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Old 03-01-2006, 08:15 AM   #1
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Unable to shutdown or restart the os


Hi i'm using Suse 9.3 with GNOME . Currently my problem is i'm not able to shutdown or restart the OS .I'm only able to log out now.The problem started when i tried to change my screen resolution from 1280*1024 to 800*600.On doing that the screen just became blank so i restarted my system using the restart button , but after thet i'm getting this kind of a problem, and my login screen has changed too.It now prompts my userid/password through a wiered scrren having a title 'Simple Login' and on logging in it is showing me a xconsole. Can anyone out there help me ?
 
Old 03-01-2006, 04:39 PM   #2
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Sax2 has a text mode which you should be able to start from the console
command line and use to restore the resolution to what it was before.
 
Old 03-02-2006, 02:40 AM   #3
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Now i dont think the problem is for the screen resolution, because when i try to log in i get an Xconsole window telling the following message
" linux mDNSResponder : Duplicate registration of DNS for domain
linux kernel : mtrr : 0xc0000000,0x10000000 overlaps existing 0xc0000000,0x40000000 "
This window will remain even after Gnome has started
Can u tell what could be this ?
 
Old 03-03-2006, 02:51 AM   #4
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# init 6

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Originally Posted by renjitg
Hi i'm using Suse 9.3 with GNOME . Currently my problem is i'm not able to shutdown or restart the OS .I'm only able to log out now.The problem started when i tried to change my screen resolution from 1280*1024 to 800*600.On doing that the screen just became blank so i restarted my system using the restart button , but after thet i'm getting this kind of a problem, and my login screen has changed too.It now prompts my userid/password through a wiered scrren having a title 'Simple Login' and on logging in it is showing me a xconsole. Can anyone out there help me ?
Ctrl+Alt+F1
as root # init 6
 
Old 03-06-2006, 12:17 AM   #5
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Unhappy init 6 did not do the trick

Hey,
i tried init 6 and the system restarted.But the above problem still exists and i'm still getting the XConsole message as described in my previous post. Plus i'm getting one more message in my XConsole like " linux : kernel : smbfs : unsupported module,tainting kernel "
 
Old 03-06-2006, 11:14 AM   #6
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These messages are related to your sysconfig-network, which the X window system uses . Are you connected to a network through eth0? This would be the first place to look. Also, the linux: kernel: smbfs: is the Samba networking (for windows) module. Check your sysconfig-net work settings.

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Old 03-06-2006, 09:29 PM   #7
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Yes i'm using a windows machine partition using the 'smbmount' command. I do not know anything about the sysconfig-network settings.If u think that it is the problem of my Samba,then i have one more piece of information.I had kept the command to mount the windows machine partition as a startup program.But on the day when i started encountering the current problem,the windows partition would appear first at startup but after a while it would dissapear.Since i wanted the use of that parttion, i again ran the command explicitly.Could that be the reason now ?
 
Old 03-07-2006, 09:10 AM   #8
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To be honest, I am not totally sure. I would try going to (on the GUI desktop Gnome) Desktop>System Settings>Services and untick the Samba service temporarily and reboot to see if that clears it up. You will probably need someone with a little more expertise that I have, but the error messages seem to definitely point to a networking issue. If you are able to shutdown properly after shutting down Samba, you have identified the problem. Have you tried to shutdown from a console or in runlevel 3 (without the X server running)?
 
Old 03-07-2006, 09:35 PM   #9
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I did not find a location to untick the samba service.(Desktop>System Settings>Services -There is no path like this)But what i did was , i removed the startup program which would mount the windows partition , so the 'smb mount' command did not come into picture. I then pressed Alt+Crtl+F1 to then logged in as root and typed the ' shutdown -h 1 ' command which shut down my system.
But when i logged in again i got the same wiered login screen having a tiltle as "Simply linux" haviing a grey background color.The Xconsole error also came up with this messages
" linux syslog-ng[5771]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10 "
" linux ifup: No configuration for sit0 "
" linux kernel: ip6_tables C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team"
" linux mDNSResponder: Duplicate registration of DNS for domain"
" linux kernel: mttr: 0xc0000000,0x10000000 overlaps existing 0xc0000000,0x40000000 console log for linux"

However if i run the 'smb mount' command to mount my windows partition,then i geat one more message in the Xconsole as
" linux : kernel : smbfs : unsupported module,tainting kernel "

This is the whole problem going on now.
What else can i do now ?
 
  


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