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Old 11-03-2010, 12:35 AM   #1
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Ubuntu Gnome applet panel power button won't shutdown machine


I have Ubuntu 10.10 on e-machine T-1221

I can shut down the machine using :
sudo shutdown -h from terminal
I can shutdown using powerbutton on case.

I can't use the applet indicator powerbutton in root account, but, I can use the command under "System-->-Shutdown" in root account, but I don't see "System-->-Shutdown" in users account.
Is there a way to add it ?


I installed Debian 6.0 Squeeze on my Acer Aspire 3620 Laptop it works just fine and has the same Gnome Desktop. The only thing different is that there is no powerbutton available thru Gnome applets, only the command on menu under" Sytem-->-Shutdown", which I'm fine with on this machine.


These are the things I tried on emachine T-1221
I tried "acpi=force"
I tried "noacpi"
I tried "noacpi nolapic"

I read the bug reports it stated that on live-cd there was only suspend and hibernate. There is no shutdown or reboot.
I tried: "#start acpi", it closed with errors.
It said that Ubuntu uses upstart.
Is there a script which you can add to power button to add the shutdown.?
Really I don't necessarily need powerbutton, I think the work around would be adding the command to "System-->-Menu.

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Old 11-03-2010, 04:17 AM   #2
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I have found these 2 threads and will try them tomorrow

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1475567
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1147295
 
Old 11-04-2010, 05:43 PM   #3
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I did try both of those threads

The 1st 1 did the same as opening a terminal and giving the command to shutdown, but, it
wasn't the solution I was looking for.

The 2nd 1 I guess that I wasn't to clear on it when I read it, so I'm going to try on my other Ubuntu installation, because I have solved my problem on this isnstallation of Ubuntu.

My resolution was to remove Ubuntu desktop and installed kde-desktop,
It removed and replaced alot of files.

I'm almost thinking that the 2nd thread was a more simple resoluton, so I'm going to try it now.
 
Old 11-05-2010, 03:52 AM   #4
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Update the second thread is actually the solution, the only thing that I had to do after adding shutdown dialog to main menu was to actually run in a terminal a few times. The majority of the times I used the command from Menu, it worked, a few times it didn't.

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