[arch-general] Arch shutdown because of firefox

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Tue May 11 08:20:17 EDT 2010

Am 11.05.2010 05:14, schrieb Handsome Cheung:
> hi all,
> I am a newbie for ArchLinux.
> My computer often shuts down suddenly when I browse web site. It brings me
> to TTY and said "The system is going down for system halt NOW!". I found
> that is because of  the crash of flash plugin of firefox.
> And my question is why the crash of firefox can cause my computer shuts
> down?
> PS. my system environment: Arch + awesome, no DE.
> Thanks!

Frankly, I can't make any connection between firefox and shutting down.
Shutting down the computer would mean a severe privilege violation. Are
you running hal, or using any display manager? They are the only ones
that may allow you to shut down unless you are root.

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