View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 10.10 Will Not Shut Down!!??

December 30th, 2010, 09:09 PM
I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my touch screen O2 Joggler. Everything works fine apart from when I try to shut down. Everything closes and then the joggler just returns to the login screen. I have to pull the power to turn it off.

All I have done is "apt-get remove indicator-me" and "apt-get install indicator-session" so I have a smaller power icon in the top panel.

Does anyone have any ideas please? Thanks

December 30th, 2010, 09:16 PM
I have run across this too on my old laptop. If I shut it down from command prompt, it stays shut down and works fine from then on.

Go to terminal (Applications->accessories->terminal and type or copy paste the following

sudo shutdown -h now

After the laptop shuts down, reboot normally and try and shut down normally

December 30th, 2010, 11:33 PM
Thanks, that worked perfectly!!

January 3rd, 2011, 02:41 AM
this is happening for me also, when using the option from the panel. i'll try the command line suggestion, which'll probably work, but might this be a known bug for the panel shutdown method?

May 22nd, 2011, 03:14 AM
Is there a way to make this happen permanently? Or do I have to put the "-h" every time I want it to shutdown?