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Old 08-01-2006, 12:18 PM   #1
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Question Ubuntu 6.06 Reboots instead of Shutting Down


I'm running Ubuntu 6.06 on a Compaq Presario M2105US laptop. Sometimes, but not all the time, when I tell the computer to shutdown (via the graphical interface not the command line) it reboots instead. I can't see any errors or other questionable messages in dmesg. I don't really know what is causing it. If it happened every time it would be more easily trackable, but I can't figure out what needs to be done to recreate it; sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't.

Any help would be great.

Old 08-01-2006, 07:07 PM   #2
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can't shutdown at all -- always reboots for me

Sorry, jeelliso, to post a "me, too!" entry, but I am having the same problem. I just upgraded to Ubuntu 6.06 and I can't shut it down. I've tried from the GUI's menu, from the login screen, and even trying to do a "/sbin/shutdown -h now" in console (non-GUI) mode.

I'm guessing there is a flag set somewhere, possibly as a "courtesy" to people who just installed the thing, but I thought I might try asking here, too, while I look through the configuration files.

Notes: Ubuntu 5.1 did not present this problem on the same machine: a Gateway G6-350, Pentium II. I used the upgrade manager to upgrade the distro.

Old 08-01-2006, 09:23 PM   #3
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Yep, sorry folks but mine does the same thing sometimes.

Anymore, I usually just ctrl+alt+f1, and:

sudo shutdown now -h

I've never had a problem when using that instead of the gui.
Old 08-02-2006, 07:55 AM   #4
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In terminal do "sudo init 0" to see if it shuts down that way.

The OS should be sending a power down signal to the motherboard. If it restarts I wouldn't have thought it would be a fault of Ubuntu's unless something wasn't right with the install.

EDIT: Have a look to see whether it say's it is restarting or shutting down when the X server stops and you see the list of services that is being stopped.

Last edited by extrasolar; 08-02-2006 at 08:12 AM.


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