After 12+ years, I built a workstation from scratch. Hardware has come such a long way, but that is a post unto itself. Having always worked with Ubuntu and other debian variants it was time to venture into a more lean distro. I picked Arch Linux, on the recommendation of several colleagues. It’s been fun. Pacman and Yaourt are great package managers, and the rolling release model ensures access to the bleeding edge all the time.

Working in linux always makes you learn something new. Today, I found out a simple way to shutdown KDE gracefully.

# qdbus org.kde.ksmserver /KSMServer logout 0 0 0