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Old 07-25-2007, 11:36 PM   #1
ve7ca
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Gnome Shut Down Problem


I recently installed Debian, with the latest Linux Kernel, 2.6.28-4.686 and Gnome using the simple method.

After logging into Gnome I am in the Gnome desktop but when I try to log out it doesn't work. What happens is the log out windows appears and begins the count down from 60 to 1 second and freezes at 1 sec. If I hit the "Shut down" button, the program reverts to the Gnome Desktop so I am still in the desktop.

The only way I have been able to shut down is to turn power off to the computer.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Mark
 
Old 07-25-2007, 11:52 PM   #2
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you could open up a terminal and as root type
halt
to shutdown the system
 
Old 07-26-2007, 02:43 AM   #3
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or

shutdown -h now

or


shutdown -r now

if you want a hard reboot
 
Old 07-27-2007, 01:22 PM   #4
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The problem is that I am unable to get out of Gnome to the root to issue a shut down command. Besides one shouldn't have to got to the root, the Gnome "Shut Down" should work should it not?
 
Old 07-27-2007, 02:46 PM   #5
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you don't have to get out of gnome to to do root stuff
just use sudo or su
sudo shutdown
su
shutdown
exit
 
  


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