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    Thumbs up automatic shutdown

    how can program automatic shutdown of my computer? I am using OpenSuse-11.1

  2. #2

    Default Re: automatic shutdown

    A cron job will do it.
    crontab -e
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    If I've helped click on the Rep button I don't know what it does but it sounds cool.

  3. #3

    Default Re: automatic shutdown

    Is this overkill? I wrote it because Gnome startup failed for me a couple of times so I thought I'd play safe when shutting down from a cronjob.

    # Do a gnome session logout before shutting down.
    # The timeout used for this popup is arbitrary.
    xmessage -timeout 60 -center -buttons OK:0,Cancel:2 "Power Off PC?"
    if [ $? == 0 ] ; then
        # Request shutdown _before_ logout commences.
        # Allow enough time for logout to take place.
        # Allow enough time for atd one-minute resolution.
        echo "sudo /sbin/shutdown -h now" | at now+3min
        # Dialog appears with a built-in one minute timeout.
        # Cancelling logout in dialog does not cancel shutdown.
        # Cancelling shutdown with atq/atrm does not require sudo.
        # This script is done as soon as the dialog appears.
        gnome-session-save --kill
    # Done.

  4. #4

    Default Re: automatic shutdown

    If you are not experienced user here it is:


    KDE3 uses kshutdown,
    KDE4 uses kde4-kshutdown
    gnome uses gshutdown (it is version 0.2 and I don't know is it stable enough)

  5. #5

    Thumbs up [SOLVED] automatic shutdown

    I used
     crontab -e
    it opened an editor, and I typed:
     */5 * * * * /sbin/init 0
    To shutdown my PC 5 minutes after starting up
     man crontab
     man cron
    Thank you very much!!!

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