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Re: Dumb question: How do you reboot?

On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 09:38:23PM -0500, Joel Konkle-Parker wrote:
> Ok, so I'm stumped. I just did a nice new install of Debian Woody, and I 
> can't figure out how I should reboot the thing. I have GNOME 1.4 
> running. There's no 'reboot' menu item, and when I log out, it brings me 
> to the GNOME login screen, with no 'reboot' item there, either. 
> CTRL-ALT-DEL doesn't work on the login screen. CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE cuts 
> out of X for a second, but then it pops right back into the GNOME login. 
> The last time all I could do was CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE repeatedly until X 
> gave me an error and quit for good, then I could CTRL-ALT-DEL it.
> It seems like I must be missing something extraordinarily easy here.

If you know how to make a new kernel, try acpi. [1] This gives you the
ability to just press the powerbutton, and it will halt.

[1] http://sf.net/projects/acpi


Mark Schouten
Alphen aan den Rijn, Holland

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