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    Cool SHUTDOWN wont work

    Hi
    when i press shutdown button on Ubuntu it does nothing. Even if i wait 5 minutes...
    How could i fix this? I have to use SWITCH USERS at the moment... then shutdown from there

    Sorry about the typing im on a live cd which recognises the wrong keyboard.
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    Re: SHUTDOWN wont work

    Strange. You mean the "Shut Down..." option from the "power button" menu?
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    Re: SHUTDOWN wont work

    Yes. I use 11.04 with Ubuntu Classic: if i click on the power button menu, "log out" and "shut down" don't do anything at all... it just sits there. It did the same when i had 10.10, resolved itself on upgrade, then stoppped working again...
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    Cool Re: SHUTDOWN wont work

    the command line works though ("sudo shutdown -h now" or something). Sure its cool/geeky to commmand line your way off your computer in class but i would like to do it the other way...
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    Re: SHUTDOWN wont work

    Quote Originally Posted by blackbird34 View Post
    the command line works though ("sudo shutdown -h now" or something). Sure its cool/geeky to commmand line your way off your computer in class but i would like to do it the other way...
    I have the same problem time to time with restarting the computer. I find that I have to click it 2 or 3 times to make something happen.

    You could always just make a launcher on your desktop for shutdown and give it a good icon.

    make the command

    Code:
    shutdown -P 0

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    Re: SHUTDOWN wont work

    it works now. i don't know why. Maybe when you hit Ubuntu functions like that with a few command line attempts it likes it better and behaves
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    Angry Re: SHUTDOWN wont work

    doh. I spoke too soon. I'll stick with the terminal.
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