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Shutdown Your Pineapple The Right Way!

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So all day today I was trying to get the shutdown call to work on my pineapple. It worked once and then all subsequent runs it failed to shutdown my pineapple. Pineapple would always reboot. I went around online and found the code for busybox and the shutdown code is still not perfect; if it cant shutdown it will do a reboot. The snippet is provided below.

I went looking for the rc call and found the way to turn off any linux device is to issue the following command:

root@Pineapple:/sbin# /etc/init.d/rcS K shutdown

How did I find the command? Like this :)

root@Pineapple:/sbin# cat /etc/inittab

::sysinit:/etc/init.d/rcS S boot

::shutdown:/etc/init.d/rcS K shutdown

tts/0::askfirst:/bin/ash --login

ttyS0::askfirst:/bin/ash --login

tty1::askfirst:/bin/ash --login

You can issue this command from console or web it works (under the advance tab). The Pineapple will shutdown immediately. Just give it a minute and all is good. I hope this helps a lot of you out there. Also, you can modify the advance.php code to issue this command if you want to :)

############ CODE FROM BUSYBOX ################

//TODO: I tend to think that signalling linuxrc is wrong

// pity original author didn't comment on it...


/* talk to linuxrc */

/* bbox init/linuxrc assumed */

pid_t *pidlist = find_pid_by_name("linuxrc");

if (pidlist[0] > 0)

rc = kill(pidlist[0], signals[which]);




if (rc) {

/* talk to init */


/* bbox init assumed */

rc = kill(1, signals[which]);

} else {

/* SysV style init assumed */

/* runlevels:

* 0 == shutdown

* 6 == reboot */



which == 2 ? "6" : "0",

(char *)NULL


bb_perror_msg_and_die("can't execute '%s'",




} else {

rc = reboot(magic[which]);

Edited by c0der3d
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Do you really need to shut down the Pineapple this way?

I mean ... I will ... I don't know any better.

My question is, if it was important why hasn't it been placed in the quick set up guide or on the wifipineapple page.

Just say'n

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