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I was hoping that someone might know why when I shut down my computer it runs through all the correct shutdown procedur, When the progress bar is almost all the way alomg I hear a click when the hard drives are turned off but then the system stops responding showing the blue penguin shut down scteen. I then have to hold down th power button to shut off the computer.
When I restart the computer very thing works fine so it seems it is only the turning the power off that does not work.
It does not do this everythime about 2 out of 3, the other time it will work fine. I've looked for a patten but it seems quite random.
I know I shuld put more technical information here to help you help me, but I'm really not sure what would be helpful as I have no idea about what does what to turn it off.
which version of mandriva you are using. If your kde is 3.4, then update your kde from SoS. This might due to a bug in kde 3.4. I have also same problem, but it was working fine after updating the kde.
Jzarecta - I normally shoutdown via the GUI
abhijeetnayak -Mandrake (driva) 2006 KDE 3.4 I've tried updating kde via sos and it doesn't seem to install right, I'd be happy to try if I can find instructions how to do it with out using sos. I have looked kde from source... forget it! Sounds way way over my head.
Also KDE3.4 never used to do this on 2006, its only resently. When it first started it was after updating from mandriva updates, but since then I have compleatly re-formatted (well actually I got a new hard drive and installed onto that one) and re-insatalled, and it is doing the same before I run the updates, and yes after I update I get the same.
I really don't knwo were to look for system info for clues about this, any ideas would be great.
MY kde 3.4.2 crashed just one hour after of my mandriva installation and I am not able to shutdown my pc using GUI. But after upgrading the kde it just works fine( no problem at all). follow all steps corectly given at http://www.linuxfordummies.org/index.php?topic=302.0.
note: It is better not to install the kde during installing mandrake. Then try to install kde from SoS.
abhijeetnayak - Thanks, I've had a quick read through and does look a bit different to the way I did it last time so will give it a go as soon as I get the time. I'll let you know how it goes and if it cures may origanl problem.