>

Gracefully is what the -h option of poweroff appears to do.  It shuts
down the drive before shutting down all power.  Right now, a shutdown
kills all power, and I can hear the drive spin down after the power goes
off.  On my dual-boot laptop, until FC5, I had to reboot into Windows to
get a graceful shutdown.

Now the question is how to edit the menu to get the dialogue when I do a
non-graphical (run level 3) boot and bring up X by entering startx,
versus doing a run level 5 boot directly into X.  It turns out the menus
you get are different and I need to fix it.

I needed to set up the non-graphical boot because my laptop has an
Nvidia display and they recommend changing the boot to run level 3.

Stan Klein

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