View Full Version : [xubuntu] Using alternate shutdown and reboot commands?

March 29th, 2009, 01:09 PM

I am experiencing problems with shutdown and reboot from Xubuntu. When I try to shutdown the machine or reboot it, it "hangs". If I disable the splash screen (to see what happens), I get a log-in on the command line of TTY1 but it is not responsive. If I activate TTY7 I can see a message stating:

All processes ended within 2 seconds

I can wait for as long as I like but nothing happens after that.

If I open a root terminal and issue the command
halt -f -p the systems turns off without hesitation. If I issue
reboot -f now the systems reboots as expected.

So I decided to change the commands in the GUI (Applications > Settings > Login Window) and clicked "Edit Commands". There I changed the default command for reboot in
reboot -f now and did a similar change for shutdown. It did not work:(

Then I changed the commands using the configuration files:


Of course I made one change at a time and tested it. But even after I had changed all files I could not get the system to shutdown or reboot through GDM

So my question is:

Where or how do I change the commands for shutdown and reboot in order for GDM to do its job?

PS. The originating problem is caused by NFS/Portmap but I can't find a solution for it. I must have searched and tried for over a week ](*,)

Any help greatly appreciated!



April 4th, 2009, 02:37 PM
No one :confused:

I hoped it would not be too difficult for a real Ubuntu Guru ;)

April 26th, 2009, 09:24 AM
Well. My first unanswered and therefore unresolved thread.