Fix for shutdown issue in KDE 4.6.2
In my previous post (announcing KDE 4.6.2 packages for Slackware) I already mentioned that I ran into a bug with KDM, the graphical login manager for runlevel 4. It would no longer allow the computer to power off, instead dropping you into a tty.
Thanks for the feedback to that post, folks! I have rebuilt the “kdebase-workspace” package so that it uses “shutdown -h -P now” as the shutdown command. This is the proper way for a Linux system to power off (you could also use “halt” or “poweroff” of course). As stated earlier (also check https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=270228), the “-p” parameter to shutdown may be good for BSD but not for the Linux variant of the shutdown command. I am running the updated package here on the laptop, and powering off the computer works again.
Get the updated kdebase-workspace-4.6.2 packages from my “ktown” repository or any of its mirrors:
- http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/4.6.2/ (the master repository), rsync URI: rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien-kde/4.6.2/
- http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/4.6.2/ (my fast mirror), rsync URI: rsync://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/4.6.2/
- http://repo.ukdw.ac.id/alien-kde/4.6.2/ (willysr’s Indonesian mirror), rsync URI: rsync://repo.ukdw.ac.id/alien-kde/4.6.2/