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    Gnome settings daemon not responding

    I get this message whenever I try to shut down Ubuntu 12.04. It's a fresh installation on a dual-boot system with Windows 7.0 and an ATI 7970 graphics card. Sometimes I can shut down by trying a second time and sometimes the system locks up. I'm running the proprietary driver and not the updated one since it wouldn't activate. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Gnome settings daemon not responding

    Quote Originally Posted by MadCityGeoff View Post
    I get this message whenever I try to shut down Ubuntu 12.04. It's a fresh installation on a dual-boot system with Windows 7.0 and an ATI 7970 graphics card. Sometimes I can shut down by trying a second time and sometimes the system locks up. I'm running the proprietary driver and not the updated one since it wouldn't activate. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Are you able to properly shutdown by running the following sudo command:
    Code:
    sudo shutdown -h now

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    Re: Gnome settings daemon not responding

    Yes, running that command line shut down the system perfectly.

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    Re: Gnome settings daemon not responding

    Quote Originally Posted by MadCityGeoff View Post
    Yes, running that command line shut down the system perfectly.
    Are you happy with the result and want to consider this thread solved? If so, please mark as such....if not let me know what I can do to help! Thanks!

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    Re: Gnome settings daemon not responding

    I'd much rather be able to shut down the system from the menu instead of having to run a command line every time. Plus, the error about the Gnome settings daemon makes me wonder if there's something wrong that'll turn up in other ways. So, yes, I'd appreciate further suggestions. Thanks very much!

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    Re: Gnome settings daemon not responding

    can you open your terminal (Unity Dash -> Type in "Terminal")

    And run (your password will not show, even if it is entered)

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    Restart your computer later, and see if the issue still persists. If it does, post back.
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    Re: Gnome settings daemon not responding

    I ran the update and upgrade commands as you specified, but I'm still getting the Gnome settings daemon error when I try to shut down. Any other thoughts?

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    Re: Gnome settings daemon not responding

    I had slightly different problem in 12.04, so I am not 100% if this is going to solve your problem, but you can try. If this will not work you can still change it back to the previous state.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...41&postcount=2

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    Re: Gnome settings daemon not responding

    That didn't work either. I followed the instructions in your link and added "acpi-force" to grub and updated. I restarted a couple of times, but the Gnome error message is still there whenever I try to shut down.

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    Re: Gnome settings daemon not responding

    Quote Originally Posted by MadCityGeoff View Post
    That didn't work either. I followed the instructions in your link and added "acpi-force" to grub and updated. I restarted a couple of times, but the Gnome error message is still there whenever I try to shut down.
    What about purging the current gnome-shell and then re-installing?

    Either by doing:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge gnome-shell
    Then
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
    Then reboot....

    or you can go with Gnome 3
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
    Maybe one of these will work at solving the issue for you....let us know!

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