I'm currently running Ubuntu 9.10 x64. After a recent security update my ubuntu refuses to reboot from the system menu. If I click System --> Shutdown and choose Restart, Ubuntu logs me out and immediately presents me with a Log-in Screen.
I can force a reboot by going to a terminal and doing a "sudo init 6" command
At the same time, my internet started behaving strangely. immediately after starting up, i can access the internet perfectly fine. Within 30 minutes of being rebooted, I am unable to access google.com or gmail. (i'm still able to access most other sites.) I've tried restarting my cable modem & router but the only thing that seems to fix it is doing a reboot via "init 6".
The two problems may be unrelated, but since they started at the same time I thought I'd mention it.
Any thoughts, comments, suggestions, or icecream will be greatly appreciated. (especially the icecream)
Thanks in advance!