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I was trying to shutdown or reboot my system given as a BYOD by organization for which I work.

So, far I have tried this :

Shutdwn/reboot

And as you can see, each time I get this error :

User root is logged in on ???
Please retry operation after closing inhibitors and logging out other users.
Alternatively ignore inhibitors and users with 'systemctl reboot -i'

I tried systemctl reboot -i that is working for a reboot, but none of the above directly works.

So, I wanted to know :

  1. What is this inhibitor exactly and what's it significance ?
  2. How to close these inhibitors ?
  3. Is there any way I can disable this or close this prompt or something like that ?
  • Usually man shutdown helps, and also, what is preventing you from using the suggested command? This sounds like you are trying to use your Linux experience on iOS, but it does not work the same. – ajeh Jun 16 '18 at 14:17
  • @ajeh, I have read man shutdown well and only thing related to the question that I could found is All logged-in users are notified that the system is going down and, within the last five minutes of TIME, new logins are prevented.. Could you please point to any specific man page that you have red and can be of any help to OP ? – C0deDaedalus Jul 1 '18 at 7:02
  • @ajeh. What do you mean by This sounds like you are trying to use your Linux experience on iOS, but it does not work the same. ? – C0deDaedalus Jul 1 '18 at 7:03

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