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Not shutting down.

Postby gregbzh on Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:28 am

Hello,

Having recently switched from Ubuntu to LinuxMint, I'm a happy customer! I just have one problem are. I can't shut down my computer. I click Log Out, the Shut Down, but nothing happens and I need to manually stop my PC (not good). Has anybody else experienced this problem and is there a solution out there somewhere?

Thanks for any help given.
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Re: Not shutting down.

Postby caf4926 on Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:46 am

What version of Mint
What Desktop

Does it allow a reboot?

Try:
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sudo shutdown now
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Re: Not shutting down.

Postby gregbzh on Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:50 am

Thanks for the reply. I'm using Mint 14 XFCE and no I can't reboot either. I'll try using the command line.
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Re: Not shutting down.

Postby zerozero on Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:58 am

are you using EFI boot?
might it be something similar to this viewtopic.php?f=49&t=120482
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Re: Not shutting down.

Postby mintman112 on Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:50 am

gregbzh wrote:Thanks for the reply. I'm using Mint 14 XFCE and no I can't reboot either. I'll try using the command line.

I too have the same problem i dual boot with Bodhi 2.1.0 but when i click reboot in the logout options in linux mint xfce 64bit it doesnt even get to the grub screen it just hangs on the acer screen but if i reboot from bodhi there is no problem.
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Re: Not shutting down.

Postby gregbzh on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:03 am

Sorry, you guys have lost me with EFI and BODHI.
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Re: Not shutting down.

Postby caf4926 on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:21 am

gregbzh wrote:Sorry, you guys have lost me with EFI and BODHI.


They mean UEFI
UEFI is meant as a replacement for the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) firmware interface


Bodhi is a Linux distro
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Re: Not shutting down.

Postby gregbzh on Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:08 am

Thanks for the replies. I'm currently using sudo shutdown now which is working, despite being a bit of a pain. Hopefully some bug fix or something will help. Cheers.
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Re: Not shutting down.

Postby igor83 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:36 am

gregbzh wrote:Thanks for the replies. I'm currently using sudo shutdown now which is working, despite being a bit of a pain. Hopefully some bug fix or something will help. Cheers.


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Re: Not shutting down.

Postby jjaythomas on Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:28 pm

sudo shutdown now


Yes I believe you need sudo rights to do a shutdown or reboot. A regular user needs to log-off first and then shutdown/reboot in the greeter.

Easiest way is to give the user sudo rights. (but may have security risks.) Also I believe the new 4.10Xfce log-out properties (on right click icon in panel) has two(2) log-out listed, 1 is the xfce log-out dialog the other a direct log-out.

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[SOLVED] Not shutting down.

Postby gregbzh on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:20 am

Easily solved. I just added the log out/shutdown button to the taskbar and voila! I no longer need to use a terminal to shutdown. It just seems strange that it would always hang when trying to logout or shutdown from the menu though.

Consider this solved.
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