shutdown commands doesn't work in n900

Janne Karhunen janne.karhunen at
Mon Dec 14 08:15:43 GMT 2009

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 9:20 AM, Scott James Remnant <scott at> wrote:

>> hi,i installed rootsh in my n900 and i put the command "sudo gainroot"
>> in x terminal to active root mode.then i put the command "shutdown -h
>> now" or others shutdown commands, it receives the command but nothing
>> happens.
> I assume that Maemo does not implement compatibility with System V, thus
> the shutdown command sends an event that nothing responses to.

True for N900/Fremantle. While you can still shut down the device
from command line, the only proper way to do that currently is to
request reboot from dsme.

dbus-send --system --print-reply \

> You should probably file a bug with them that they include the shutdown
> command at all.

That's right.

// Janne

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