[ubuntu-uk] shutdown during log in: is it a feature?

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 22 09:31:20 UTC 2011

On 22 December 2011 09:09, Andrés Muñiz Piniella <andresmp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> It used to be the case, at least I seem to remember, that if I was in the
> log in of ubuntu (now light dm I think) if I pressed the shutdown button (on
> the hardware) it will give me 60 seconds to shutdown but would eventually
> shutdown.
> The reason for this is that some times I turn on the computer but then
> realize I do not have time or am called elsewhere ( I do not even turn on
> screen). I would like to shutdown without having to do the hold 5 seconds
> button.
> Maybe I should not worry about doing a "hard" shutdown during login? I can
> spare 5 seconds normally.

I don't know about using the power button from the login screen, but
if you click the indicator in top right hand corner you get a shutdown

I would always avoid a 'hard' power off if I can avoid it.


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