[SOLVED] shutdown not working?

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[SOLVED] shutdown not working?

Postby mockturtl » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:37 pm

2.6.32-5-amd64, plain old wheezy

Since a recent upgrade (Thursday 3/24/2011, early evening EDT/-0400 UTC), restarting from mintmenu "Quit" does not fully reboot the system. X stops, and I see the runlevel 6 shutdown messages... and then services immediately restart, without kicking me back to the BIOS splash and GRUB.

I get the same behavior with

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# shutdown -r now


I have to power down to see a "full" reboot.

Any guesses what might be responsible? Are other people seeing it?
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Re: shutdown not working?

Postby richyrich » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:13 am

Nope, won't even guess. You may find something related by seeing which files were updated on that date. Either view>history in Mint's Update Manger, or file>history in Synaptic. Anything look suspicious ?

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Re: shutdown not working?

Postby lepadatu.lucian » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:46 am

Look for "kexec" in Synaptic to see whether you have it installed or not. I use the unstable(sid) repositories and a few weeks ago it was automatically installed during an update. Kexec allows "live" booting of a new kernel "over" the currently running kernel, avoiding a full reboot.

So you can simply remove it and the restart button will work like before.

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Re: shutdown not working?

Postby exploder » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:22 am

Thanks lepadatu.lucian! I just installed Mint Debian and put on over 700 updates... I could reboot but it was slow and showed gdm before rebooting, removing kexec solved the problem. Thanks again! :)

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Re: shutdown not working?

Postby lepadatu.lucian » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:56 am

You welcome :)

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Re: shutdown not working?

Postby mockturtl » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:08 am

There she is, right on schedule.

Fix:

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# apt-get remove kexec-tools


Thanks guys!
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