Shutdown and Restart not working

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Shutdown and Restart not working

Post by jpin » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:18 pm

Running the latest version of Linux Mint on the Cinnamon desktop. For some reason from the launcher the shutdown and restart don't work any longer. When I first installed it I had to hit shutdown or restart twice then it would proceed. Now I press restart or shutdown the menu goes away and it just sits there. Terminal -> sudo reboot or sudo shutdown -h 00 work instantly and without error.

Thoughts?

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Re: Shutdown and Restart not working

Post by ajgringo619 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:24 pm

I've had this happen also on a few rare occasions, but never permanently so I've just ignored it. Do your logs show anything unusual?
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Re: Shutdown and Restart not working

Post by jpin » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:36 pm

Which logs should I look at?

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Re: Shutdown and Restart not working

Post by ajgringo619 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:01 pm

Check /var/log/messages; also run 'journalctl'

What kernel are you running?
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Re: Shutdown and Restart not working

Post by all41 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:47 pm

Sometimes themes can cause strange anomalies.
Try reverting to a default theme temporarily (if you have indeed installed extra themes)
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