Shut down times

Bill Taylor th1bill at
Sun Mar 29 00:19:57 UTC 2009

> Message: 5
> Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 20:45:26 +0100
> From: "Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu)" <amedee-ubuntu at>
> Subject: Re: Shut down times
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support,	not for general discussions"
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> Bill Taylor schreef:
> > Is it possible to edit the shut down time and make it 3 secs.
> Hello Bill,
> I hardly ever shut down my computer. I use sleep or suspend, and that
> takes only a few seconds. For those rare times that I do shut down my
> 'puter (perhaps once a month or so) I really don't mind that it takes up
> to 30 seconds.
> May I ask a counterquestion? Why do you want your computer to shut down
> so fast?
> -- 
> Amedee

Before everyone goes off on me, I'll explain.  I live in a poor
neighborhood and When a CPU is seen on the side of the street, folks in
my church pick it up and deliver it to me and I refurbish it and install
Ubuntu.  These units usually are given to first year university students
and occasionally to someone my age, from 60 to 70 years of age.

Being a disabled War Veteran I cannot work and instead give free phone
and on site Tech Assistance.  The number one complaint from the youth
and the elderly is the requirement to either clicking Shut Down in two
places or wait for sixty seconds for the machine to begin the shut-down
process.  I have already edited grub.lst to a three second interval for
most of these folks and I promised to research the possibility of a
simular wait for shut-down bur a google search did not help me.
                                                           Bond Servant,
                                                             Bill Taylor
                                                     Killer Spade 806 CE

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