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Old 12-22-2002, 09:01 AM   #1
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RH8: System Hang with shutdown -r now


Hi

My RH8 system occasionally hangs on executing [root@xxx /]# shutdown -r now from the bash shell. The screen goes *blank* and the SCROLL & CAPS-lock LEDs remain blinking until I hit the reboot button. Reboot indicates an unclean shutdown. Everytime this happens, I hit Y during boot-up to run the FileSystem integrity check.

The system offers no further clues as to why this happens.

- The /var/log/messages show no error leading to the above behaviour.
- No clues from Google for the following search strings - "shutdown -r now + errors", "shutdown -r now + problems" and "shutdown -r now + redhat + errors"
- man 2 shutdown lists some errors, can't indentify with them as my system offers no visual clues at all.

Is there any particular directory/ file/ search string/ website - that I need to be looking at?

<aside>
I have to execute the above command due to another weird behaviour of RH8 w/ KDE3.0.3-8 dekstop on my PC.

The following *setting change* does not work,
Start Menu ->Control Center ->Personalisation ->Session Manager ->Default Action after Logout = Restart Computer.

The current setting is Default Action after Logout = Login as Different User
i.e.
Start Menu-> Logout = Login as Different User.
</aside>

I would be grateful for any assistance / guidance that would help address this problem.

Regards
theN
 
Old 12-22-2002, 09:13 AM   #2
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try it using reboot or poweroff
 
Old 12-22-2002, 09:24 AM   #3
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thanks for the prompt response. I'll try that asap.

Is something wrong with what I did?

I would still want to know what could be causing the aforementioned problems. Any suggestions / pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks & Regards
theN
 
Old 12-22-2002, 09:36 AM   #4
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not sure, but we need to try and narrow it down to something
 
Old 12-22-2002, 01:07 PM   #5
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Hi

Sorry for the late response.

DavidPhillips Much obliged for all the help.

Your suggestion works like a charm (atleast for now). Hope it continues.

If you do find any clues to the original problem, kindly post it here.

Thanks again & Regards
theN
 
  


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