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Old 10-11-2012, 02:40 PM   #16
Johnny Who
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The halt command never works with ubuntu and its derivatives. While I was using ubuntu and typed sudo halt, it would freeze over the halt framebuffer. I could only shut it down by hard reset when that happened. But in any other distro I have tried, halt works as intended...
 
Old 10-11-2012, 03:52 PM   #17
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getting halt to (maybe) work

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The halt command never works with ubuntu and its derivatives. While I was using ubuntu and typed sudo halt, it would freeze over the halt framebuffer. I could only shut it down by hard reset when that happened. But in any other distro I have tried, halt works as intended...
That's weird. It works with Mint, which uses an ubuntu base underneath. You might have to open a terminal as root, run dolphin as root, go to /bin, find halt, right click on it & give all users permission to use it. I would also make sure the executable box is checked.
 
Old 10-12-2012, 02:39 PM   #18
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I just used to do sudo halt, and it didn` t work (anyway, I don` t mind, as I am not using ubuntu anymore...)
 
Old 10-12-2012, 06:41 PM   #19
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I have only rarely had problems with shutdown in the 'buntus...

But as to the OP, I'm certain this is a hardware issue.
 
Old 10-15-2012, 11:59 AM   #20
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I have neither had problems. Just halt doesnt work...
 
Old 10-15-2012, 05:16 PM   #21
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run what??

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I have neither had problems. Just halt doesnt work...
I run that all the time when nuking a computer for a clean install.

Ubuntu and Mint are weird. They even disable root. You can't just do

su

Root password

You have to do "sudo su" instead without the quotes.

& halt still doesn't work. ???

I wonder what was going through their mind. M$ Vista disables the administrator account in a similar fashion.
 
  


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