[CentOS] ligthdm shutdown without a mouse

Sun Aug 12 20:41:33 UTC 2018
fred roller <fredroller66 at gmail.com>

1st, you should be able to do a power button configuration that will do a
graceful shutdown. If necessary there is also the command line option
(depends on user)

ctrl-alt-t (should bring up a terminal)
shutdown -h now (will do a graceful shutdown)

make sure the user has permission to do shutdown functions or set up sudo
and execute

sudo shutdown -h now

the latter is an easy teach to the user for this purpose and may be the
path to least resistance.

-- Fred

On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 1:21 PM Frank Cox <theatre at sasktel.net> wrote:

> I have set up a computer that's going to be hand-carried through several
> airports on the way to its final destination.
> This is the Lenovo laptop that I asked about earlier, where everything
> works well except for the touchpad that isn't recognized at all.  (For
> the touchpad I'm just kind of hoping that a future kernel update will
> make it magically start working; for the time being the computer owner
> will live without the touchpad and just use an external mouse.)
> When carrying this though airport security the security guards will
> likely require that this laptop be turned on for them.
> How can it be turned off again properly after being checked without having
> to carry a mouse too?
> Is there a keyboard shortcut for shutdown with lightdm?
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