Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-06-2008, 06:51 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2008
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 1
Restarting the computer via GUI

I have two computers both running Ubuntu Hardy Heron. One will restart and turn off using the GUI, the other will not. The second one prints the restart instruction on the screen but the command does not reach the hardware. I have been through the BIOS setup but cannot find anything unusual there. The computers are both similar specifications in tower boxes but not absolutely identical.
Can anyone suggest where the problem lies please?
Old 10-06-2008, 12:27 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Kolkata, India
Distribution: Debian 64-bit GNU/Linux, Kubuntu64, Fedora QA, Slackware,
Posts: 2,766

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
ACPI ... check settings, serviceconfig .. also bios settings

Does "sudo shutdown -ha now" work?
Old 10-06-2008, 04:28 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2008
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1
Restarting the computer via GUI

Thanks for your suggestion but the result is exactly the same as using the GUI.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mandriva 2007 doesn't just keeps restarting computer oudent Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 02-24-2007 06:01 PM
Computer restarting everytime Linux - Hardware 2 01-19-2007 03:18 AM
Mandrake 9.2 Restarting computer aikempshall Mandriva 4 02-26-2004 05:14 PM
RH9 restarting computer by itself shycalais Linux - Software 4 10-10-2003 12:18 AM
Computer restarting during boot attempt RavenXsa Linux - Newbie 1 09-24-2002 11:45 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:27 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration