[PC-BSD Testing] Peculiar shutdown of 7.0.1 ia64

DragonFlier dracheflieger at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 02:49:12 PDT 2008

Not normal Walter but stuff happens ;-)

Know phenomenon in 7 but this last update didn't fix it. Doesn't always
exist and thus far, cause is unknown. CTRL-ALT-BKSP will get you to a menu
one step faster at which you can shut down.

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 2:00 AM, Walt Pawley <walt at wump.org> wrote:

> Thanks to my ineptitude with the meaning of various gibberish
> presented by the BIOS in my computer, I've now installed PCBSD
> 7.0.1 from DVD twice. The second installation was unnecessary;
> purely a brain-phert.
> However, it brought a peculiarity to my attention. It might
> have nothing to do with just having installed it, but my memory
> recalls being surprised by this behavior the first time I
> installed it.
> Since I'm just messing around with this for the time being, I
> shut the computer down for the night. After selecting this from
> the menu on the bottom left (whatever it's properly named), my
> screen goes dark grey. Nothing much seems to be going on but
> burning juice and spinning fans. It seems willing to do this
> until the cows come home; longer, even. After considerable time
> - say enough to watch a sitcom - I'll try to get its attention.
> Nothing much seems to work ... except CNTL-ALT-DEL.
> Hitting that key combo changes the display to something that
> has a choice to shutdown on it. The mouse works again, so it
> can be chosen. Doing so, brings up yet another window from
> which one can choose to shutdown. Clicking that button finally
> will shut the computer down.
> All this seems like a pretty convoluted, user unfriendly approach to me.
> Is this normal?
> --
> Walter M. Pawley <walt at wump.org>
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