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    Shut down prompt keeps popping up!!

    CAn Anyone help, it pops up every three secs or so & I'm unAble to do Anything - pleAse ignore cAp A's!!

    Using 10.04, And complete newb

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    Re: Shut down prompt keeps popping up!!

    welcome to ubuntu

    need more info, is warning showing a message or error code?

    are you on a laptop or a pc?

    is your rig running hot?

    did have problems installing ubuntu?

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    Re: Shut down prompt keeps popping up!!

    Hi

    no there's no warning, the machine is working fine otherwise. It's a PC, FujitsuSiemens, about 3 years old. No probs installing. I've been running 10.04 (clean install) for about a month i guess, no problems at all. Went on hols for a week, started it this morning and it's been popping up the "Shut Down The Computer" window constantly. Almost like there's a command going on in the background. Infuriating.

    Thanks in anticipation

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    Re: Shut down prompt keeps popping up!!

    Sorry it took so long to reply, had to go to work.

    tried to do some research didn`t find anything.

    one did say power supply finally went out.

    could be a major problem some where, or , I don`t know!

    anyway try=system>administration>system monitor>proccesses
    and see if an app is running that you know you shut-down

    I`m on the net and the only thing that is running is gnone-system-monitor, should be the same for you. If that doesn`t find any thing try in a terminal

    Code:
     top
    this command will show all proccesses that are running, maybe there will be a message or error code if something is going wrong.

    post it so somebody can help you!

    you can try and run a memtest=restart>boot menu>memtest
    to see if your memory is good, should run it at least 2-3hrs, 6-8 is better

    or, open up the case and check for loose connections (power down first) make sure memory is seated securly, make sure cpu fan spins freely

    just giving some options

    F.Y.I. Give as much info as you can as many pass over your thread when they have to try and read your mind, don`t be scared to ask a stupid question, as the only stupid question is one that isn`t asked..

    good luck, I`m going to bed

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    Re: Shut down prompt keeps popping up!!

    thanks to those that replied. I have now discovered that it isn't just my install that does it. Live CDs do it too - but get this...

    All gnome distros that I have tried on live cds have done exactly the same thing!!

    a kde distro (OpenSUSE) didn't!!

    I'm d/ling PcLinuxOs KDE to see if it is better.

    I've reset my CMOS, that doesn't help.

    Weird.

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    Re: Shut down prompt keeps popping up!!

    what happens if you log into failsafe gnome session?
    Athlon 64 3400+, Gigabyte K8vt800,1.5gb ram, Geforce 7600gs. lucid
    Laptop 1. HP G6065EA, Athlon64 x2 (TK-57),2gb ram, Geforce 7000 lucid
    Laptop 2 Compac CQ60-4305a Turion 64 x2 (RM-72), 4gb ram, geforce 8200M Lucid
    user #458264

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    Re: Shut down prompt keeps popping up!!

    how do i do that?

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    Re: Shut down prompt keeps popping up!!

    Assuming you have set things up so you have to enter your password to log in...

    Boot the machine upto the log in screen.

    At the bottom of the screen in the right hand corner (i think) you will see a box marked session, which will have the word Gnome in it.

    Click on that box and select Failsafe Gnome

    Log in as normal.
    Athlon 64 3400+, Gigabyte K8vt800,1.5gb ram, Geforce 7600gs. lucid
    Laptop 1. HP G6065EA, Athlon64 x2 (TK-57),2gb ram, Geforce 7000 lucid
    Laptop 2 Compac CQ60-4305a Turion 64 x2 (RM-72), 4gb ram, geforce 8200M Lucid
    user #458264

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    Re: Shut down prompt keeps popping up!!

    figured out the failsafe and yes, it does it then too!

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    Re: Shut down prompt keeps popping up!!

    just saying but probably not, but can it be a virus?
    "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." -Albert Einstein

    Ubuntu User #32977; Linux User #528876

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