alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Tue Aug 7 21:32:38 BST 2007

Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> nothing?
> 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.

This is possible, perhaps. I did not take any special acpi action, and 
it is an old machine PIII 500 MHx with two memory slots 'Time' brand 
and probably as cheap as chips (fish type).

It does appear to complete the shutdown sequence, and the splash 
screen appears and the progress bar completes, but subsequently the 
machine continues the display staying on.

> 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>.

thanks I will try that, for interest

alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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