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Old 01-04-2005, 10:25 AM   #1
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System hangs up on restart and shut down


When I execute restart or shut down by clicking the button in the drop-down Main Menu the system freezes up. And I have to press the power button to shut it down. If I use the command line "reboot" in Terminal then it works fime. I don't know what is the problem.. and wonder if anyone could help

I'm using FC3 and Gnome.

Thankyou!
 
Old 01-04-2005, 12:01 PM   #2
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Another way of getting out of your user desktop, is to ctrl-alt-backspace and that will take you back
to the login window and you shutdown from there.
Kde has a problem sometimes where a app is running and a long delay of shutting down.

Jim
 
Old 01-04-2005, 07:48 PM   #3
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Just and idea: Open a terminal and run 'top' before you shutdown, see if some app is taking too much CPU.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 11:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the ideas.
The problem was solved after I corrected a not-so-apparently related fault, describe in the following thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...threadid=273716

 
Old 01-22-2005, 02:38 AM   #5
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Hi, I am facing exactly the same problem.

Whenever I choose to logout/shutdown/reboot the system using the menu items from the Main Menu, the system freezes and the screen goes blank.

I could not follow the URL that you have mentioned.

Could you tell me the solution?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 01-22-2005, 11:17 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by darknails
Thanks for the ideas.
The problem was solved after I corrected a not-so-apparently related fault, describe in the following thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...threadid=273716

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=273716
The this link should take you there.
Basically, I think the problem was, like mikeyboa was saying, some processing was still running or was stuck, in my case, the system kept trying to accessing my hard drive which wasn't correctly mounted (see the link above), and therefore gnome was waiting for it to finish. After I correctly mounted the hard drive, the problem was solved. So I suggest you check wich 'ps -A' command to see what processing are still running.
Good luck!
 
Old 01-24-2005, 01:53 AM   #7
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Hi,


I checked my /etc/fsatb file, and it is mounting all the partitions correctly...
Infact, I unmounted all the partitions using umount -a, but now, the roblem is different.
Now, Gnome hangs there and then, instead of Crashing Xserver previously.

I am checking the processes running, but dont know, what to look for there?

THANK YOU
 
Old 01-24-2005, 05:04 AM   #8
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First of all, add 'utf8' to the /etc/fstab for your hard drive as the following if you have file names written in chinese or other characters.
Code:
/dev/hda5		/mnt/app		vfat	user,owner,rw,exec,umask=0,utf8	   0 0
Then shut off the system completely by typing poweroff in terminal. After rebooting, notice the list of check list and messages the system give, if there's any process that fails or takes an unsually long time, make a note. Then try shutting down using the gnome interface without doing executing any task. If still doesn't work look into you 'ps -A' list, and by guessing which process might be stuck, you can use the 'kill' command to terminate the application one-by-one, until the gnome interface works.
 
  


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