[ubuntu-uk] Shutdown bug?

John Oliver jp.oliver at ntlworld.com
Fri Mar 30 06:13:13 UTC 2012


Yeah, it did used to notify people that there are more users logged in. If two or more users were logged in, a dialogue box used to appear requesting authentication to continue shutting down. If you clicked cancel on that dialogue, you used to be brought back to gdm. I haven't really used multiple users since 10.04/10.10 so have no experience of what might happen now, but it definitely used to have this now missing behaviour.

Regards,
John Oliver 

On 30 Mar 2012, at 06:56, Neil Greenwood <neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think it's by design. It used to shutdown regardless when users were logged in, but this isn't desirable for multi-user systems. Now, it wouldn't matter whether you tried to shutdown as the admin user or the normal user, as I understand it. It will only log you out until no more users are logged in. As Daniel said, you can force it with the right command.
> 
> I guess it could be clearer that there is still someone logged in, and I believe this used to be clearer than it is with unity.
> 
> Neil.
> 
> P.S. Sorry for the brevity, this is typed on my phone.
> 
> On Mar 30, 2012 1:14 AM, "Daniel Case" <danielcase10 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Andres,
> 
> I have the same problem, so I will be monitoring this thread if anyone has any answers. What I did as a workaround was create a keyboard shortcut with "gksudo shutdown -h now" and it does the trick, just press the key combination, type my password and the system is on its way to a clean shutdown.
> 
> Daniel
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> On 29 March 2012 22:11, Andres Muniz <andresmp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all, 
> I do not know if this is a bug nor do i know how to call it to report it. And maybe it was reported. 
> 
> If I am logged in with one user(a) i then choose to open another user(b) without logging out of user(a). 
> When logged in as (b) and tap shutdown button on my computer and the message apears to saying it will shut down in 60s. I choose shutdown. But it sends me to the log in screen with no feedback as to why i can not shut down. In the log in sceen i tap the power button once like befor but nothing happens. I then go to the top right and select shutdown and nothing happens. 
> What i need to do is log into user (a) and shutdown from there. 
> 
> (A) is a normal user. 
> (b) is admin group.
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