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Bug#248067: Installation manual says Ctrl-Alt-Del will shut down PPC system

reassign 248067 debian-installer-manual

On Sat, May 08, 2004 at 05:32:53PM -0700, John Gilmore wrote:
> Package: debian-installer
> Version: http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/powerpc/ch-post-install.en.html
> (There does not appear to be a "testing" (sarge) version of this
>  manual -- I don't know why not, since as I understand it the
>  installation code is different than in "stable" (woody).)

There's the debian-installer-manual package; I'm not sure if it's been
wired into the web site yet, though, and it's certainly very incomplete.

> The installation manual, chapter 9.2, says that you can press
> Ctrl-Alt-Del to shut down your system.  This does not work on the
> PowerPC Apple PowerBook G4 (and probably not on many other
> architectures and implementations).  There does not appear to be a key
> combination that causes the Apple PPC Linux system to shut down.  The
> power button does not do it (unless you hold it down for 4 seconds, in
> which case it crashes down).

Ctrl-Alt-Fn-Backspace should do it.

> (It would be helpful if there was a listing somewhere in the PPC
> installation manual of what key combinations ARE available.  I had to
> do lots of web searching from another machine to find out that I could
> press and hold "Alt/Option", then "Fn", then "F1" thru "F12", to get
> different virtual consoles.  (If you press them in another order, it
> doesn't work!)



Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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