Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 11:58:38 BST 2007


On Tue, 07 Aug 2007, alan c wrote:

> tmoore at rivercitychristianschool.com wrote:
> > My AMD64 7.04 server will not shutdown when I select the shut-down icon, nor
> > will it respond to ctrl-alt-del.  Have others had this problem?
> Yes, I just installed edubuntu 7.04 (workstation only) into a PIII and 
> have to force it off using hold down of the power button for 5 
> seconds. (In fact I installed initially as xubuntu alternate, then 
> edubuntu-desktop, then removed xubuntu-desktop)

Is the problem that the shutdown process proceeds but the machine doesn't
actually power off at the end or does the shutdown icon actually do

Not powering down at the end of the shutdown sequence is sometimes caused
by poor acpi support for your particular motherboard, I'd be surprised to
see this issue with newer machines like these.

The gnome shutdown icon doing nothing is not something I've seen before.
Are you even prompted for a password? 

<ctrl><alt><del> shouldn't do anything from an edubuntu graphical desktop.
However, you can cause a reboot by switching to a text terminal (press
<ctrl><alt><F1>) and then pressing <ctrl><alt><del>.


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