Can't reboot

Tipton, Timothy Timothy.Tipton at
Wed Jun 13 15:29:35 BST 2007

Thank you for your response; 

I cannot reboot from terminal. It does the same thing as rebooting from
the gui. I read the thread you sent, and it seems my problem is slightly
different; nothing freezes, and the gui goes away, I just get stuck with
a black screen, OR it will get to the splash screen of the bios and just
hang there.

I've also already tried to reconfigure X - still have no luck. I will
try again, if need be, but tell me this, after I backup my current
Xorg.conf - if it screws up, how do I replace it back on top of the
"new(broken)" one?

Thanks for your help,

-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-studio-users-bounces at
[mailto:ubuntu-studio-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Asmo
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 9:09 AM
To: Ubuntu Studio Users Help and Discussion
Subject: Re: Can't reboot

Tipton, Timothy kirjoitti:
> When I go to reboot, for whatever reason, the
> system will not reboot.

Here is something similar to your problem:

Can you reboot from terminal?

1. Open terminal - Alt+Ctrl+F1
2. Login
3. Reboot: "sudo shutdown -r now" - will ask your passwd.

If you can, then there is something wrong with X/Gnome. But it will be 
really hard to say what.

You also can try to re-configure your X like this:

"sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" - just follow the questions.

But before that take backup for your working X!

"sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf xorg.conf.backup"

Best Regards Asmo Koskinen.

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