So, I've given up trying to configure my system (ubuntu 10.10, open source ATI drivers) to shutdown/logout/restart gracefully. Whenever I do any of the three, all I get is an ugly ubuntu logo with console text running over it. It does shutdown quickly, and I love that. It just looks awful while it does it.
Is there a way to just have nothing displayed when I click shutdown/logout/restart? For example, is there a command that can disable the screen that I can put somewhere in some configuration file that will be the absolute first thing that is executed when I select shutdown/logout/restart? I know of the "xset dpms force off" command which does turn the display off, but moving the mouse at all or pressing any key will turn it back on again.
To be as specific as I know how, my question is as follows: Is there a command that can disable the screen and disable any input that I can place somewhere that will be the first thing that is executed when I select shutdown/logout/restart?