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[Solved] Won't power off or turn off

Post#1 by Jack » 25 Jun 2015, 20:18

I install Mate 3.1 on a 4gb thumb drive. I format the thumb drive ext4 and install Mate on it. My question is everything seem to work, but when I shut it down it won't power shut the power off on the laptop (CQ50). If I just press the power button and turn it off will it hurt any files on the thumb drive? Hope this enough info.
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Re: Won't power off or turn off

Post#2 by beny » 25 Jun 2015, 22:53

hi, try to type in console: shutdown or poweroff command if work for you when you have to close session with porteus.

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Re: Won't power off or turn off

Post#3 by Jack » 25 Jun 2015, 23:15

I'll try that when I shut it down, but right now I'm doing a big download.
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Re: Won't power off or turn off

Post#4 by beny » 25 Jun 2015, 23:37

maybe if you use guest account do not have the right in power group...but i can be wrong

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Re: Won't power off or turn off

Post#5 by Jack » 26 Jun 2015, 00:18

Here what I came up with.

1. As GUEST will not power off.
2. As ROOT it will now power off.

So for now on I will log out as GUEST and then log in as ROOT then power off. Unless it can be fixed.
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Re: Won't power off or turn off

Post#6 by francois » 26 Jun 2015, 03:30

Please try in always fresh mode for guest and report the result. It happens that the save folder gets corrupted. If this is the case try with a new save folder.

You can also keep it as it is and write a script for shutdown for guest. And even if you want sign an icon to that script and place that icon in the panel.
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Re: Won't power off or turn off

Post#7 by Jack » 26 Jun 2015, 16:51

I try in always fresh mode and it power off. I install Mate 2 times and not on the same thumb drive and the same thing happen. "It wouldn't power off." I will live with that. I guest.
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Re: Won't power off or turn off

Post#8 by tome » 27 Jun 2015, 14:08

Try shutdown in terminal as guest with this:

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/usr/bin/dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest="org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit" /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Manager org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Manager.Stop

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Re: Won't power off or turn off

Post#9 by Jack » 28 Jun 2015, 02:23

tome wrote:Try shutdown in terminal as guest with this:

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/usr/bin/dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest="org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit" /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Manager org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Manager.Stop
It seem to work at lease it shut down.
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Re: Won't power off or turn off

Post#10 by tome » 28 Jun 2015, 13:59

Download shutdown.desktop file from https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7elwcgmk5mwtmme/FmFMsdUIO8 -> other files and place it in /usr/share/applications. Now you can add shutdown launcher somewhere in panel.

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Re: Won't power off or turn off

Post#11 by Jack » 03 Jul 2015, 00:32

Guest what it started turning off like it should now. I did what the member told me to do and most did work. Now it works at lease for now. Thanks for now.

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Re: Won't power off or turn off

Post#12 by francois » 09 Jul 2015, 22:02

Write it solved.
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