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Old 12-17-2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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Clicking anything in Services Administration shuts down computer...


Running Services Administration either by services-admin or gksu services-admin. If I click on any service in the GUI there is no visual response and the computer shuts down rather ungracefully. So obviously I can't use this to enable or disable services. Any help as to why this is happening and what I can try to fix? Thanks.

Debian Lenny on an AMD64 with 2 Gig.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 04:55 PM   #2
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If I wanted an interface for services I would use sysv-rc-conf from the command line.


As for fixing your issue, I dunno I don't use any GUI tools to manage that stuff..
 
Old 12-17-2008, 05:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I would like to fix this issue though.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 06:09 PM   #4
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Isn't there anything logged in syslog, X11/Xorg logs or your ~/.xsession-errors.* log? Does anything throw errors if you try to open one application from a terminal window?
 
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I erased all the logs to try to see this. Triggered the error and restarted, triggered it again and restarted again.

The logs either restart or have a time gap between the error caused shutdown and the restart. There is no specific error indicated right before it shuts down.

All the other warnings and errors in the logs are always there even if I never trigger this shut down. Starting some programs in a root terminal have always triggered some errors and warnings, I just accepted that as normal. There is no error given in the terminal window when I trigger the shutdown from the gui.
 
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Originally Posted by BorderAmigos View Post
There is no error given in the terminal window when I trigger the shutdown from the gui.
Unless you mean "triggering a system shutdown by accessing application X" I have absolutely no idea what you mean by "trigger the shutdown from the gui" or why you would want to trigger a shutdown from a terminal window since in your OP you stated your problem as with: "Running Services Administration either by services-admin or gksu services-admin"?
When did this behaviour start to happen?
Can you somewhat trace back what updates where installed, SW (re)configured or removed at that time?
Do you run all of this as root or as unprivileged user? If the latter, what happens if you su to root and then try it (from a terminal window to capture errors?).
Can you find out which package contains the binary or script you call "Services Administration"?
Can you verify the contents of that package and its dependencies are OK?
What logfiles are actually in use: '(/usr/sbin/lsof -w -n +D/home; /usr/sbin/lsof -w -n +D/var)|awk '{print $NF}'|sort|uniq|egrep -v "(cache|run|spool|NAME)"'?
Does putting those applications (where relevant) into verbose mode or debug level show more output? (Xorg and syslog mostly)
 
  


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