View Full Version : [ubuntu] Shutdown Problem
May 24th, 2010, 08:08 AM
I am having problems shutting down my computer. The screen just hangs on the maroon/pink/purple ubuntu splash screen, (with two out of the three dots coloured red, if that is any use!)
Does the same for:
sudo shutdown now
I have recently upgraded to 10.04 (about a week ago?), however the problem only just started occuring (i.e. since yesterday).
May 24th, 2010, 08:14 AM
sudo shutdown now -P that tells it to power off and not just stop the operating system.
May 24th, 2010, 08:28 AM
sudo shutdown now -P
This did work. However, it is kind of annoying to do that every time I want to shutdown the computer (as opposed to the normal/graphical way).
Also, can I restart the computer using this it all??
May 24th, 2010, 08:31 AM
You can do a reboot with..
May 24th, 2010, 07:30 PM
This will remove the extra options but as an interim solution try the following. Right click on a panel and select add to panel. Select custom application launcher. For name, picture and comment put what you want and for command put
gksudo shutdown -P
You will still have to enter you password but as I say this should only be a temporary solution until someone more experienced gives you a better one.
As well as the method posted above you can change -P to -r to make it reboot. For a full list see
May 25th, 2010, 08:27 AM
I am familiar with using:
sudo shutnow now -r
I use it a bit actually.
The problem is, if I use -r, I cannot use -P, and the computer doesn't shutdown properly (and therefore doesn't restart). That is, it does the same as before (hangs on the splash screen).
May 25th, 2010, 09:49 AM
dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Manager org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Manager.Stopshut down the computer or produce any output?
Is the situation the same when you boot into an older kernel (if you have one)?
May 25th, 2010, 12:55 PM
(as opposed to the normal/graphical way)....
Somewhere on your screen, mine's on the top right, you'll see your Username. If you click on it, you'll get the options for restarting, shutdown etc. Is that what you mean by "as opposed to the graphical way" ?
May 25th, 2010, 01:23 PM
See the last comment first. And there's an error in the fix post #9 gedit should be used with gksudo
gksudo gedit filename
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