Kubuntu/Ubuntu does not remove everything from memory at shutdown

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Mar 13 01:16:29 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-03-12 at 11:39 +1100, Steve Morris wrote:
> On 12/03/10 07:11, Isak Enström wrote:
> > On 2010-03-11 20:09, Mark Greenwood wrote:
> >    
> >> On Thursday 11 Mar 2010 04:53:21 Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
> >>      
> >>> On Wednesday 10 March 2010 03:48:35 pm Mark Greenwood wrote:
> >>>        
> >>>> Yes that's exactly what I'm suggesting. Those suggesting this is a Windows
> >>>> problem have missed the point and failed to understand the problem. The
> >>>> problem is that Kubuntu does not correctly shut down and clear
> >>>> memory/microcode/ACPI on a warm reboot. If the system has not been
> >>>> properly shut down then it is not the next OS's problem if hardware does
> >>>> not initialise correctly.
> >>>>
> >>>> Mark
> >>>>
> >>>>          
> >>> Here's the deal.  The BIOS clears and initializes the hardware to a certain
> >>> point upon boot up, and when the control is handed over to the OS after the
> >>> bootstrap is loaded, it's up to the starting OS to initialize, and load the
> >>> drivers for all detected devices.  Blaming Kubuntu because Windoze doesn't
> >>> load right has got to be the craziest thing I've heard around here in a LONG
> >>> time.
> >>>
> >>> Here's a point you don't get as well:  If you're "warm booting", you're by
> >>> nature NOT clearing all the code in all the adapters at the OS level, you're
> >>> just clearing and writing out the Hard Drive cache, killing all the apps
> >>> running, and kicking off a quick reboot via ACPI.  It's up to the BIOS of the
> >>> box, or the next OS startup at that point to reset all cards and memory.  That
> >>> kind of completely empty RAM and all other add-on cards would be a complete
> >>> cold boot, right?  Warm booting means I don't take the time to completely
> >>> clear and shut down the hardware, I just do a "refresh" boot, hence the name
> >>> "warm".
> >>>
> >>> I've been using Kubuntu for years now, and there have been times when I've had
> >>> to do a cold boot because drivers didn't load successfully, but I've never (on
> >>> many machines) heard of blaming OS3 because OS2 and/or OS1 didn't do their
> >>> shut down right.  I've always blamed the OS that was booting up for not
> >>> loading drivers or initializing cards.  I've also had to do full power off
> >>> reboots because warm boots don't completely empty RAM/microcode, etc on
> >>> different OSes (Linux, NetWare, OS/2, and Windows) so this is nothing new.
> >>> Sometimes to get new microcode/updates to load, or fully update drivers, you
> >>> had to do a full cold power off reboot, I just haven't run into that in a long
> >>> while.
> >>>        
> >> I'm sure that's all very relevant to something. But here's the deal.
> >>
> >> I have Windows Vista, Kubuntu, and Mandriva on my laptop.
> >>
> >> I can warm reboot from Windows into any of the 3 OS's I have installed.
> >> I can warm reboot from Mandriva into any of the 3 OS's I have installed.
> >> I cannot warm reboot from Kubuntu into any OS, including Kubuntu.
> >>
> >> You still trying to tell me this is Windows' problem?
> >>
> >> Mark
> >>
> >>      
> >>>
> >>>        
> >>      
> > Maybe you should try to upgrade you BIOS? From your experience it
> > certainly sounds like Kubuntu does things differently, but it coud just
> > as easily be a hardware/BIOS bug. I think it would have been discussed
> > more if no one could warm reboot Kubuntu without error.
> >
> > /Isak
> >
> >    
> It is not a bios issue. I have Kubuntu/Ubuntu, Mandriva and Win 7 on the 
> one machine that I am tri-booting between. In order to get sound from my 
> sound card in Win 7 after using Kubuntu I have to boot Mandriva to kdm 
> and reboot to Win 7 from there. This works because Mandriva correctly 
> shuts everything down at shutdown whereas Kubuntu attempts to shutdown 
> everything that is not in its keep alive lists and obviously doesn't do 
> it properly or we wouldn't be having this issue.
> I've even been in the situation of, because of Compiz being unstable and 
> randomly crashing with no way of restarting it, of having to warm boot 
> Kubuntu with applications like firefox still active, and having the 
> starting of firefox in Kubuntu after the reboot tell me it cannot start 
> because firefox is already loaded and not responding and to shut that 
> instance down first. So the kill everything that other people are 
> telling me Kubuntu does is either not being done or does not work properly.

Maybe you drug in gnome, somehow, and KDE isn't shutting it down
completely?? Ric

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"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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