System reboots rather than shutting down.

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System reboots rather than shutting down.

Postby Old Marcus on Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:28 am

I have a problem in Linux Mint 4, where when I choose to shut down, it goes through the whole process then restarts rather than shutting down. If I shut down from the login screen, it instead reboots the login screen and shows it in the default GNOME theme. If I then login it shuts down and reboots.

I'm running a dual-boot system with Windows XP, and XP can shut the computer down with no problem at all. Any idea what could be wrong?
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Re: System reboots rather than shutting down.

Postby Old Marcus on Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:58 pm

Is there no solution? It's annoying having to force the computer to power off. If there is none, I may try upgrading mint to 5 again.
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Re: System reboots rather than shutting down.

Postby Old Marcus on Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:30 am

Bit more info, I tried shutting down in the console using 'sudo shutdown now' and it seemed to shut down the GUI side of things and threw me into the command line interface. If there's no fix I can reinstall, since my /home drive is on a separate partition.
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