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Old 11-14-2006, 09:48 AM   #1
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Exclamation Unable to shutdown on Ubuntu 6.10


Hey guys,

This is my first post, so I'm sure I'm probably about to break some rules, but I'll still go ahead and give it a shot:

I've recently installed Ubuntu 6.10, and I'm very pleased with it, but I just started having a problem with shutting down my computer. All the applications seem to be able to stop (this coming from a total Linux newbie), but right when the Ubuntu loading screen finishes to "unload", or rather, finishes the preperations to shutdown, well, nothing happens at all, it just stays there and doesn't turn the power off.

I started having this problem right after following a tutorial to install XGL Compiz on DIGGs. I'd really appreciate some help,

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-14-2006, 03:04 PM   #2
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It's problem with acpi not loading. I posted a workaround here http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=496998
 
Old 11-14-2006, 03:14 PM   #3
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I've already looked at that thread, and I tried adding acpi=force to the kernel line but it made no difference.
 
Old 11-14-2006, 04:33 PM   #4
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Did you set XGL as the default session or an alternate one? If you did the latter, why don't you try logging in without compiz then shutting down. Might be a bug in Beryl/Compiz or XGL.
 
Old 11-15-2006, 12:08 PM   #5
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Nope, doesn't work either, I've disabled Beryl/Compiz and put Metacity (Gnome Window Manager) on, but still makes no difference.
 
Old 11-15-2006, 05:00 PM   #6
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Try disabling Beryl/Compiz and using nv as your video driver for a test.
 
Old 11-16-2006, 03:52 PM   #7
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Just use 6.06, 6.10 is giving people too many problems.
 
Old 11-16-2006, 04:47 PM   #8
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Try disabling Beryl/Compiz and using nv as your video driver for a test.
The X server crashed after I switched the driver's name to nv,but I was successfully able to shutdown, so I'm guessing it's really a problem with the X server not being able to terminate. Any other suggestions?
 
Old 11-17-2006, 12:07 AM   #9
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Hmmm so you started the server, vanilla style with nv and it crashed?
 
Old 11-17-2006, 02:44 AM   #10
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I'm not quite sure what vanilla style means, but, here's what I did:

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Opened up Xorg.conf > Replaced the nvidia Driver line by nv > Saved > Ctrl + Alt + Backspace to shutdown the X server (and from here on I got my first crash message) > Restarted my computer manually.
And then the X server just wasn't able to load up anymore, but I was able to shutdown normally with no problem, so I just put nv back to nvidia with:

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sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
I hope this answears your question.
 
Old 11-17-2006, 10:52 PM   #11
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Could you please use the nv driver (which will fail) and then post the output of the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Be sure to copy the file before restarting the server again with nvidia, so the contents don't get lost
 
  


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